But isn't that just like fear, to make us think something tiny and small is large and dangerous and set upon our destruction? Our fears always escalate if we give into them. The more we concentrate on them the more they grow and grow and become something that no one could overcome. Unless that person trusts in the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Bible clearly tells us, "For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind" (2 Timothy 1:7).
The Lord Jesus frequently encouraged His disciples to "be not afraid," and His Spirit within us does the same. We must make a choice, will we listen to the fear or to our Lord? Fear yells and shouts. The Holy Spirit speaks with a still, small voice. Fear invokes feelings of anxiety and sometimes even panic. The Holy Spirit is called "The Comforter." He is the source of all peace, comfort and joy.
In those moments of our lives where we imagine the black bears in the bushes, let us choose, by faith, to listen to the still, small voice of the One who loved us so much He willingly died for us. Let us choose the One called the Prince of Peace.
"But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, 'Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.' "
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