No More Fear


Out of Charles H. Spurgeon's book, Morning By Morning, he writes,


"God has said"
Heb. 13:5

If we can grasp these words by faith, we have an all-conquering weapon in our hand.  All doubts will be slain by this two-edged sword.  Fear will be pierced with a fatal wound by this arrow from the bow of God's covenant.  The distresses of life and the pangs of death, the corruptions within and the snares without, the trials from above and the temptations from below, will all seem like light afflictions when we stand by faith in the strength of "God has said."  Whether for delight in our tranquility, or for strength in our conflict, "He has said" must be our daily resort.  This may teach us the extreme value of searching the Scriptures.  There may be a promise in the Word that would exactly fit your case, but you may not know of it, and therefore you miss its comfort.  There may be a potent medicine in the great pharmacy of Scripture, and yet you may remain sick unless you examine and search the Scriptures to discover what "God has said."  Besides reading the Bible, shouldn't you store in your memory the rich promises of God?  If you can recall the sayings of great people, and quote the words of popular songs, shouldn't your knowledge of the words of God be extensive, so that you can quote them readily when you need to solve a difficulty or overthrow a doubt?  Since "God has said" is the source of all wisdom and the fountain of all comfort, let it dwell in you richly, as "a spring of water welling up to eternal life."

My daughter, Jenny's, favorite verse is, "In the beginning God," from Genesis 1:1.  Now, to read "God has said" puts another whole meaning to life.  This is where it all starts, "In the beginning God" and then to add "God has said."  Wow!  Sometimes that is what I need.  Nothing else needs said, because He already did.

When fear takes hold, let us remember, "God has said."  Here are other words of His to remind us He is in control.  He will hold us in His arms, and carry us through.

"Say to those with anxious heart,
'Take courage, fear not.'"
Isaiah 35:4a

"Do not fear, for I am with you;
Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, surely I will help you,
Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Isaiah 41:10

"Therefore, let us fear if, while a promise remains of entering His rest,
any one of you may seem to have come short of it.
Heb. 4:1

We know there is nothing to fear IN God, because "He has said," and that is all we need.  
I pray, "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you.  Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."  John 15:27

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

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