Series Overview: Fear is a hard thing to admit. We want to be brave and for others to see us that way too. We don’t think we have fears because fear takes on many forms, many disguises. Fear is a liar because it masquerades behind a multitude of symptoms, emotions, and behaviors. Fear is also a liar because our fears are often founded on what-ifs, half-truths or outright lies. In this series, we'll learn how to sift through the symptoms and get to the root of our fears and to deal with them so that we would not be a slave to them any longer.
Today's Message: 06/09/2019
Part 4 - Fear’s Antidote
When Fear says NO ONE CARES ...
God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. - 1 John 4:16–18
When Fear says YOU ARE ALONE …
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. - Isaiah 41:10
… God says I AM WITH YOU
Those who were my enemies without cause hunted me like a bird. They tried to end my life in a pit and threw stones at me; the waters closed over my head, and I thought I was about to perish. - Lamentations 3:52–54
I called on your name, LORD, from the depths of the pit. You heard my plea: “Do not close your ears to my cry for relief.” You came near when I called you, and you said, “Do not fear.” - Lamentations 3:55–57
When Fear says STOP ...
“Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go. Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” - Joshua 1:7–9