David is still in this crazy situation where the king wants him dead. Fear is coming at him from all sides and David is struggling with what to do. In the middle of his struggle, his good friend Jonathan encourages him. “Don’t be afraid,” he said. “My father Saul will not lay a hand on you. You will be king over Israel, and I will be second to you. Even my father Saul knows this.” – 1 Samuel 23:17. Jonathan reminds him of what God has said about his life. God has promised David that he would be the next king. So even if things look bad at the moment, the truth remains that David is going to be the next king.Now it was up to David to believe that truth and begin to use that to combat his fear.
Fear stops when we believe God’s Word. The truth is that when God speaks, it has to come to pass. God had told David he would be king. That means that David had to live with that expectation. What God speaks has to happen. The same is true in your life. God has given each of us words from Him. We have promises in the Bible or things that He has spoken directly to our hearts. Those words have to come true because God can’t lie.
That means that your fear has to stop at God’s word. It doesn’t matter what it looks like or what you see. Fear stops when you begin to believe what God says. God speaks the truth. So if He said it, it has to happen.
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God help me to believe in your word with the knowledge that my fear has to stop at your word. Father, show me how to find promises in the Bible that speak to my fear. God help to combat the fear in my life in Jesus’ name Amen!