I have been through some of the most fearful times of my life. I can’t tell it all (maybe in my 3rd or 4th book). But there were times when I was afraid I would lose my mind. There were times when I thought I would lose my job. There were times I was afraid of people plotting to destroy me. There were times when I was afraid I would never be loved like God wants me to be loved. There were times when I was afraid I wasn’t pretty enough, smart enough, pure enough, and perfect enough – until the Holy Spirit penetrated my heart and gave me a confidence in God that even fear can’t penetrate.
God is present with us and here for us. He doesn’t want us to be afraid. He will strengthen us when we’re weak and help us when we don’t have anyone else. I’m a living witness. But what really gives me a sense of joy and peace is knowing that God will uphold us in His righteous right hand. My God.
When we allow Satan to hold us hostage by our fears, God can’t release what He wants to release in our lives because we’re too afraid to trust God. Your mind, job, finances, livelihood, life, true love, and worth are all under the control of God. When you grasp that in your spirit, you can let go of fear. You can’t hold on to both. Dr.J.
Isaiah:41:10 NIV “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.”