He knows my name
“But now, O Jacob, listen to the Lord who created you. O Israel, the one who formed you says, ‘Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine.”
He sees my every move
“I can never escape from your Spirit! I can never get away from your presence!
He thinks about me
“How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered!
He is with me
“This is my command- be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God i with you wherever you go.”
He will fight for me
“The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.”
He made me in His image
“So god created human beings in his own image. In the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.”
He is my safe place
“He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress where I will not be shaken. My victory and honor come from God alone. He is my refuge, a rock where no enemy can reach me. O my people, trust in him at all times. Pour out your heart to him, for God is our refuge.”
He has a plan for me
“‘For I know the plans I have for you’ says the Lord. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’”
He is good
“You are god and do only good teach me your decrees.”
He is freedom
2 Corinthians 3:17
“For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.”
He is always with me
“Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
God says “do not be afraid” or, “fear not” 365 times in the bible. He must be serious! There are 365 days in a year, so he has one for every day.
God’s desire is that we continually progress, that we reach higher heights and go to new levels. Oftentimes, as soon as we make the decision to step out in faith and obey God, the enemy brings in fear to try to stop us. He’ll bring thoughts like, “What if you fail? What are other people going to think? You don’t have what it takes.” He’ll do his best to use fear to try to convince us to shrink back and stay where we are.
The Bible says that fear is a spirit. It plays on our emotions and holds us back. But the good news is that we have power over fear! The Bible says that perfect love casts out all fear. When we receive God’s perfect love, we will have confidence about the future because we know His plans are for our good. I’ve heard it said that fear is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. Understand that fear is a lie. Today, choose to believe God’s Word and receive His love so that you can overcome fear and move forward into the good life He has prepared for you!