#FEARLESS365 is a yearlong study of God’s commandment to us to live without fear. For 365 days, we will focus on one scripture and volunteers from all over the world will share their personal thoughts and what God has shared with them on the specific verse. For more info… go here.
He shall say: “Hear, Israel: Today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them.
More often than not as Christians we forget that we are in a war. Not a war fought with armies and nations but made up of spiritual strong holds and powers, and God is calling us into that war. What’s the first part of the verse? “Today you are going into battle against your enemies” we are going into a battle with the enemy. War is a scary thing, we see it in the news and most people attribute war with fear. But what’s the next part of the verse? “Do not be fainthearted or afraid; do not panic or be terrified by them.”
The devil is really good at putting little seeds of fear and doubt into our lives making us think there is no future and no hope. But God is telling us not to be afraid, God is the all-powerful Creator of the heavens and earth and He is looking over us at each moment in our lives. Those of us who are Christians have hope for the future and know what will happen when the trumpet sounds and Jesus returns, all fear and pain is gone. 2nd Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” What this verse means to me is that no matter what the enemy is doing around us, we can’t trust in him. God is saying do not be afraid, even if it is during the most dangerous situations and He will guide us through them in victory.
Jared Webb is a Missionary in Bamenda, Cameroon, Central Africa. He is originally Trenton, Ontario, Canada. He is the younger of twins by 10 minutes.