Hello Everyone,

Look how fear has flipped the globe upside down, collectively gripping humanity, putting us in holding patterns. And let’s face it, it’s hard not to fear.

God has consistently spoken these words to humanity through the ages: FEAR NOT! And God keeps saying it: FEAR NOT!

Yet, I think God gets it that in our frailty, we will encounter fear. Fear ignites when we realise we can’t control things. We rehearse all sorts of possible scenarios that put us in the grip of fear. Yet, when God says FEAR NOT, it is not just a hanging, stand-alone statement. He ties this declaration to Himself; to who He is.

Fear not, for I am with you . . . I am your God (Isaiah 41:10). The God who created all things by the word of His mouth, puts himself behind the statement.  Then He announces what He will do . . . I will strengthen, help and deliver you. Every time God says FEAR NOT, he ties Himself and His actions to the statement. He brings all He is as God to bear on our circumstances and acts to bring His strength, peace, comfort, salvation, endurance, encouragement, hope, survival.

So friends, get planted and FEAR NOT!

Have a listen to this song by The Afters: “I Will Fear No More”. It’s powerful. Sing it, declare it, live in it.

Best days ahead

Wen


I will Fear No More by The Afters

Every anxious thought that steals my breath

It’s a heavy weight upon my chest

As I lie awake and wonder what the future will hold

Help me to remember that You’re in control


You’re my courage when I worry in the dead of night

You’re my strength ’cause I’m not strong enough to win this fight

You are greater than the battle raging in my mind

I will trust You, Lord

I will fear no more


I will lift my eyes

I will lift my cares

Lay them in Your hands

I’ll leave them there

When the wind and waves are coming

You shelter me

Even though I’m in the storm, the storm is not in me


You’re my courage when I worry in the dead of night

You’re my strength ’cause I’m not strong enough to win this fight

You are greater than the battle raging in my mind

I will trust You, Lord

I will fear no more

(Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh) I will fear no more

(Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh) I will fear no more


No power can come against me

‘Cause You have overcome

No darkness can overwhelm me

‘Cause You’ve already won

No power can come against me

‘Cause You have overcome

(Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh)

No darkness can overwhelm me

‘Cause You’ve already won

(Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh)


You’re my courage when I worry in the dead of night

You’re my strength ’cause I’m not strong enough to win this fight

You are greater than the battle raging in my mind

I will trust You, Lord (Trust You, Lord)

I will fear no more (Fear no more)


I will fear no more (Fear no more)

(Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh) I will fear no more

(Oh-oh-oh-ohh, oh-oh-oh-ohh) I will fear no more