Tuesday, January 10, 2012
6:04 AM Jennifer Hudson Taylor 4 comments
"But whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure without fear of evil." (Proverbs 1:33)
Fear is one of the main reasons we don't achieve our goals or reach God's greatest potential in our lives. Too many people are controlled by fear. They can't sleep, live in a state of anxiety, worry about everything, spend thousands on counseling, take medications that cause other side effects, fall into depressions, etc.
Most of these other symptoms can be traced back to some kind of fear. Every time an angel appeared to someone in the Bible, he would say, " Do not fear," and then would proceed to give the message. The Bible is available to us as a guide. The Word is a comfort to us when we need hope and faith to believe beyond our current circumstances. This is how we "listen" to the Bible. We act on it by "obeying" the Word. This is how we dwell "safely" in God's protection. Obeying His Word keeps us from falling into the traps the enemy has set for us.