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Fear Is An Enemy to Faith

presiderblogPsalm 27:1. “The Lord is my Light and my Salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the Strength of my life of whom shall I be afraid?
Of all the oppressive emotions we experience as humans, fear is usually one of the most powerful. Fear is an enemy to faith that rises up against us throughout our lives. When we aratastrophes and vivid images from dreams or movies. Although these things are nothing more than imaginations, they are very real to young children.
While fear is something we definitely feel, we must realize that it is more than an emotion; it is a spiritual enemy.  Scripture informs us that the spirit of fear does not come from God (II Timothy 1:7). It is often a fruit of our sinful nature, a nature that tends to believe the worst and does not trust the Lord (II Corinthians 10:3-5).  At other times, it strikes us as a direct blow by Satan or one of his demonic spirits (Ephesians 6:10-13).  Indeed, many people – even believers – are held captive by a spirit of fear. They are paralyzed by worry, lack of peace, and are defeated in their daily lives and fruitless in their service for the Lord.
Faith and fear very often fight each other for mastery of the soul.  David did not begin this Psalm by stating his fear but by declaring his faith. In so doing, he identified the only solution to the problem of fear; trusting the Lord.  In the same personal way that David referred to the Lord as his shepherd (Psalm 23:1) he now testifies that God was his LIGHT, SALVATION, and STRENGTH.  Because of his personal relationship with the Lord, he would not be afraid of anyone or anything.
You do not have anyone or anything to fear, because God IS your light, your salvation and your strength. “People Matter” and you matter to God.