Assurance: Defeating Fear Daily

 

 

Assurance: Defeating Fear Daily: Bible Verses

Ps.118.6 The LORD is on my side; I will not fear: what can man do unto me?

Heb.13.6 So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

2 Ti.1.7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

Heb.11.6 But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

1 Co.2.5 That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.

Ps.46.1 God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. ps.46.2 Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; ps.46.3 Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah.

Pr.29.25 The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.

Mk.10.27 And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

Assurance: Defeating Fear Daily: Writings from Oswald Chambers

I will not be obsessed with apprehension. This does not mean that I will not be tempted to fear, but I will remember God’s words of assurance. I will be full of courage, like a child who strives to reach the standard his father has set for him.

Whenever anything begins to disintegrate your life with Jesus Christ, turn to Him at once, asking Him to re-establish your rest.

When it seems that there is nothing and no one to help you, say to yourself, “But ‘The Lord is my helper’ this very moment, even in my present circumstance.”

All of our fears are sinful, and we create our own fears by refusing to nourish ourselves in our faith. How can anyone who is identified with Jesus Christ suffer from doubt or fear! Our lives should be an absolute hymn of praise resulting from perfect, irrepressible, triumphant belief.

“Lord, I am delighted to obey You in this.”

All that is required is to live a natural life of absolute dependence on Jesus Christ. Never try to live your life with God in any other way than His way. And His way means absolute devotion to Him. Showing no concern for the uncertainties that lie ahead is the secret of walking with Jesus.

The nature of the spiritual life is that we are certain in our uncertainty.

Certainty is the mark of the commonsense life—gracious uncertainty is the mark of the spiritual life. To be certain of God means that we are uncertain in all our ways, not knowing what tomorrow may bring. This is generally expressed with a sigh of sadness, but it should be an expression of breathless expectation. We are uncertain of the next step, but we are certain of God. As soon as we abandon ourselves to God and do the task He has placed closest to us, He begins to fill our lives with surprises.

If I can stay calm, faithful, and unconfused while in the middle of the turmoil of life, the goal of the purpose of God is being accomplished in me. God is not working toward a particular finish—His purpose is the process itself. What He desires for me is that I see “Him walking on the sea” with no shore, no success, nor goal in sight, but simply having the absolute certainty that everything is all right because I see “Him walking on the sea” (6: 49). It is the process, not the outcome, that is glorifying to God.

Our circumstances are the means God uses to exhibit just how wonderfully perfect and extraordinarily pure His Son is. Discovering a new way of manifesting the Son of God should make our heart beat with renewed excitement. It is one thing to choose adversity, and quite another to enter into adversity through the orchestrating of our circumstances by God’s sovereignty. And if God puts you into adversity, He is adequately sufficient to “supply all your need” (Philippians 4: 19).

If we realize that moment-by-moment obedience is the goal, then each moment as it comes is precious.

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