Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.Isaiah 41:10 Kjv
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At the age of 16 I got my first taste of anxiety. I remember laying in my bed after an unjust fight with my mother, and feeling a huge weight on my chest like an elephant sitting on me. Anxiety is basically worry on steroids’! That same feeling followed me into early adulthood up until now, the more I think about it fear used to always be a part of my life. I had fear when my mother would walk through the door. I had fear that I would never be accepted. I had fear that I would end up alone or dead in a ditch somewhere. I felt that heavy weight constantly, even now sometimes it creeps in every now and again.
Just the other day I was in the shower talking to Jesus about things that were basically causing me fear, and anxiety. I heard the Holy Spirit tell me, “I will help you, I will hold you up with my righteous right hand”. I felt a peace wash over me. I have to keep reminding myself that I need to believe and TRUST in The Most High God. That’s when I started to turn my attention to the fear that kept creeping up every time I figured I was “okay” that’s when I began to understand that the fear I had was basically handed down to me from my mother. It was pushed upon me, and crammed down my throat forcing me to live a stagnated life and that stagnation seeped into my Christian walk with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ (Yeshua Hamasiyach).
I had this unrealistic view of Christ what He represented, and who He was. It is stated that Fear not or Be not Afraid is used over 365 times in the Holy Bible the Most High never intended for us to live a stagnated Christian life or existence full of FEAR and doubt. I lived a life full of fear I had inadequacies that I focused on I also felt that Jesus would never love or use a broken girl like me I was full of fear and that opened the gateway to doubt and hopelessness amongst other things. I believe that our biggest problems as followers of Christ is that we don’t believe and trust Him as hard or as much as we ought to we let the cares of this life sweep us away from The Most High God. We our past, the news, our jobs, and relationships etc. take our minds off of Christ. The most major one of all the topics I named is our PAST.
A lot of the time we think we know it all. I know I personally thought I knew it all, and concerning my healing I forgot it was a EVERYDAY thing. As Believers we are instructed to cast down imaginations and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God. (2 Corinthians 10:5 kjv)
I understand now that He tells us to fear not because He loves us! He tells us not to be dismayed (loss of courage from fear) because He is with us and He will never forsake us. (Hebrews 13:5 kjv) He will strengthen us whenever we feel weak, and He will help us when we feel helpless! He will even uphold us with His righteous right hand! All we have to do is believe in a world full of fear, and uncertainty hold on to Jesus Christ! Have hope in Him because His promises and His Word never comes back void (Isaiah 55:11 kjv)
Remember you have a Savior who loves and cares for you! All you have to do is believe in Him. (John 14:1 kjv)
John 14:1 kjv- 14 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.
Understand (like I had to) as survivors of abuse fear was given to us forcefully, and it’s something that you can reject and NOT ACCEPT!! Choose faith over fear ! May this Message give you comfort and strength in Christ Name I pray! Amen!!