From Trillia Newbell, Fear and Faith: Finding the Peace Your Heart Craves.
When our fear of man seems louder than our trust in him, or our fear for the future overwhelms our thoughts, or our fear and comparison strips us of our joy, the Lord proclaims to us, fear not, I am with you. . . . When your fears tell you . . .
- That you are alone, God whispers . . . I am your God.
- That you have to be strong, God tells you, I will strengthen you.
- That you will fall and will fail . . . that you have to muster up the strength to be all that you think the Lord desires you to be and you must do it on your own . . . that you don’t measure up and never will, God tells you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Your fears tell you to fear; God tells you, be not dismayed.