Psalm 56:3-11

Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?

 

Because of the limitations of the flesh, fear has become a natural thing. In as much as there is a little uncertainty we unknowingly begin to experience fear. I will love to explain fear by discussing two underlying stimuli of fear.

 

  1. Knowledge

Knowledge is defined as information or facts acquired through experience or theory. The more we acquire knowledge about certain things, the more we are exposed to fear in relation to those things. For example, a little child who had never experienced being burnt by a naked flame will never have fears passing his or her hand through a naked flame. But the moment the child experiences pain from a naked flame, the child becomes conscious of that hurt and begins avoiding naked flames. That knowledge of pain creates fear of fire in that child. Perhaps that could be one of the reasons why God never wanted us to eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Perhaps he was trying to preserve us from knowing too much and begin to fear.

 

However, even though man ate of that tree, Jesus came to restore us back to Gods original plan. Therefore as long as you are in Christ, no matter the knowledge you may have gotten about anything, there is still one final knowledge to whatever fact that may exist.  Whatsoever knowledge you may have received concerning that sickness, concerning that position, that financial situation. There is still a supreme knowledge, a knowledge that counters all natural or supernatural knowledge. That is the knowledge of the truth. Jesus said “I am the truth and the life” (John 14:6).

 

We must understand that there is a good knowledge and evil knowledge. Whatsoever opposes the TRUTH (Jesus’s opinion) about your situation is an evil knowledge that most be thrown away. If Jesus says you are healed! no matter what the doctors may say, believe you are healed cos thus saith the Lord.

 

  1. Uncertainty

The dictionary defines uncertainty as the state of being in doubt. Fear comes when there is doubt. The moment you begin to doubt the outcome of a thing, the moment fear begins to set in. Doubt is an enemy of trust. You cannot doubt someone you trust. From our text, we see that trust casts away fear. Remember when you have a wrong knowledge about something you automatically begin to doubt Gods ability to see you through it, then you begin to fear.

 

By having the wrong knowledge about something i mean viewing your situation through the lens of the flesh and not of the spirit. The bible says the spirit gives life while the flesh counts for nothing (John 6:63). As children of God, we must always endeavor to seek Gods opinion about issues of our life. What does God call my case? should be a question we ask whenever we are faced with a challenging situation. When Judah was threatened, King Hezekiah needed to know Gods opinion about there situation, the bible records how he presented the case before the lord (2 Kings 19:14) and he received victory.

 

Also, we must seek to know the God we serve. knowledge of our God will enable us trust in his saving power at all time.

 

I pray that God gives you strength to overcome any form of fear by revealing his mighty power in your situation. Amen

 

 

Bible study:

 

Philippians 4:8

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

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