put your fear aside


The Bible refers to fear as a spirit. Fear is something that can consume your emotions, paralyze you and keep you from maximizing your potential. When you are tempted to be afraid of people, problems or circumstances, realize that this is actually God’s reminder to pray for His divine intervention, to calm the fear and to give you peace in the midst of whatever problems you face.


That’s when you can know that God is real—when you are afraid and He overrides that fear with His presence. So, appeal to His presence when fear begins to overtake you so that the emotion of fear doesn’t become a spirit of fear. Through Him, you can control your fear instead of being controlled by it.

And in the face of fear, wait upon God.

Waiting on God does not mean doing nothing. It means not acting outside of God. It means staying within His guidelines and boundaries. As you do that, God’s timing will be activated on your behalf, because you are cooperating with Him, His Word and His methodology. When you are operating in that way you need not fear, for His timing is always perfect.

He is waiting on you to wait upon Him.

So, wait on the Lord. He is waiting on you to wait upon Him. Put fear aside. Rest in His presence, and rest in His will.

Tony Evans Dr. Tony Evans is the founder and senior pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship in Dallas, founder and president of The Urban Alternative and...

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