The Fear Tactic

From Pastor’s Desk:

Psalm 118:6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?


Much easier said than done, but if we can exercise faith in the Psalmist’s words, there would be less frustration, anxiety, and fear when facing adversity either coming from someone or a situation. Jesus went so far as to say “fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28).

People with less than aggressive personalities are often in fear of and intimidated by those with more aggressive personalities. In light of Psalm 118:6 and Matthew 10:28 there is no need to fear anyone or anything. Needless to say, that necessitates great faith in the Lord.

Even mature people can be fearful of the outcome of bad situation caused by a person (not necessarily bad, maybe misguided) when it happens so suddenly you don’t have time to think before you react. When the “dust” settles, however, and depending upon whether you are standing on right, there will be a calm as you realize God has the whole thing under control, thus you have no need to fear.

I believe the “fear tactic” of the enemy is his most used tool. Fear breeds distrust. Distrust is a result of lack of faith. Without faith it is impossible to please God (Hebrews 11:6).

A safe conclusion is that as long as we do not exercise faith that the Lord is with us we will be afraid.

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