Tuesday’s Torch 513
December 4, 2018
Last week we discussed how difficult this time of year can be for some people but that nothing can separate us from the Love of God. Next week we will begin discussing a Christmas theme. However this week, I am going to discuss fear. I am a fan of Christian music and one of my favorite songs right now is by Zach Williams and is called “Fear is a Liar”. If you’ve never heard it, It’s worth a listen; and if you have heard it, it’s worth listening to again.
In the song there are many lyrics that describe what fear tells us regarding who we are, our worth and our potential. In the song, you could interchange the word fear for Satan.
If you hear any of the following speaking into your mind you can know beyond a shadow of a doubt that these are not being spoken by our loving God and they are not coming from you. These lies Satan tells us can sound like: “You’re not good enough.” “You’re not strong enough!” “You’re not worthy.” “You’re not loved.” “You’re not beautiful.” “You’ll never be enough.”
Or maybe the words sound more like “You are dirty.” “You should be ashamed.” “you should run away” or that you’re beyond the grace of God. That it’s too late for you or for the righteous desires of your heart.
When we are afraid to try, to hope, to fight for that righteous desire because we don’t think it is achievable, that it’s gone. It’s not. It never will be.
When those fears try to bring you down into the depths of despair, turn to Psalms 46:1-3:
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof.” -End quote Later in that chapter God tells us to “Be still” and know that He is God. He will help us overcome fear.
In the words to the song I mentioned earlier the results of listening to what fear is telling you is that it will “take your breath”, “stop you in your steps” “rob your rest” and “steal your happiness”. Do you feel any of these things? Sometimes I do. I think we all do from time to time. So what do we do?
The song advises that we cast our fear into the fire, because fear, He is a liar. Satan is the father of all lies. Let us all stop listening to the lies He tells us. If your happiness has been stolen, if you feel as though you can’t breath, if you are scared that you are not strong enough or can’t do something, that is not from your Father in Heaven or His Son Jesus Christ. Turn to God who will strengthen you and help you see your worth. He will comfort you and help you see the truth. May we all find the renewed strength required to make it through our struggles and rise to the occasion. Take back your happiness. Refuse to fall victim to thinking that anything is impossible. I testify from personal experience that nothing is impossible when we believe and turn to the Savior for help. Because He has helped me overcome things that I never dreamed possible, and He will help you. And that is what I leave with you in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen.
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