Today I reject fear! I do not normally comment on political happenings in the US, but today is different. So I say again, today I reject fear!
The bible says in 2 Timothy 1:7, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”
Human beings fear war. Yesterday, Wednesday January 6, 2021, there was war in the United States of America. Oh yes.. there was a war on democracy, as an unruly mob stormed the Capitol Building in Washington. This is building where Congress meets, not to be confused with the White House, which is the President’s official residence. This distinction is important, especially for persons residing outside of the US.
Everyone in my household in the US and persons all over the world watched in awe as civilians stormed the Capitol Building to disrupt the Congress session. It was indeed a fearful site to behold.
Here are some other fears:
We fear natural disasters. Natural disasters, like hurricanes, tornadoes, tsunamis, earthquakes, volcanic eruptions occur everywhere in the world. No country or location is immune to these disruptions. I grew up on an island and hurricane threats were always present.
We fear diseases. There are many diseases. We fear diseases such as cancer, diabetes, hypertension, eczemas, chicken pox, small pox, sexually transmitted diseases and now the novel corona virus (COVID). Diseases also run in families. So if anyone in your family had cancer or diabetes, for example, the chances of you having that disease increases exponentially.
We fear rejection. Every human being fears rejection. We fear rejection when we apply for jobs. We fear that our ideas will be rejected when we speak up in public and private meetings. When we think of rejection though, our worst fear is being rejected by the people we love. After all, we value their opinions the most.
We fear pain. We fear physical pain that comes from diseases. We fear mental pain that comes about when we agonize, worry and stress about issues over which we have no control. We fear the emotional pain which occurs each time we feel rejected or unloved. See how all the fears are related?
We fear loss. We fear loss of control over our own lives and the lives of our loved ones. For parents this means that children are growing up, and leaving home, and are no longer under our “jurisdiction,” as it were. There is also loss when our family and friends die and are no longer with us physically. As human beings we have no control over death, except in the unfortunate instances when people take their own lives. And yet, God is still in control of those outcomes.
So back to my initial statement. We fear war. Yesterday looked like war in the US. It looked like war against the democratically and duly elected in-coming President of the United States. President elect Joe Biden won the US Presidency race in November 2020.
Ultimately God says we should not be afraid of any wars or rumors of wars. He has promised to be with us even in the most tumultuous of times.
Our greatest and only fear should be eternal separation from God and the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit has been described as our Comforter. The one who gives us the strength and the power to do indescribably wonderful things on this earth. The Holy Spirit gives us the power to love and forgive those persons who willingly abuse and malign us.
The Bible says in John 14:16, in Jesus’ own words, “And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever;”
So today I say to you…REJECT FEAR! Make God the true President and Spiritual leader of your life. God is truly more powerful than ALL YOUR FEARS!