Wednesday, 13 July 2016
Joyce Meyer's daily devotional July 13, 2016 - Light Up the Darkness
Topic: Light Up the Darkness [July 13, 2016]
Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. - Isaiah 41:10
God's Word is clear on this point: We are not to fear. Notice that He doesn’t say that we are never to feel fear, but He does say we shouldn't allow fear to control us and steal our destiny.
It's important to remember that what we hide in the darkness has to be brought into the light if we're going to get rid of it. Go into a completely dark room and switch on the light. What happens? The darkness is swallowed up. That is the way God and His Word work in our lives. When we do what God's Word tells us to do, those fears that try to torment us are swallowed up. They're gone, and they have no power over you.
How I wish I had a magic wand I could wave or a prayer I could say that would end fear in your life once and for all. Unfortunately, that's not going to happen. Prayer does give us the strength to stand against fear, but for us to overcome and be conquerors as God intends us to be, we must realize that we can “feel the fear and do it anyway,” and then we'll be free.
Lord, may the power of Your Word be effective in dealing with the fears I bring to You now. Show me the truths that set my soul free. Amen.