Fear is a big deal to most people. That’s nothing new. It was a problem for the Israelites, too. Deuteronomy 7 tells the story of how God commanded the Israelites to conquer seven nations that outpowered them. Perhaps the very thought struck fear into their hearts, and they wondered how in the world they could ever go to battle against these nations and win (v. 17).
Moses gave them some good advice: “Do not be afraid of those nations, for the Lord your God is among you, and he is a great and awesome God. The Lord your God will drive those nations out ahead of you little by little…the Lord your God will hand them over to you” (v. 21-23). Then he told them to remember the great things God had done for them in the past (vv. 18,19).
When we feel afraid, we ought to remember that our God is great and awesome. He’s more than capable of driving out the enemies we face. He’s been faithful in the past, and He’ll be faithful in the present. We find courage when we focus on who He is rather than on whatever is frightening us.
What enemies are you facing today? Doubt, perhaps? Fear of an unknown future? Fear of financial insecurity? Marriage problems? Poor health? Whatever it is, God is bigger. No enemy can overpower you when God is on your side, my friend.