FEAR

Reverend Hardee Weathers

Excerpt from “Writings on Faith”

I would not tell you that it doesn’t rain on the just and the unjust alike, but there is one thing the just and the Christian have, that is a little larger umbrella! We have a little bit more protection. We have a little more fortitude. Now, many times we have to go through the same thing that the world goes through, but thank God we have help, and we have strength that the world knows nothing about! As our lives deepen with God, and we learn to meditate and spend time in prayer with the Lord, the Bible says that we shall grow in grace and in the knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. This produces faith in our hearts, i.e., spending time in the Word and walking in fellowship with Him, and can be an antidote for fear in our lives. You know, they have an antidote and a substitute for everything today. Thank God that walking with the Lord and spending time in His Word can fortify us and is an antidote for fear in our lives.

Moses once was running out of Egypt, oing across the desert. He had two million people behind him. Old Pharaoh didn’t like it at all, and he began to go after the Israelites. The first thing he knew, old Moses found himself in a strait. He had mountains on either side. He had the Red Sea before him, Pharaoh’s horses behind him, and he looked to the Lord. He didn’t have to seek Him because he knew exactly where He was. He was right there with him! So Moses asked God what to do about it, and He said, “Stand still, and you shall have the Lord to work for you today.”

Many times in our anxieties and our fears, we need to just stop, stand still, and give thought to the fact that the Lord is with us. His love encircles us, and His power lives within us. So who in the world have we got to fear? What circumstance can bring fear to the heart and life of the child of God? Proverbs 29:25 says, “The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the Lord shall be safe.” You’re safe, do you know that? I don’t know what tomorrow is going to bring, and I’ll agree with you that the future, as far as this world is concerned, does not look very bright; but I want to remind you that He said that if we fear the Lord (if you’re going to fear something, fear God) we shall be saved.