Knowing the bible is one thing, knowing the author is another!
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7
"He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you." Psalm 91:4-7 NLT
We all have a beast living inside of us, its name is FEAR.
It can be a silent beast that u are unaware of that is holding u back.... Every once in awhile it pops its ugly head out and terrorizes your soul, steals your confidence & your dreams. KNOW YOUR ENEMY!! Don't let this beast inside u beat u up! It is fueled by self doubt and fear. The past (what happened) and the future (what may happen) is where the beast loves to sit on his throne in your mind. Silence the beast by starving him to death with positive thoughts and frequent beatings with the sword of the spirit!
"The angel of The Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them." Psalm 34:7
"In all these things we are more than conquerors, through him who loved us" Romans 37:8
Put on the full armor of God so you will be equipped to be fearless as an ambassador in chains!
Read Ephesians 6:10-20
As you continue to watch the world change and march further away from God find true hope in the suffering of Jesus and the promise that follows.
“Abba, Father,” he said, “everything is possible for you. Take this cup from me. Yet not what I will, but what you will.” Mark 14:36
"Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.” Mark 14:38
"Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.” Isaiah 30:21
"They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord." Jeremiah 1:19
A motivational speech from God?
“But you—up on your feet and get dressed for work! Stand up and say your piece. Say exactly what I tell you to say. Don’t pull your punches or I’ll pull you out of the lineup. “Stand at attention while I prepare you for your work. I’m making you as impregnable as a castle, Immovable as a steel post, solid as a concrete block wall. You’re a one-man defense system against this culture Against Judah’s kings and princes, against the priests and local leaders.
They’ll fight you, but they won’t even scratch you. I’ll back you up every inch of the way.” God’s Decree.
Jeremiah 17-19 MSG