Genesis 26:24 – That night the Lord appeared to him and said, ‘I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid, for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.’
Exodus 14:13 – Moses answered the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today. The Egyptians you see today you will never see again.’
Joshua 1:9 – ‘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.’
II Chronicles 32:7 – ‘Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him.’
Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Jeremiah 1:8 – ‘Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,’ declares the Lord
Mark 13:11 – Whenever you are arrested and brought to trail, do not worry beforehand about what to say. Just say whatever is given you at the time, for it is not you speaking, but the Holy Spirit.
When we step out in faith, there is a sense of the unknown. Fear tends to dwell in that place of not knowing. Throughout scripture we see people called of God, men and women of faith who are wary of stepping out for God because of fear. Then we see the fatherly voice of God speaking to them, not just get on and do what I’m telling you to do, but do not be afraid for I am with you
God says that to you today…
Whatever you sense him calling you to… Do not fear
Whatever fears you’re carrying… Do not be afraid
Whatever you feel God challenging you in but your scared of… Do not fear
Why? Because the Lord your God is with you!
The fatherly voice of God that said do not be afraid to so many men and women of God says exactly the same to you in 2017.