"What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee." Psalm 56:3
One of the biggest weapons the enemy uses against us is fear. He tries to make us afraid at every turn and in every area. Fear of failure; fear of what people think about us; fear of losing our job; fear of getting a disease; fear of other people; fear of not being accepted; and the list goes on. We see that weapon so clearly manifested in the day in which we are living. People are afraid concerning the economy. They are fearful with the spread of flu and diseases.
If you are a child of God, you have nothing to fear. I didn't say that fearful situations wouldn't arise. I didn't say that they weren't real and don't exist. I did say that no child of God should fear evil or evil tidings when they come. What do we have to fear? The Lord is with us. He is bigger and greater than the enemy. He is our provider. He is our Healer. He gives grace and strength. He meets and supplies our every need. He never leaves us nor forsakes us. He is with us when we walk through the valley of the shadow of death. He is with us in the lion's den. He is with us in the furnace. He is with us in the good times and the bad times. He is with us in the dark, in the light, when facing a mountain, a river, a pit. In all that happened to Joseph, I never read once where he was afraid. When taken into captivity, Daniel and the three Hebrew children were fearless. Moses was not afraid when he stood before Pharaoh. David did not fear the giant.
Why were none of them afraid? They trusted in the Lord. They put their faith during "fearful" times in the Prince of Peace. We have nothing to be afraid of either as long as our faith is in Him and not in something or someone else. "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength." (Isaiah 26:3,4)
Have a great day. You have nothing to fear if your trust is in the Lord.