Monday, June 20, 2016

Fear Can Make You Do Crazy Things

"David took these words (of enemies) to heart and was very much afraid of Achish king of Gath. So he pretended to be insane in their presence; and while he was in their hands he acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard." (1 Samuel 21:12-13)

Fear can make you do crazy things! Fear made David flee from Saul to seek help from enemies (the Philistines). Fear made David pretend to be insane and act like a madman. By the way, even a great warrior and king like David is not immune to fear. When you listen to enemies' words and take them to heart, you can become afraid, anxious, or ashamed. The Enemy will use fear, worry, and/or shame as a trap to keep you from your potential. Lay all your burdens at Jesus's feet and let His grace & forgiveness wash over you and set you free to be whom He made you to be & to do what He wants you to do. He will give you strength, wisdom, peace, and courage that you need. Listen to our Shepherd's voice and follow our King's lead, instead of taking matters into our own hands out of fear! Faith will overcome fear. "Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name, you are Mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through fire, you will not be burned, and the flame will not set you ablaze. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior. You are precious and honored in My sight, and..I love you...Do not be afraid, for I am with you." (Isaiah 43:1b-5a) Fear not! God is with you and for you!

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