“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.”
There are so many things to be afraid of. We can all list the more common fears, those being the dark, spiders, heights, germs, and so many more. Fear can paralyze us sometimes, causing our adrenaline to spike but our bodies to remain frozen. Fear is multifaceted, in that it can activate either your fight or flight response. Do you turn and flee when confronted with something that terrifies you, or do you remain stoic and fight?
Fear, in and of itself, is not always a bad thing though. When faced with a life-or-death situation, fear can wake reflexes and intuitions that do not function in our day-to-day lives. Your heart begins to pump, adrenaline will shoot through your veins, and unimportant organs for survival will be neglected for the short amount of time needed to escape the situation. It is your body’s natural life-saving response.
Fear, when it grows out of control and begins to take control, is unhealthy and wreaks havoc on your physical body, emotional and mental health, and spirituality.
The enemy uses fear as one of his greatest weapons. Have you ever felt fearful or worried about something that has never happened, and most likely never would? I have. Unchecked, daily constant fear has a way of tormenting our minds and left that way, can certainly derail our lives.
The above scriptures remind us today not to be afraid of anything, for these evils will not touch you. We are protected by the blood that Christ shed on Calvary. It is time to take back the peace that the enemy has stolen. We are not called to live in fear, because Christ’s “perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18).
Immerse yourself in the perfect love of God today. Read His Word, sing one of your favorite worship songs, and connect with a godly friend. Fear wants to isolate, but peace can be found in the presence of Jesus, and in the company of those who love Him.