Encouraging Words with Pastor Bruce & Suzi Elman
Fear has been a part of man’s emotional makeup since the fall! When Adam and Eve rebelled against the LORD, they hid themselves from Him and were afraid (Genesis 3:10). Things haven’t changed much. Anxiety often affects our thinking and controls our actions. It can keep us boxed in!
Let’s look at some truths written in the Word of GOD to help us defeat fear.
GOD is almighty; through our Savior’s perfect life and sacrifice on the cross, our two greatest enemies have been defeated (Satan & death)!
Next, GOD is always with us; because of the indwelling of the Holy Spirit at our time of salvation, we have GOD not only near us but also in us. Nothing can separate us from Him (not past mistakes, present circumstances or difficult people).
For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Almighty GOD “Himself” is the reason we should not be afraid! Next time fear overwhelms you, grasp hold of the truth of His awesome power, presence and total involvement in your life. He has you in the palm of His hand!
Love & Blessings,
Bruce and Suzi Elman
L’Chaim Messianic Congregation