“Fear Is A Liar”

Isaiah 41:8:10 – Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Fear has been a part of the human existence since the fall of man in Genesis 3:8-10. Even in the Bible, we can see where men were stalked by their fears:

1. Abraham lied about Sarah out of fear – Gen. 12:11-13.
2. Jacob displayed fear of Esau – Gen. 32:6-8.
3. Moses feared Pharaoh – Ex. 2:14.
4. Moses feared Rejection – Ex. 4:1.
5. The Disciples feared the storm – Matt. 8:24-26.

Nothing has changed! People are still caught in the grip of their fears. Everyone, regardless of how brave they seem, is afraid of something. And often, we who are Christians are as bad or worse than the unsaved when it comes to fear.

We fear darkness, disappointment, disease, embarrassment, heights, old age, being alone, snakes, spiders… We fear failure, the future, criticism, people, witnessing, and a host of other things…
 
The ironic thing about our fears is God doesn’t want us to fear, as long as we fear Him! We fear men so much because we fear God so little.
—William Gurnall.
 
Luke 12:4-5:
[4] And I say unto you my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do.
[5] But I will forewarn you whom ye shall fear: Fear him, which after he hath killed hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, Fear him.

Inspired in part by Zach Williams song titled the same, “FEAR IS A LIAR”.