Fear Versus Faith

You Are What You Eat

“For God did not give you a spirit of fear, but power, love and a sound and orderly mind (and sound judgment).” II Timothy 1:7 (Amplified)

“Do not let your heart by troubled, or let it be fearful.” — John 14:27b

The Bible says fear is directly linked to irrational behavior (unsound judgment). An example would be the helter-skelter, mindless closing down of an entire state (Maine), destroying people’s lives and livelihoods when 53 are dead out of 1,326,000.

Worldview people are controlled by fear, slaves to distress and panic — and unsound judgment.

Godview people overcome fear with faith and sound judgment.

Matthew 17:20 tells us that faith the size of a mustard seed can defeat a mountainous attack — even and especially an attack of fear.

What we’re witnessing was foretold in Luke 21:25-27 when Jesus said, “There will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on earth dismay among nations, in perplexity at the roaring of the sea and the waves, men fainting from fear and the expectation of things which are coming upon the world; for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.

“Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with  power and great glory.”

The solution?

Verse 28: “But when these things begin [not later] to take place, straighten up and lift up your heads because your redemption is drawing near.”

Shrink away into our isolated caves? Wait to act?

No and No.

Lift up your heads!

Redemption is near!

Kick out the fear!

Boost your faith!

Be alert to the signs!

I repeat: Worldview people are controlled by fear, slaves to distress and panic — and unsound judgment.

Godview people overcome fear with faith and sound judgment.

You are what you eat. Stop feasting on the 24/7 COVID-19 news of the day. Eat the words of Jesus and be filled full with faith.

Author: markalanleslie

Beginning with my first book, "Midnight Rider for the Morning Star," based on the life and times of Francis Asbury, America's first circuit-riding preacher, I have written three historical Christian novels with another one the way in late 2021, four contemporary geopolitical adventures, an end-times thriller, a devotional, a self-help book for people who have lost their jobs, and two books filled with the best of my interviews with numerous icons of the golf world. I have spoken at Maine's State House, conferences, numerous churches, schools and camp meetings as well as national golf conferences from Florida to California. Having won six national writing awards, I am most proud of my novels: Midnight Rider for the Morning Star (2007) True North: Tice's Story (2013) Chasing the Music (2016) The Crossing (2017) The Three Sixes (2017) The Last Aliyah (2018) Jeremiah's Jar (2018) Torn Asunder (2020) A Cause Most Splendid (2021) My e-books include: Putting a Little Spin on It: The Design's the Thing! Putting a Little Spin on It: The Grooming's the Thing! Fired? Get Fired Up! Walks with God Join me on my web site: www.markalanleslie.com

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