JOYCE MEYER DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR OCTOBER 2, 2022 (FEAR NOT)
TOPIC: FEAR NOT
Scripture: Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God…. Isaiah 41:10 (AMPC)
I have been dealing with a situation that I definitely don’t want to deal with anymore, and this morning, as that same situation presented itself once again, I felt fear grip my heart. The next thing that happened was God interrupting my misery and reminding me that fear is the worst thing I can allow to happen. Why? Because fear says I am not sure that God is with me and I don’t know if He will help me; therefore, I have to try and handle the situation on my own and I have no idea what to do.
There are numerous places in the Word of God that simply read, “Fear not, for I am with you.” God doesn’t say what He is going to do or when He will do it; He simply wants it to be sufficient that He is with us, and knowing that, we should be able to trust that all things will turn out well in the end.
We can do all things through Christ who is our strength (see Philippians 4:13), but we have to keep reminding ourselves of that fact when we feel weary and overburdened. “I will not fear” is the believer’s only proper response to fear. The next time fear knocks on your door, answer with faith. Know that God loves you and that He is with you, and He has a plan even if you don’t know what it is.
Prayer of the Day: Father, I know that fear will knock on my door, and when it does, let me answer with courage. Make me fully aware of Your presence at all times and let that be enough to overcome fear.
Joyce Meyer 2 October 2022 Devotional for Sunday