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9 June 2021

Faith vs Fear

  • Leadership Message

“The Lord is my shepherd, I have all that I need.” (Psalm 23:1)
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid for you are close beside me.” (Psalm 23:4)
“Fear not for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God.” (Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV)

The “Fear not” message is all over the Bible. It is mentioned 365 times in the Bible, so there is one message/assurance for everyday of the year. When we believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, we can only have one attitude towards fear, and it is: Fear not.

“I sought the Lord and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.” (Psalm 34: 4-5)

Fear is not a message from God. God has not given us a spirit of fear and we cannot live our lives in fear, as fear prevents forward progress. Fear causes us to stop and do nothing. Fear is a message from the enemy - the devil. God wants us to be brave and bold and give us love and a sound mind.

The devil’s job is to rob us from our destiny and from what God intended us to be.

If we know who God is - we do not fear anything, and when we know who the Lord is - then we do not need to know what it is he is going to do, when he is going to do it or what way it is going to be. We just say: Lord we know you are with us and that is why we can do what we need to do.

In God, everything is possible.

“You can pray for anything, and if you have faith, you will receive it.” (Matthew 21:22)

Trust God and do not be afraid.

When fear knocks on your door – send faith to answer, and no one will be there. Trust in God and do not be afraid and the reason you do not need to be afraid is because you have a loving father, who has got your back.

“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?" (Psalm 27:1)

If God is for us – then what difference does it make - who is against us, as God is greater than anything that can come against us.

Place trust in God’s truth, trust in him for salvation.

Even when things are tough, we still have to trust in Him and keep the faith. Faith does not make things easier, but makes them possible.

Faith gives us belief, confidence and a trusting attitude towards God, and a commitment to his will, as we start to walk by faith and not by sight.

“Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” (Matthew 17:20)

Have faith, trust in God and do good. Faith produces enormous power for a great purpose, the more faith we place in God and the more we allow God to direct our lives, the more blessings we are going to have.

For me:
- Faith gives me a feeling of confidence, peace, quietness, serenity and security
- Faith taught me to be positive, focus on - not problems, but solutions
- Faith taught me to do what I can do, to the best of my capability, and then ask God to guide me to the next level, believing that he will take care, that he will get me through and lead me to the next step
- Faith helps me to lose my fear of failing, taking me through things I do not see
- Faith allows me to let God lead my life, trusting that he will help me achieve great things
- Faith allows me to let my imagination go beyond what I can see, and go by faith and pray

I enjoy life, for every day brings the wonders and the great power of God.

Glory to God.

Solomon Farah
Head of Business Services