Devotional: Overcoming fear

“If you say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I. How can I dispossess them?’ you shall not be afraid of them but you shall remember what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt

Deuteronomy 7:17-18 E.S.V

How do we overcome fear? Fear is a challenge for Christians. Fear can keep us from entering into all God has for us. Forty years before fear had prevented God’s people from confronting the giants of the Promised Land. Now these words are spoken as God’s people get ready to face the inhabitants of the Promised Land and they will need to overcome their fear. Instead of being afraid, they are to remember God’s mighty works. Next time fear comes lurking and threatening to remove us from the heart of God’s plans, will we reflect on the God who has demonstrated his power in the past and can therefore be trusted for the future?

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