Here is the revelation that is shaping my life today – fear is always present when miracles are about, it seeks to keep me from receiving what God has for me.
Luke 8:25,37,47,50 TPT
25] Then Jesus said to them, “Why are you fearful? Have you lost your faith in me?” Shocked and shaken, they said with amazement to one another, “Who is this man who has authority over winds and waves that they obey him?”
37] Soon all the people of the region of the Gerasenes and the surrounding country begged Jesus to leave them, for they were gripped with fear.
47] When the woman realized she couldn’t hide any longer, she came and fell trembling at Jesus’ feet.
50] When Jesus heard this, he said, “Jairus, don’t yield to your fear. Have faith in me and she will live again.”
In Luke chapter 8 Jesus performs four miracles. One over nature, demons, disease and death. In each situation the people are fearful when they see and experience the miracle-working power of Jesus. It’s a constant theme throughout scripture, “don’t be afraid,” is constantly on the lips of Jesus and Angels. Fear will always rob us from encountering what God is doing. We will miss the miracle, miss the significance, miss Him personally if we allow fear to be our story.
How often do I miss the freedom, the healing, the supernatural provision, the resurrection life that God wants for me because my eyes are fixed on my circumstances and I have received fear as my story? Fear grips, it is like a stranglehold over my soul, my mind, will and emotions, that stops me from seeing past, moving past. It creates a perspective of my future that is full of dread and impossibility, by leaning on the current circumstances and projecting their worst. Fear uses the reality of my present as the stepping stone to destroy my future, to destroy hope and to stop me from standing by faith. Fear is so often not based in reality but based on my perception of my future reality projected from a fears perspective.
“Don’t yield to your fear, have faith in me.” This is the constant invitation of God. Don’t lean into your circumstances for the shaping of your future, lean into Jesus. He will always calm the sea of emotions and reshape your perception of your future based on His presence, His power, His love for you. Far from fear, He releases hope in the future. The thief fear is silenced and I am raised and healed into a new story of peace, possibility and power. I move from overwhelmed to overcoming. But I must respond to the invitation – “Don’t yield to your fear, have faith in me.”
I will recognise fear as a thief that seeks to rob me of the miracle of the presence of God in my life. I will not yield to its rush of power, I will not yield my faith to its projections of my future. I will always know that where fear is present miracles are possible, and I will posture myself in faith for my miracle.
Thank you that you are powerfully poised towards my good always. Thank you that you expose the plan of fear and invite me into a new story in you. Thank you that I am never alone to face fear, you are always present with your invitation and gift of faith to stand and overcome fear. I am blessed in you to not live at the beacon call of fear’s torment.
Have you allowed fear to shape the perception of your future and yielded your faith to its torment of torment?