Isaiah 41:10 says, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” His word, “I am with you” means that He is always present. Every moment of our life He is attentive, aware, constant, and faithful to orchestrate all that pertains to us.
Fear attacks the mind. When fear attacks we must not give it any credence, or even another thought. Truth stands now and forever. When we transfer our fear-thought to one of truth we will stand unshaken.
What the enemy of our soul wants to do is to shake and destroy our faith. Philippians 4:6 says to be anxious for nothing. Fear has torment. Fear torments our minds through the enemy lies that we believed. Once we believe them they become imbedded in our hearts.
Our heart is our belief center. Romans 10:10 says that with our heart we believe. Hebrews 13:9 says, “…For it is good that the heart be established by grace…” Faith and grace were needed for salvation, and remain essentials in our daily walk with the Lord. Fear is a spirit that attacks our mind to get to our believing heart. The enemy’s goal is to shake our faith.
Isaiah 26:3 says, “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” Vacillating between fear and faith causes us to be double-minded and unstable in all our ways (James 1:6-8).
Perfect peace is maintained through trust. If we acknowledge fear when it attacks our mind, our brain will alert our body that there is danger. Our body reacts in fight or flight, even though there is no danger. Constant fight or flight robs our adrenals, and throws us into fatigue. It also stops our digestion. Digestion is not needed when we are fleeing from a real danger.
Here are the words from an old hymn. Like a river glorious is God’s perfect peace,
Over all victorious, in its bright increase; Perfect, yet it floweth fuller every day,
Perfect, yet it groweth deeper all the way. Hidden in the hollow of His blessed hand, Never foe can follow, never traitor stand; Not a surge of worry, not a shade of care,
Not a blast of hurry touch the spirit there. Every joy or trial falleth from above,
Traced upon our dial by the Sun of Love; We may trust Him fully, all for us to do;
They who trust Him wholly find Him wholly true. Refrain: Stayed upon Jehovah, hearts are fully blest Finding, as He promised, perfect peace and rest.