Fear can escalate to panic when we dialogue with it. However, we can effectively CRUSH fear by allowing truth to fill our minds. There is a great picture for us in 2 Kings 7. Syria had besieged Samaria. When the 4 lepers found that Syrians had fled their camp, they went and told it to the gatekeepers.
Verse 17-20 says that the king appointed an officer to have charge of the gate. When the people heard that there was food, they trampled him to death in their haste. That is what we should do with fear–trample it to death in the gate of our mind!
Yesterday I read 2 Chronicles 16:9. It says, “For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him…”
I love chapter 20. There were armies lined up to battle against Jehoshaphat. Verse 12 says, “…For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”
Verse 15 says, “…Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.” Verse 20 Jehoshaphat said to his people, “…Believe in the Lord your God, and you shall be established; believe His prophets, and you shall prosper.”
Verse 21 Jehoshaphat appointed singers. Verse 22 says, “Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes…and they were defeated.”
Much of the American populace is in panic mode, as evidenced by the store shelves being empty of all paper goods, water, etc. We are not to get caught up through their panic. We are to stand in the promises of God.
His eyes are on the whole world. He is not UNaware of what is happening. Therefore we can trust Him to take us through this unprecedented season. We have nothing to fear because He is Ever Present with us. Psalm 15:2 says, “He who walks uprightly, and works righteousness, and speaks truth in his heart.” Verse 5 says, “…He who does these things shall not be moved ( or shaken).”