You Don't Have to Be Afraid

Is there anything one can do to alleviate or destroy fear? There surely is. He can actively refuse to be afraid. But this refusal cannot be based upon mere human will; it needs to be founded upon the assurance that God is always at hand to protect and save. As one recognizes this great fact, even in a measure, his fear is mitigated and finally can be destroyed.

To know clearly the ever-presence and protecting power of God requires an understanding of Him. One might well begin by recognizing that He is the Supreme Being. He is all good; for if He were part good and part evil, He would contradict Himself, and He would be self-destroyed. He is perfect, since the Supreme Being, the everlasting God, cannot be characterized by that which is less than faultless and complete. He is omnipotent, for to be supreme He must be unopposed.

A God who is good, perfect, and omnipotent could never be the source of fear. The Bible assures us, "God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." II Tim. 1:7;

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Gates of Pearl
January 18, 1969

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