Jesus loves to free his people from their anxieties and fears. He exalts his power and superiority by working to take away what troubles us.
Anxiety stems from a lack of faith in our heavenly Father, as unbelief gets the upper hand in our hearts. Much anxiety, Jesus says, comes from little faith.
A holy fear of God motivates us to trust his mercy we see more clearly what he has done for us in Christ.
Courage to face our greatest fears will not come from our self-confidence, but confidence in God’s powerful promises to act on our behalf.
We fight sinful fears and anxieties by fighting against unbelief and fighting for faith in God’s ongoing grace toward us. The way we fight this “good fight” is by meditating on God’s many and rich promises to us and by asking for the help of his Spirit.
In Christ, God promises to have our back and be with us wherever we go. Therefore, we can quiet our fears, fulfill our callings, and be strong and courageous by his Spirit.
A digest from Desiring God