FEAR: A major limitation to FAITH

PRAYER: Dear LORD, Even though I walk through a very dark valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me!

WHY PRAY THIS?: Fear kept the Apostles in the upper room. In contrast, faith drove them into the streets and their witness changed the
world. Faithlessness is a limitation on GOD working through us. Faith sets GOD’s power free in our lives, as revealed to us in the Bible: Mark 6:4-6 “Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his hometown and among his own relatives and in his own household.” And HE could do no miracle there except that HE laid HIS hands on a few sick people and healed them. And HE wondered at their unbelief.”

NOTE: It doesn’t say Jesus didn’t want to do miracles for the people, but rather HE couldn’t – because of their unbelief. Our lack of faith limits GOD’s power in our lives, because GOD doesn’t want to force HIMSELF onto us. HE wants us to receive HIS grace/love/power freely, out of love for HIM. GOD is no less powerful due to our fear that leads to faithlessness, but many times HE holds HIS power in check until we surrender in faith. Yes, there is a natural inclination to fear the unknown. But, faith (strengthened by hope) comes to our aid and does what we can’t do naturally. It supernaturally provides access to the power of GOD in our lives. This is why the core of the Christian faith comes down to this – BELIEVE and be saved. BELIEVE and be healed. Yes, BELIEVE in GOD more and stronger than Yesterday. Peace be unto You!

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