It is impossible to please God without faith (see Hebrews 11:6). And conversely, it is impossible to please God while dwelling in fear. If the enemy can get us out of faith and into fear we become displeasing to our Father. Nothing infuriated Jesus more in His disciples than fear. Ambition wasn’t a problem, vengeance wasn’t an issue, but fear was intolerable.
Knowing this fact, can you see how the campaign of fear being perpetrated on us is so destructive? Literally, it is a temptation to leave our connection and pleasure in God. I don’t know if this is the case in your life, but in mine there has been an assault on my faith in every arena of life.
You were doing so well. Who stopped you from being influenced by the Truth? The arguments of the person who is influencing you do not come from the One who is calling you.
Galatians 5:7-8 GW
Who is Winning? Faith or Fear
I was in the post office the other day and a postal worker and I spoke on this very subject. He said, “If you had told me a year ago that what we’re witnessing would be happening, I would have said, NO WAY!” I responded, “Isn’t it interesting that in a “global pandemic,” when we need our immunity more than ever, we are daily given a stressor that completely compromises our immune system.” Just Wow!
Almost daily many of us seem to be waking up in and under the influence of tension. It is like someone has turned up the heat to test our peace and faith. And if you believe what I have written in my book on sovereignty, that someone is God. Not that He sows evil, but He certainly is not averse to using it for His good pleasure.
If each of us are in a test of our faith and in who we will believe, don’t you think it is a good time to win?! I want to pass this test of faith. My desire is to gain from this years crisis with more of the Kingdom not less. I want to leave 2020 as victor not a victim. And how I do this is not by avoiding fearful situations by burying my head in the sand, rather it is achieved by fighting the fear with faith.