2024 Abide Fast Daily Devotionals

January 21 | Living Fearlessly, Part 3

I will uphold you with my right hand.” Isaiah 41:10 

When you know that what you’re doing is aligned with God’s will, you can be confident He’ll provide what you need and fight for you. God told His people, “When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you (Deuteronomy 20:1). He later added, “Is any man afraid or fainthearted? Let him go home so that his brothers will not become disheartened too” (Deuteronomy 20:8). 

When we allow fear to rule in our heart, it’s fatal not only for us, but to those around us. Playwright David Mamet wrote: On June 5, 1944, thousands of American paratroopers jumped into Normandy. Four men refused to jump. Can anyone imagine the rest of these men’s lives? What prodigies of self-excuse, rationale, or repression they must have had to employ. Their lives, in effect, ended the day they refused to leave that plane. We all die in the end, but there’s no reason to die in the middle. You don’t overcome fear overnight. The word says, “the people who know their God shall be strong and carry out great exploits” (Daniel 11:32). The word “know” means “to be in relationship with, or to be intimate with.” Do you want to overcome your fears? Spend time in God’s Word. Prioritize your prayer life. Get to know God better. 

Consider: Assess your relationship with the Lord. Are you spending time in His Word? Are you making prayer a priority? “Draw near to God, and He will draw near to you (James 4:8).”


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