“God has highly exalted Him and has freely bestowed on Him the name that is above every name.” Philippians 2:9 (AMP)
“He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.” Ephesians 4:10 (NKJV)
“He also is the Head of [His] body, the church; seeing He is the Beginning, the Firstborn from among the dead, so that He alone in everything and in every respect might occupy the chief place [stand first and be preeminent].” Colossians 1:18 (AMP)
Jesus is above everything that is—His name is above all, His life is above all, His work is above all, His power is above all, His majesty is above all, His honor is above all, His reign is above all, His glory is above all.
No question can stump Him;
No intellect can out-think Him;
No challenge can intimidate Him;
No strategy can confuse Him;
No plot can overthrow Him;
No power can dethrone Him;
No scheme can trick Him;
No weapon can defeat Him;
No problem can frustrate Him;
No need can deplete Him.
He has the wisest plan, the highest purpose, the truest riches, and the greatest good for everyone who puts all trust in Him.
“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41: 10
“God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of cringing fear) but he has given us a spirit of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.” (2 Timothy 1:7 Amplified)
Fear comes to all people. We’ve all struggled with fear. Our greatest fear is the threat of what might happen. Fear is almost always based on the future. But what is the future to God? To Him the future is now! He lives in the eternal now, in which he sees and knows everything, including the future. God is faithful therefore we will be cared for. His plans for us are good therefore we have nothing to fear. (Jeremiah 29:11).
How can we face our fears? Let God love you in the middle of the fear. On a particularly troubled day, I visualized myself being hugged by God while he whispered into my ear, “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
(Isaiah 40: 10).
His prefect love gives me courage to move ahead in spite of the fear. As Rick Warren has said, “Courage is not the absence of fear; courage is moving ahead in spite of your fear.”
So let’s face this day with courage buoyed up by these words, “The LORD is with me, I will not be afraid; What can man do to me?” (Psalm 118:6)
If you have never surrendered your life to Christ, you can start today. Here are a few sample prayers.
Lord Jesus, I want to trust you from now on. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life and receive You as my Savior and Lord. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Take control of my life. Make me be the person You want me to be. Thank you for enabling me to trust you in these uncertain times. Amen.
Another Sample Prayer:
Dear God, today I bring you my life, my hopes, my dreams, my deepest yearnings … You know me intimately. You knew me even before I was formed in the womb. You called me into this world to do good and live the life I was uniquely and specifically created for. I ask for Courage and Wisdom to live this life–the life of my dreams. Show me where to start and help me be open to hearing your Voice today. I ask for a greater consciousness of your Presence, today and every day of my life. Amen.
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