Fear is an unpleasant emotion caused by belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.
Proverbs 29:25 AMPC The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high.
The fear of what people will think, say, or do becomes a trap or bait of wickedness. If one has been given a directive by God but is afraid of man, the fear will cause him/her to do what is pleasing to man and not God.
Hebrews 13:6 NLT So we can say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?”
The Lord of the universe is on your side. So, why be afraid?! Our God is Omniscient (all-knowing), Omnipresent (present everywhere at the same time), and Omnipotent (all-powerful). There is nothing on earth that can stand against our God!
Prayer for the Journey
Lord, you are the vine and I am the branch. I can do nothing without you! Sometimes I am hesitant to fulfill your will because of fear of what people will think say, think, or do. Because You are with me, I don’t have to be afraid of who is against me. As I focus on your faithfulness and goodness, may the spirit of peace eradicate the fear of man. My hope, confidence, and trust are in you!
In Jesus name, Amen!