Fearless Friday ~ Gaining Strength from Scripture in the Midst of Fear!
The first mention of fear in the Bible is Genesis 3:10. It follows the first mention of sin in the Bible (Genesis 3:6). Trapped by the temptation and luring of the lusts of the flesh, desires of the eyes, and pride – Eve disobeyed God.
Naked and ashamed, Adam and Eve hid from The Lord. Have you ever felt that way? So ashamed by your sin and short-comings that you just want to hide away from the world. We can probably all relate – I know I can. “For everyone has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.” Romans 3:23 NLT.
Just as God clothed Adam and Eve with garments of skin (Genesis 3:21) and covered their nakedness and shame; He has clothed us!
“I am overwhelmed with joy in the LORD my God!
For he has dressed me with the
clothing of salvation and draped me in a robe of righteousness.
I am like a bridegroom in his wedding suit or a bride with her jewels.”
If you are a Child of God then you have been clothed by the blood of Christ. God has covered all of our sin and short comings. God has clothed us with salvation and His righteousness. He no longer looks down and sees our sin. He looks down and sees Jesus. He sees His child. Wrap yourself up in the robe of righteousness that God has placed on you. Imagine it to be a Snuggie, and feel the warmth and comfort of God embracing you.
Be brave. Lift your head to see the Glory of God all around you and have a Fearless Friday!