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  • Allen Domelle

Responding to the Voices of Fear




Isaiah 37:10

Thus shall ye speak to Hezekiah king of Judah, saying, Let not thy God, in whom thou trustest, deceive thee, saying, Jerusalem shall not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.

Hezekiah absolutely had a reason to fear. The king of Assyria had conquered everyone he had come up against. The king of Assyria was coming to destroy Judah, and it would be easy for Hezekiah to think with human reasoning that he was in trouble. However, Hezekiah’s response to fear is eventually what gave him the victory.

Everyone faces voices of fear. Whether the voices of fear are in the secular world, your family world, or the church world, the voices of fear are real. However, just because the voices of fear are a voice does not make them a truthful voice. In fact, more often than not, the voices of fear are simply the voice that tries to keep God from working in your life if you choose to live by faith. Hezekiah’s response to the voices of fear is the same response every person should have when they hear those voices. Let me share five responses you should have when fear raises its voice.

First, don’t let the voices of fear stop you. The voices of fear come because you are doing something for God. If you weren’t doing anything for God, they would not come. You must understand that the voices of fear do not come from God, but they come from Satan. The only weapon Satan has against the believer to stop them is to use the voices of fear to get them to stop trusting God. Remember when you hear the voices of fear that it is not God that sent those voices, so don't stop what you are doing for God.

Second, remember that fear only assumes what may happen. Fear is not telling the truth; it only surmises what may happen through human reasoning. The believer is not to live by human reasoning, but they are to live by the Word of God. If you live off the assumptions of fear, you will find yourself doing nothing for God; therefore, it is always better to trust the voice of faith than the voices of fear.

Third, trust God’s Word. God says in Isaiah 37:6, …Be not afraid of the words that thou hast heard…. God has already promised to be with you; therefore, you must always trust God’s Word because His Word has never failed one believer who has trusted it. It matters not how real the voices of fear sound; God’s Word has never and will never fail; trust God’s Word.

Fourth, go to the house of the LORD. The first place Hezekiah went to was the house of the LORD. You will find much encouragement to continue despite the voices of fear by not forsaking any church service. The sermons you hear will always encourage you, and to miss one service is to miss one voice of encouragement that will help you when the voices of fear are screaming at you.

Fifth, give your fears to God. Three of the greatest words said about Hezekiah are found in verse 15, And Hezekiah prayed…. Hezekiah was wise to take his problems that caused fear to God and spread them before the LORD in prayer. When you don’t know what to do because you seem paralyzed by fear, always spread your problems before the LORD in prayer. My friend, never let the voices of fear in troubled times cause you to stop trusting God. Your power to make it through the troubled times and to silence the voices of fear will only be found by praying.

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