Daily Devotional
Our daily devotionals are written with the needs of the believer in mind. Allow our devotionals to lift your spirit and provide nourishment to your soul while reinforcing your relationship with God.
 
 

July 13 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  COMFORT IN TROUBLESOME TIMES

July 13 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  COMFORT IN TROUBLESOME TIMES

Matthew 14:26-27 “And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, it is a spirit; and they cried out for fear.  But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid.”

We as saints have no reason to fear because we have the whole armour of God and with it we must continue to fast and pray hard during this pandemic.  When the disciples saw Jesus walking on the sea, they thought they saw a ghost and began to cry out in fear.  But Jesus made known who he was to calm their fears.  As saints of God, Jesus has so graciously revealed himself to us, reminding us in His Word of who we are and what we have through Him.  Today, let us rejoice in the fact that we are His children, covered by His blood and comforted in these troublesome times.

Freddie Mathis



July 12 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  LET YOUR FAITH BE BIGGER THAN YOUR FEAR

July 12 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  LET YOUR FAITH BE BIGGER THAN YOUR FEAR

Psalm 91:5-6 “Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.”

The words ‘fear not’ appear 365 times in the Bible to remind us daily that God is in control and we have no reason to fear in times of joblessness, deaths, riots, or disease.  Fear is a natural weapon that Satan uses against us, to overwhelm us with a thick shadow of darkness, and to control our every move and decision.  When I lost my job, I began to worry about the unknown.  However as I prayed, God calmed my fears and reassured me that He was and still is my Provider.  So, now you choose:  Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise.

Linda Fitts



July 11~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  NO FEAR IN LOVE

July 11~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  NO FEAR IN LOVE

I John 4:18 “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear:  because fear hath torment.  He that feareth is not made perfect in love.”

There is no fear in love.  There is no fear of God’s judgment because genuine love confirms salvation.

Walter Wren



July 10 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR: I AM WITH YOU

July 10 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR: I AM WITH YOU

Isaiah 43:5 “Fear not:  for I am with thee:  I will bring thy seed from the east, and gather thee from the west.”

Though Israel would be in captivity and scattered abroad for many years, the prophet Isaiah reassured the Nation that there would be a time when God would bring and gather them together again.  They would suffer much, but God would never leave them for they were His.  God speaks to us today as we are also His, having been grafted in as His chosen people.  Saints of God, don’t fear the coronavirus or any trial that this life may bring.  We have this assurance and this certainty from our Father, “Fear not:  for I am with thee.

David Hill



July 9 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  IF HE’S DONE IT BEFORE, HE CAN DO IT, AGAIN!

July 9 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  IF HE’S DONE IT BEFORE, HE CAN DO IT, AGAIN!

Deuteronomy 7:18 “Thou shalt not be afraid of them:  but shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharoah, and unto all Egypt.”

There are many reasons during this time in our lives that we may allow fear to overtake us. As saints of God, we are called to REMEMBER those times that God has already delivered us from the hand of the enemy. God says, “Remember what I have done before!” Amidst all assaults and attacks of the enemy, BE BRAVE, BE STRONG, and find refuge in the God of your salvation because, He is with you!

Antonia Nixon



July 8 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  #HaveNoFearJesusIsNear

July 8 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  #HaveNoFearJesusIsNear

Proverbs 29:25 “The fear of man bringeth a snare:  but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.”

What makes you the best candidate for this position?” asked one of the three interviewers.  After giving several reasons I thought would suffice, I still felt the prompting of the Lord to share my testimony with the group.  Religious conversations are off limits in job interviews, I thought to myself, but I put the fear aside and proceeded to say, “I asked the Lord to give me this job.”  Later that night, I received a call from the employer offering me the position!  I had no reason to fear for God was with me!

Anna Lockett



July 7 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  BE NOT AFRAID OF THEIR FACES

July 7 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  BE NOT AFRAID OF THEIR FACES

Jeremiah 1:8 “Be not afraid of their faces: for I am with thee to deliver thee, saith the LORD.” 

In a 2018 article in the Christian Post, writer Stoyan Zaimov identified three fears that keep Christians from telling others about Jesus.  Of these fears is the fear of being mocked or upsetting others.  The prophet Jeremiah experienced mockery, ridicule, and even death threats because he carried an unpopular message of impending judgment to Israel.  But as the Lord was with Jeremiah to help put his fears to rest, the Lord is with you today.  Don’t be afraid of the faces of men, but be sober and ready to witness, in love and conviction, that Jesus is soon to come for a people who have made themselves ready for His return. 

Audrey Fitts



July 6 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR: GOD IS ON MY SIDE

July 6 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  GOD IS ON MY SIDE

Psalm 118:6 “The LORD is on my side; I will not fear:  what can man do unto me?”

When we live a life that is pleasing to God, we can trust that He will stand with us.  Several months ago, I was diagnosed with breast cancer and more recently I was exposed to a COVID-19 patient who was under my care.  In both cases, many asked me if I was afraid.  My response each time was the same, “No.  I am not afraid.  God is in control.  He has not given me the spirit of fear.”  I refuse to fear what man, nature, or disease can do to me for God is on my side.

Pearlie Bearden



July 5 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR: WHEN YOU CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD

July 5 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  WHEN YOU CALL ON THE NAME OF THE LORD

Proverbs 3:25 “Be not afraid of sudden fear, neither of the desolation of the wicked when it cometh.”

It has been several years ago now, but I can remember driving my 18-wheeler on a curvy, two-lane road.  As I was driving, another 18-wheeler was in my lane headed straight towards me!  All I could do was close my eyes and call on the Name of the Lord!  When I opened my eyes, the 18-wheeler was gone!  It was only the work of the Lord that kept me in the midst of sudden fear.  

 

Leonard Ruffin



July 4 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR: OVERCOMING FEAR

July 4 ~ I HAVE NO REASON TO FEAR:  OVERCOMING FEAR

Deut. 31:6 “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them:  for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

The saints of God have no reason to fear at all because we have as our guide, this indescribable gift-our Helper (the Holy Ghost) coupled with God’s Word.  It is through the Word of God that we must nurture the Holy Ghost and as a result, we will gain the courage to bind the grip of fear and dispel its presence to no longer stagnate us.  Fear and depression have overwhelmed so many in the midst of this worldwide pandemic.  Yet, saints do not fear, but we reflect and stand on God’s Word.  Let’s be encouraged to keep an appetite for the Word of God that we may gain strength and courage with this assurance:  God is with us and will not fail or forsake us despite these unsettled times.

Katrina Nelson