A thousand will flee at the threat of one; at the threat of five you will all flee away, till you are left like a flagstaff on a mountaintop, like a banner on a hill. Isaiah 30:17
Fear is something that can cause a person to run away quickly. People fear something that they do not understand or that can threaten them.
The world does not acknowledge God, so it will flee things out of fear. They do not trust that God is in control and all they see is death ahead of them. Often the fear is over something very little and not really that large of a threat.
Over the years things have risen up that have caused widespread panic around the world. Most often those things did not do that much damage.
Isaiah prophesied against a nation who had chosen to reject God. They had chosen to find their own way of doing things. In doing so, they would flee out of fear very quickly till there was no one left.
Following God means that one will trust in God for everything in their life. God’s great love drives out all fear. However, when a believer chooses to step into sin, he is no longer loving God and begins to fear.
Many believers are running in fear of things that the world is doing, because they are not trusting God through the situation. They are following the beliefs and ways of this world and panicking as the world panics. Listening to the news and the social media, all one will see is trouble and fear driving up the panic.
The believer needs to trust that God is in control of every situation. There is nothing the enemy or the things of this world that can be done to harm him for eternity. There is no reason to run out of fear.
There may be things in your life or around you that seem large and dangerous. The world may be telling you to run in fear because of those things.
You have a choice to make. You can run as the world runs and not trust God. Or you can trust God and keep moving forward, knowing that God is in control of what is occurring.
Do not allow fear to dictate your life, but the word of God. God has promised to take care of you, so do not run as the world runs.
I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will know that God is in control; that you will not fear what the world fears; that you will trust God for everything; and that you will be a witness of God’s great control.