Fear Not! A Journey From Fear To Freedom
DAY 3 OF 20
God Is in the Restoration Business
“For the seed shall be prosperous, the vine shall give its fruit, the ground shall give her increase, and the heavens shall give their dew—I will cause the remnant of this people to possess all these. And it shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear, let your hands be strong” (Zech. 8:12–13).
Israel and Judah had been punished for their sin, being sent into captivity for seventy years in Babylon. The prophet Zechariah was actually born in Babylon, so he had lived through the worst of times in Israel’s history, but now God is promising restoration to the remnant that has returned.
Do you feel like you have messed up so badly that there appears to be no way out? God said David was a man after His own heart, yet David committed adultery and murder. So you need to know that no matter how deep a pit you are in, God is ready and willing to lift you out. When you find yourself in a hole, the first thing you need to do is look up.
God has given us a fail-proof recipe for restoration. “If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land” (2 Chron. 7:14, NIV). Your part is to humble yourself, pray, and repent; then God will hear, forgive, and heal. David said, “I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!” (Ps. 27:13–14). David did not lose heart, and you should not either. Wait on the Lord.
The apostle Paul tells us, “neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord” (Rom. 8:39, NIV). Do not fear; there is nothing that can separate [insert your name here] from God’s love. I repeat: nothing can separate you from God’s love!
Prayer: Thank You Lord for the assurance in Your word that nothing can separate me from Your love. Help me to never again believe the lies of the enemy that I am beyond the scope of Your love. “Restore to me the joy of your salvation” (Ps. 51:12, NIV). In Jesus name, amen.
About this Plan
What has fear stolen from you or your loved one? Fear is a dream killer, and if left unchecked, it will keep you from walking in your destiny. The Good News is … God, in His word, reveals everything we need to know to to...
We would like to thank Gary Hohweiler for providing this plan. For more information, please visit: http://FearNotDevotion.com
Fear Not! A Journey From Fear To Freedom (Part 2)
Breaking The Fear Cycle
No Longer Living In Fear
The 7 Day Anxiety Detox: Practical Tips For Biblically Overcoming Anxiety
Spiritual Warfare Battle Plan
Unshakable Hope: Building Our Lives On The Promises Of God
Hope In The Dark
God's Word For Every Need
To Everything A Time