Romans 8:31 says: “If God is for us, who can be against us?”
It’s knowing that God is “with us” that gives us our courage… and helps us overcome our fears.
I read the true story once about a woman who was babysitting for the 2 year old son of her preacher. The boy was sleeping in her home one night while the preacher and his wife were out of town and the boy woke up at 4:30 a.m. crying for his daddy.
“I didn’t know what to do until I remembered my tape player. I got up and plugged it in. Together we listened to one of his dad’s sermons. The little fellow knew it was his father’s voice, and went back to sleep.”
This little boy overcame his fears because he sensed his father was near, and he was safe.
Likewise – our Father can give us courage to stand up against any danger that this world may threaten us with because we know that He is a fearsome God who has promised to never leave us or forsake us.
From Jeff Strite’s Sermon: It Was Grace That Taught My Heart to Fear