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First of all what is the definition of fear of God? Well one definition is, “Fear of God refers to fear or a specific sense of respect, awe, and submission to a deity.”

The Bible says in the Book of John 3:16-17, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

Our bodies react to our feeling of dread and fear. 

A weight in the pit of our stomach, along with our hearts pounding as we gulp for breaths, signals our sense of anxiety. Our physical nature keeps us from ignoring these feelings of unease. 

The Holy Bible talks about fear in 2 Timothy 1:7 and it says, “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.”

The disciples felt shockwaves of fear one night after Jesus had performed the miracle of feeding more than 5,000 people. The Lord had sent them ahead to Bethsaida so he could be alone to pray. During the night, they were rowing against the wind when suddenly they saw him walking on the water. Thinking he was a ghost, they were terrified. 

But Jesus reassured them, telling them not to be afraid and to take courage. As he entered their vessel, the wind died down and they made it to the shore. 

I imagine that their feelings of dread calmed as they embraced the peace he bestowed. 

The Holy Bible also talks about fear in 1 John 4:18 and it says, “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.”

Did you know that there’s no pain, no sorrow, no sickness, no suffering, or fear on Earth that Heaven can’t heal?

You say, what is Heaven? Heaven is love, peace, kindness and happiness. It rules and it regulates. It is a paradise of your wildest dreams. 

It is where Jesus is at the right hand seat of the Father God in Heaven. Amen. 

When we’re feeling breathless with anxiety, we can rest assured in Jesus and his powers. 

Whether he calms our waves or strengthens us to face them, he will give us the gift of his peace that transcends all understanding.

And as he releases us from our fears, our spirits and our bodies can return to a state of rest. 

Lord Jesus Christ, help me when the dread seems to cling to me. Release me from my fear and give me your peace. Amen!

The Lord releases me from fear. 

It is truly a blessing when we can give cheerfully to those in need and receive cheerfully from those who just might have more than they need. 

Give and it should be given back to you. God gave his one and only begotten son. And it is better to give than to receive. Amen!

Once again, the Holy Bible talks about fear in the Book of Psalms 19:9 and it says: “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.”