I am amazed by how many times God tells us to be strong and courageous and to fear not in The Bible. Let's remember God would never tell us to do something that isn't possible. God isn't malicious and He isn't trying to set us up to fail. We may not be able to do what He tells us to do alone but with Him all things are possible. Deuteronomy 20 starts off by saying, "When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the LORD your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you". Egypt represents the place of slavery. The same God who bought you out of your sin, mess, abuse, and shame is with you! You most likely aren't fighting against armies on chariots or horses, today's battle for you might be sex before marriage, financial lack, addictions, insecurities, etc. Whatever battle it is that you may be facing, be strong & courageous. You have the strength built inside of you to be pure and to tell that guy pressuring you NO. You have the strength built inside of you to stand firm on faith trusting God will meet ALL of your needs. You have the courage and strength inside of you to face whatever thing that tries to come against you simply because The Holy Spirit is ALIVE inside of you. That same power that conquered the grave lives inside of you! Sometimes we forget what we've got & who we are. Get in your word, study The New Testament and what it says about this NEW life you have in Christ. Beloved, nothing you are currently facing or will ever face has the power to defeat you unless you ALLOW it. Rise up! The Lord is with you mighty warrior. Be strong & courageous, FEAR NOT, beloved.
1 John 4:4