is seeping poison.
It blinds eyes to God’s strength
and deafens ears to God’s eternal truths.
Fear shuts down the beating heart’s ability to believe
and immobilizes an anointed army that would otherwise win.
by Patty Perkins
Joshua and Caleb pleaded with the people to believe God would help them conquer the enemy and possess the land. But the people didn’t believe. They were afraid. They swallowed the poison of fear and shut down.
Fear paralyzes those with a vision from following through on God’s plan. We see the good land. But we also see formidable giants. So we shrink back from all that God intended for us. Fear can be a big wall to climb over just to get to the enemy on the other side.
Numbers 14:9 “Only do not be afraid of the people of the land…Their protection is gone, but The Lord is with us. Do not be afraid.”*
Numbers 14:11 “…How long will they refuse to believe in me, in spite of all the miraculous signs I have performed among them?”*
*The One Year Bible, March 10, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.
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