Hi, I’m Lucie Needham from Dwelling Place Church in Houston, TX. And I just want to encourage anyone that is having any sort of battle with fear. I tell you what, it doesn’t matter what or how large your battle is. God can change you, God can set you free. God cares so very much about you.
You know, I used to be the poster child for fear. One of those fears was public speaking, so here we go. I was so bound with fear, since a small child all into my adult life. I didn’t even want to leave my house, I didn’t want to drive over bridges, I didn’t want to get on an airplane. Really, from A to Z, every kind of fear. And fear has torment. And you know that? Jesus has taken all that torment and all of that fear out of my life.
1 John tells us, “we have known and believed the love that God has for us”. And it is His love, the knowing of how much that He loves us, that’s what will drive all fear out of your life, my dear brothers, and my sisters, and my friends out there. We know it, we know it in our head, but we have got to believe it, we have to believe it in our heart. And God wants us to experience His love. He wants to just invade our lives with His love. And that happens through His word, it happens through time with Him. We must spend time with Him and let Him love on us.
Psalm 23 says, “I will fear no evil, for you are with me”. And I think that’s one of the main things that took fear out of my life. Because I knew. It went from here to here. I knew He was with me. No matter what came my way, He was going to be with me. He was with me and He would walk me through. And, Lord, I thank you, that you are with them. You see them, God, you love them, you care. And I thank you, God, that your love breaks off all fear and they walk, Lord. They walk in your freedom, they walk in your presence, they walk in your love, and they set others free. In Jesus’ mighty name, amen.