When fear comes and we’re afraid, we have to trust in the Lord. Psalm 56:3 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. Fear: anxiety, worry, concern because of the presence of danger or uncertainty about our safety.
“He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.” Romans 4:20-21
Religion has sold the world the thought, “sin you will, sin you must” and that they are only “sinners saved by grace.” They never effectively promote that you can get the victory over sin.
We need to have a conscientious purpose, and to be truly serving God with clear goals in mind. A plan and clear purpose that we believe in, will move and motivate us to accomplish the Lord’s work. It can’t just be a survival plan.
Before Jesus died on the cross, what was Jesus doing with the apostles? Remember that he had sent them out to spread the gospel. But once Jesus was betrayed and crucified, the apostles had pulled back from the work. All their expectations of how the gospel work would go seemed to have “back-fired”! So after Jesus had resurrected, he had to get their attention and get them back on course.