Free From Fear

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A major help in overcoming fear is knowing that God is attentive to you.

A friend put together this selection of quotes below (using a couple of different translations) to clearly illustrate God’s commitment to be attentive to our communication with Him, especially in times of fear and need. These will be a great encouragement to anyone who is now seeking God during a time of fear or any other overwhelming need.

As with any relationship, your ability to receive affects the good that comes into your life.

Keep in mind as you read through these quotes that your own receptiveness affects what you receive in any relationship, including your relationship with God. People who teach on the Law of Attraction encourage us to first love and value ourselves and then believe that the people we meet will actually like us. This attracts the desired response from other people because of a change in our own receptiveness. Using this principle, if you realize your value and believe that people will like you, then, when you go to a meeting or begin a relationship, instead of acting out of fear, you act with confidence. Why? Because you know that you are a person of such value that any other person will benefit from the meeting or relationship and definitely like you. The confident, self-acceptance creates a warmth and attractiveness which literally draws people to you. Other people did not change; the adjustment in your own viewpoint changed your receptivity.

In the same way, by believing that God is attentive to you and your needs, you open up your receptivity.

Just as a fear that people won’t like you causes you to act in a way that drives others away, keeping you from receiving good, a fear that God is not attentive to your call for help causes you to respond in such a way that hinders you from receiving good from Him into your life. Choosing to believe that you are of so much value to God that He “likes” you, or rather is attentive to you, enables you to receive more help than if you continued living in fear.

Allow these quotes to alleviate your fears. Take hold of the attentiveness of God!

Jeremiah 29:12 (Amplified) Then you will call upon Me, and you will come and pray to Me, and I will hear and heed you.

Psalm 31:22 (NIV) In my alarm I said, “I am cut off from your sight!” Yet You heard my cry for mercy when I called to You for help.
Psalm 31:22 (Amplified) As for me, I said in my haste and alarm, I am cut off from before Your eyes. But You heard the voice of my supplications when I cried to You for aid.

Psalm 18:6 (Amplified) In my distress [when seemingly closed in] I called upon the Lord and cried to my God; He heard my voice out of His temple (heavenly dwelling place), and my cry came before Him, into His very ears.

2 Chron 7:14 (Amplified) If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear
It is a humbling thing to ask for help. He will hear! When He hears, that means He answers!

Psalm 69:33 (The Message) For GOD listens to the poor; He doesn’t walk out on the wretched.
vv. 29-33 (NLT) I am suffering and in pain. Rescue me, O God, by your saving power. Then I will praise God’s name with singing, and I will honor him with thanksgiving. The humble will see their God at work and be glad. Let all who seek God’s help be encouraged. For the LORD hears the cries of the needy; He does not despise his imprisoned people.

Joh 16:24 (NIV) Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
Our joy comes from seeing God work.

Psalm 116:1-7 (Excerpts from Amplified) I love the Lord, because He has heard [and now hears] my voice…Because He has inclined His ear to me, therefore will I call upon Him as long as I live. The cords and sorrows of death were around me, and the terrors of Sheol (the place of the dead) had laid hold of me; I suffered anguish and grief (trouble and sorrow). Then I called upon the name of the Lord…deliver me! Gracious is the Lord… yes, our God is merciful. I was brought low, and He helped and saved me. Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.
Psalm 116:1-7 (Excerpts from NLT) I love the LORD because he hears my voice and my prayer for mercy. Because he bends down to listen, I will pray as long as I have breath! Death wrapped its ropes around me; the terrors of the grave overtook me. I saw only trouble and sorrow. Then I called on the name of the LORD: “Please, LORD, save me!” How kind the LORD is! How good he is! So merciful, this God of ours! The LORD protects those of childlike faith; I was facing death, and he saved me. Let my soul be at rest again, for the LORD has been good to me.
The Lord shows us His love by listening!

Psalm 145:19 (Amplified) He will fulfill the desires of those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He also will hear their cry and will save them.

Prov. 11:23 (BBE) The desire of the upright man is only for good.
Mk. 11:24 Therefore I say unto you, Whatever things you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you shall have them.

Romans 10:11-13 (The Message) Scripture reassures us, “No one who trusts God like this-heart and soul-will ever regret it.” It’s exactly the same no matter what a person’s religious background may be: the same God for all of us, acting the same incredibly generous way to everyone who calls out for help. “Everyone who calls, ‘Help, God!’ gets help.

1 John 5:15 (The Message) And if we’re confident that he’s listening, we know that what we’ve asked for is as good as ours.

People often question to whether or not their prayers are “the will of God.” What is the will of God? Jesus’ life was a portrayal of the will of God.
Luke 4:18-21 (The Message ) Jesus said, “God’s Spirit is on me; he’s chosen me to preach the Message of good news to the poor, Sent me to announce pardon to prisoners and recovery of sight to the blind, To set the burdened and battered free, to announce, ‘This is God’s year to act!‘ He rolled up the scroll, handed it back to the assistant, and sat down. Every eye in the place was on him, intent. Then he started in, “You’ve just heard Scripture make history. It came true just now.”
Luke 4:18,19 (Amplified) The Spirit of the Lord [is] upon Me, because He has anointed Me [the Anointed One, the Messiah] to preach the good news (the Gospel) to the poor; He has sent Me to announce release to the captives and recovery of sight to the blind, to send forth as delivered those who are oppressed [who are downtrodden, bruised, crushed, and broken down by calamity], to proclaim the accepted and acceptable year of the Lord, the day when salvation and the free favors of God profusely abound.
Acts 10:38 (Amplified) How God anointed and consecrated Jesus of Nazareth with the [Holy] Spirit and with strength and ability and power; how He went about doing good and, in particular, curing all who were harassed and oppressed by [the power of] the devil, for God was with Him.

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