Fear is about the worst case scenario.
Sometimes, I’ve experienced the worst case scenario. Like the time we got the phone call that my twenty-six year old brother collapsed. It was his heart. A few days later, he was gone.
Fear is about shadows and imagination.
The peace God pours out of His storehouses for exceeds my imagination, my comprehension … and my need. I’ve experienced that too.
Fear steals joy and security.
In verses 3-5, God assured Isaac that He would bless him. In another moment, fear made him forget God’s presence, God’s providence and God’s protection.
Sometimes, fear goes by an alias – worry, anxiety, stress, doubt, insecurity … No matter what it’s called, fear doesn’t come from God. It causes disorder and confusion, neither of which is consistent with His character. Instead, He gives power, love and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). A sound mind – confident, right-thinking, not fearful.