Carey Lewis Devotions
Friday, September 28th, 2018
Gotcha's Demons: Worry, Fear & Cowardice
But the cowardly, unbelieving, abominable, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.
Revelation 21:8 (NKJV)
Worry is the most common form of fear. When Satan spins molehills into mountains, when he convinces us we're all alone, when he hammers at our deficiencies, when he recounts our inadequacies...

Worried saints back away from their duty, bury their talents and lose their blessings. They miss the destiny God planned for them...

Which transforms them into faithless cowards.* They don't believe the Lord will care for them. They don't believe they can care for others.

I've said it before and say it again: The greatest risk is not taking the risk. Because when Christ is with us, we can't fail. Even if it seems so for a moment.

Because the physical can lag behind the spiritual, and the spirit world is the place where true victory begins. When a matter is settled in heaven... soon enough it will be settled on earth.

'For the vision is yet for the appointed time; It hastens toward the goal and it will not fail. Though it tarries, wait for it; For it will certainly come, it will not delay' (Habakkuk 2:3, NASB).

## Gotcha's Demons: Worry, Fear & Cowardice (Part 41)

* 'Those who have faith enter boldly the strife, following the Lamb whithersoever He goeth, and conquering by faith. The cowardly sink into companionship with the faithless and unbelieving, with the workers of iniquity' (Ellicott's Commentary on Rev 21:8).

* 'Such who are of cowardly spirits, and are not valiant for the truth, but who, through fear of men, either make no profession of Christ and his Gospel, or having made it, drop it, lest they should be exposed to tribulation and persecution; these are they that are afraid of the beast, and live in servile bondage to him (Gill's Exposition on Rev 21:8).

P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Gotcha! series.

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"I labored, yet not I. By the grace of God, I am what I am, and do what I do' (paraphrase of 1 Corinthians 15:10). I love God's Word. As a late-in-life committed Christian with no Bible training prior to age 51, some people wonder how I'm qualified to write devotions. I wonder that, too. But God loves children and fools for Him. I am both. Ghost Writer? God.

Carey Lewis

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