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The Futility of Fear

FaithFi: Faith & Finance | Jan 26, 2024


Show Notes


  • Jesus asks a powerful question about worry in Matthew 6:27, asking, "Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”
  • Romans 8:15 encourages reliance on God instead of falling back into fear: "For you did not receive the spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received the Spirit of adoption as sons, by whom we cry, ‘Abba! Father!’”
  • Faith is the opposite of fear, and fear is a tool used by Satan to distract from God's goodness.


Rob lists common "what-if" scenarios that lead to fear about the future, highlighting their tendency to divert focus from God’s plan.



  • Isaiah 54:17 offers reassurance: "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from Me,” says the Lord.
  • John 16:33 affirms that despite tribulations in the world, victory in Christ is assured: “In the world you will have tribulation, but take heart; I have overcome the world.”
  • Isaiah 41:13 reassures God's help and presence: “I am the Lord your God who upholds your right hand, who says, ‘Do not fear, I will help you.”
  • 1 Timothy 1:7 emphasizes that God grants us a spirit of power, love, and sound mind instead of fear.
  • Proverbs 12:25 highlights the negative impact of anxiety and the uplifting power of kindness: “Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up.”
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