Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional July 6, 2022 

TOPIC:  Refuse To Live In Fear

Today’s Scripture: The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. – Deuteronomy 31:8 (NIV)

Joyce Meyer Daily Devotional July 6, 2022 MESSAGE

Fear is a spirit that produces feelings. When God told Joshua to not be afraid, He was not commanding him to not “feel” fear; He was commanding him to not give in to the fear he was facing.

I often encourage people to “do it afraid.” That basically means when fear attacks you, you need to go ahead and do whatever God is telling you to do anyway. You may do it with your knees shaking or your palms sweating but do it anyway. That’s what it means to “fear not.

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We can be thankful we have Scripture to meditate on when we feel afraid. God’s promises strengthen us to keep pressing forward, no matter how we feel. The Word of God will give you the faith you need to overcome any feeling of fear.

Prayer Starter: Thank You, Father, that I don’t have to give in to a feeling of fear. With
Your help, I can press forward and do what You have called me to do regardless of my
feelings. Thank You, Father, that I can do it afraid.