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Jesus Defeats Paralyzing Fear

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"Our Great God" was inspired by Exodus 15:3 and Deuteronomy 1:30.


A well-known quote from President Franklin D. Roosevelt ‘s first inaugural address is “the only thing we have to fear is fear itself — nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”

81 years later, we all still face these nameless, unreasoning, unjustified fears.

Fear is a powerful weapon. It imagines the worst-case scenarios about our futures. It twists the facts, distorts the truth and compels us to stand frozen or turn back when everything within us begs to move forward.  

What if we faced our fears and believed our great God is a mighty warrior (Exodus 15:3)?

After accepting Jesus as our Lord and Savior we are never alone. Through every storm, our great God goes before us and will fight for us. He is on our side every step of the way (Deuteronomy 1:30).

When we do not fear, our God stands in victory. Facing our fears allows us to boldly move forward, where we are free to glorify His Name.


  • What is one fear you are facing right now? Pray and ask God to help you overcome this fear.
  • What would you be willing to attempt for God if you knew you could not fail?
  • What is your next step in your walk with Jesus? Learn more about next steps here.

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