Fear comes in many forms, including the fear that God doesn’t care about you. But I tell you the truth when I say that He does care about you. Let’s look at a few possible reasons you might fear that He does not.
Perhaps, you were raised in a harsh environment filled with violence and you cringe at the thought of a father figure. You grew up with the uncertainty when the next fit of rage would explode again. This type of fear opens one up to an “Orphaned Spirit”. And this spirit will convince you that all fathers are bad, especially Father God. And believing such a lie will prevent you from receiving the love that Father God has for you. Let’s read from the Scriptures about God’s love for you.
For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life, John 3:16.
Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds. Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgments are a great deep; O Lord, You preserve man and beast. How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Your wings, Psalm 36:5-7.
The LORD is merciful and gracious, Slow to anger, and abounding in mercy, Psalm 103:8.
Another reason you might fear God could be that you were raised under a religious spirit, and you believed the lie that you could never measure up to the expectations of your parents, or those of your local church group. What does Jesus say to those who walk under this legalistic spirit, and put such unrealistic expectations upon others?
Then the Lord said to him, “Now you Pharisees make the outside of the cup and dish clean, but your inward part is full of greed and wickedness, Luke 11:39.
But why do you judge your brother? Or why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ, Romans 14:10.
And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you, Ephesians 4:32.
Maybe you were raised under a negative and lying tongue, and your perception of God is all wrong. And if this is your situation you most likely have a difficult time trusting what God says. Let’s look at a few biblical reasons as to why you can trust God.
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19.
It is of utmost importance that we refuse to accept the venomous poison of fear into our spirit, that we do not allow fear to paralyze the power of our tongue and that we choose our words wisely and speak faith-filled words of life and healing. Deuteronomy 32:4.
And being fully convinced that what He had promised He was also able to perform, Romans 4:21.
Then Jesus put out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” Immediately his leprosy was cleansed, Matthew 8:3.
If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself. 2 Timothy 2:13.
And I want to be very clear, that when Father God looks at you, He does not harbor violent thoughts towards you. He doesn’t label you as orphaned. He is not waiting to lash out at you with anger. And He’s not harsh and unrealistic towards you. Psalm 139:17-18 reassures us about God’s thoughts towards us, “How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God! How great is the sum of them! If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand; When I awake, I am still with You.”
© 2022 Author Becky Dvorak–Healing and Miracles International, All rights reserved.