Fear thou not; for I am with thee:  be not dismayed; for I am thy God: … yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. 

Isaiah 41:10

If we believe in the omnipresence of God, we can handle the age old problem of fear.  Fear is the belief that God is absent.  It is the only devil there is, and if it governs our thinking we can experience the only hell there is.  If we are overcome by it, we are headed for trouble and disease.  Both the old and the New Testaments tell us that this enemy can be overcome.  But they tell us it can only be overcome within us, not by rearranging our affairs around us.  Fear begins and ends within the mind of the one thinking it.  The nightmare of its binding and restricting thought is broken as we turn to a belief in the goodness of God, the presence of a Creative Mind and the feeling of a Love that never fails.  As we do this a peace steals upon us, a faith rises up again with us.  The Presence that sustained Jesus is also sustaining each of us at every instant.  All that It asks of us is that we believe It and accept It.

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.  He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:  he leadeth me beside the still waters.  He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.  Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me.”  This is my belief.  This governs and controls my thinking today.  Nothing can stop my good from coming to me, for my mind is stayed on Truth and Love.  Peace fills my whole being.  There is nothing to fear, for God is all there really is.  I claim this Presence as my own.  I trust in the Mind of God and all is well and all is good.  I give thanks for a good day.

Taken from “365 Days of Richer Living “by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

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