Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith? Mark 4:40
In order to receive the promises of God, you must be fully persuaded in your heart that they will come to pass. There are a couple of reasons to be fully persuaded regarding the promises of God: First, based on the integrity of His Word and second, because He is above all of creation including the enemy. You need not be fearful of God not coming through for you once you are fully persuaded and there is no doubt in your heart that He will come through. Remember that God has promised to give us “all things that pertain unto life and godliness” (2 Peter 1:3). We can trust the integrity of God’s Word. The Bible is clear that God does not lie (1 Samuel 15:29). Second, God is the creator of everything! Imagine being the creator of a small robot for example and then turning around and being afraid of it. The creator of the thing is infinitely bigger and smarter than the thing created so is not afraid of it! The enemy was created. God is not afraid of the enemy so we should not be afraid of the enemy. Although man was created by God as well, what separates us from all of the rest of creation is that God has put His very own Spirit in us (Romans 8:11). For that reason, Satan envies us because we also are truly like God and have authority over every adverse situation and circumstance. Be fully persuaded of these truths and do not fear!