Do you think God ever gets scared? If you do, why?
If God ever does get scared, the source of that fear can not be found in the Bible. He is God. He created the universe and can manipulate it at will to do what He wants it to do at any time. There is simply nothing that we can know or understand or experience that God would have any reason to fear.
But it goes deeper than that. His message to us is the same as that of the angel Gabriel to Mary in Luke 1:30 "Fear not"! No matter what you are facing, God's word to you today is the same. Fear not!
The Bible is full, from cover to cover, of God's promises to His people and of examples where He showed favor and met the needs of His people. If you are a Christian, stand on the Bible's promises and fear not. Have faith and trust in God. He won't let you down.
I'm not a "name it and claim it" sort of guy where "it" can be any wonderful thing. There is the warning in
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
that that whole movement seemed to conveniently ignore. But that doesn't mean He wants all His children to be homeless. destitute paupers either. If you satisfy the conditions of the promises, trust in them. They are no less valid than the promise He made to save you and you believe in that promise. Don't disbelieve the rest.
He held the sun at a particular spot in the sky at Gibeon (Joshua 10:8-14) till Israel was victorious, sending great hail on the enemy troops.
When the disciples in the boat were afraid of a storm (Mark 4:35-41), Jesus slept and when they awakened Him, He ordered "Peace, be still!" and the lake became calm and the disciples were afraid of Him. He rebuked them for having such a small amount of faith.
When Paul and Silas were in jail, God sent an earthquake to free them and through that the jail keeper and his family were saved (Acts 16:16-34).
When the widow of Zarephath was out of food and about to bake a last meal for her son before dying, Elijah came to her at God's command and asked her to make a cake for him first. For her obedience, the promise Elijah gave her was kept and the meal barrel and oil flask stayed full till God sent rain again. When her son died, Elijah prayed and his life was restored to him (1 Kings 17:8-24).
Jesus continued to help those in the New Testament, providing miracles of where to find food when fishing, multiplying food, and healing of every sort. Jesus promise was that because He went to the Father we would do greater things than He did (John 14:9-14).
The thing to keep in mind is this. Every man has a time when he will die (Heb. 9:27). Eventually, barring the rapture of the church, everyone will physically die. You can't expect God to keep you alive forever. He has also warned His church that it would suffer persecution and many would suffer and die for His name and He would give them blessings in heaven for their sacrifices on earth - perhaps just a verbal blessing or perhaps something else, but a blessing from Jesus is good, regardless of what it is. And sometimes, we don't understand His will for our lives and wish things were better.
He knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows what is going on in the lives of everyone around us. Perhaps if He gave you what you are asking for, you would fall away from Him where by going through something, you stay true to Him. If all of us can be in tune with the Holy Spirit, we will be just as successful as Christ was. He succeeded in all He did because He did nothing that He didn't see the Father doing through the Holy Spirit, and He did everything that He saw the Father doing through the Holy Spirit (John 5:17-20).
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