Put Your Trust into God and Tread upon Fear

 

Bear in mind that our Lord’s providence is upon us. God said “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Whoever has acquired a courageous mind and has faith in God, will fear nothing because he has God in himself as a powerful help. For who can do us harm if God does not allow it?

Any difficulty either strengthens man either weakens him, because together with it good or bad deeds are born. Through custom, anything, good or bad will become a habit and man will think that it was there since the beginning. But you should be brave in your heart, and make the sigh of the cross when you are scared.

Anywhere you will enter, make the sign of the cross. Make the sign of cross when you enter an empty place, say a prayer and enter it with confidence. If the demons see that our faith is strong in God, then they become ashamed and torment themselves.

Bear in mind that our Lord’s providence is upon us. God said “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you.”

Remember that without the will of God “But there shall not an hair of your head perish.”

(Translation from Saint Paisios Velicikovski of Neamţ, Crinii țarinei sau Flori preafrumoase adunate pe scurt din Dumnezeiasca Scriptură, Editura Bisericii Ortodoxe din Moldova, Orhei, 1995, p. 53)