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Fear Is a Liar – Music by Zach Williams

We need not fear either the supernatural or the natural if we are in the arms of God.

This powerful song, by Zach Williams, was released in 2016 on his first album “Chain Breaker” (details here). It is still played regularly on Christian radio eight-plus years later. “Fear Is a Liar” is a timeless reminder that the Lord may not make the path easy for the believer, but He will never leave us nor forsake us (Heb. 13:5). As such,

Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Fear Defined

Webster offers an interesting split definition of the noun “fear” which fits perfectly into a Biblical Christian Worldview.

The first definition offered is, “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger”. There is fear… in war, of pain, of emotional distress, and, of death for those who are unsure of the future.

The second definition offered is, “profound reverence and awe especially toward God”. This is a fear that we will not serve Him well. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10).

Both of these definitions can be seen in the lyrics of the song.

The Lyrics of “Fear Is a Liar” With Commentary

When he told you you’re not good enough
When he told you you’re not right
When he told you you’re not strong enough
To put up a good fight
When he told you you’re not worthy
When he told you you’re not loved
When he told you you’re not beautiful
That you’ll never be enough

Williams begins by reminding us of the source of human fear. The word “he” in the lyrics above can be interpreted by the listener as either our peers or the devil and his minions. In our culture today, many critical voices try to belittle us to build themselves up. This is especially true of our youth and social media. The reference to “not strong enough to put up a good fight” is for males, and “not worthy, not loved, not beautiful” can be seen directed more toward females. However, all these demeaning terms are also part of Satan’s arsenal as he attacks us in the areas where we are the weakest. The result, regardless of the source, is often “fear” that some or all of these descriptions are, or will come, true.

Fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
Cause fear he is a liar

So the lyrics go on to transform “fear” into a proper name, and to challenge the premise that we should be afraid of someone called Fear. If we allow it, fear will, “take our breath, rob our rest, and steal our happiness”. However, as with Satan and those who allow him to influence them, “fear” is a liar.

John 8:44 – You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

When he told you were troubled
You’ll forever be alone
When he told you you should run away
You’ll never find a home
When he told you you were dirty
And you should be ashamed
When he told you you could be the one
That grace could never change

Satan and his demons are the “father of lies” and cannot be trusted. All the things we do that make us feel “troubled, alone, dirty, and ashamed” can be washed away by the grace of God, no matter what we have done, no matter how bad we think we are.

Fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
Cause fear he is a liar

The last two lines of the lyrics command us to release ourselves from the chains of fear. And, we know from the Bible that, at the end of time, Satan and his demons will be “cast into the Lake of Fire for eternity” (Rev. 20:10).

Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel

Notice the word “Your” is capitalized. That is a reference to God as our fears should be “cast out” by the sacrificial death of His Son on the cross as a substitute for our sins. God displayed His love for is in that “while we were still sinners, Christ died for us” (Rom. 5:8). And all we need to do to receive eternal life with Christ in Heaven is to accept Him as our Lord and Savior (Rom. 10:9).

Fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
Cause fear he is a liar

Cast your fears into the fire and accept Christ today, for eternity.

Romans 10:9 – Because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Here is a link to the YouTube Official Music Video for “Fear Is a Liar”.


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AuthorJeff Hilles | BCWorldview.org 

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