Monday, August 22, 2011

Fear or Faith? You decide...

How many times do we live in fear? Fear of what may happen? Fear of what has happened? Fear of things you can just imagine happening? So often, we let fear creep in an overtake us. We live in a constant state of dread with a black cloud hanging right over our heads and enveloping us to the point we cannot see straight.

The problem with this is that, when we live wrapped up in our fears, we are of no use to God Almighty. We are so busy fearing things, we can't be effective in the work He has for us. The bible says, "For God did NOT give us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." (2 Timothy 1:7)


The thing about fear and faith is this. Fear says there are too many bad things going on or that could go on that you just can't deal with. Faith doesn't eliminate fear. There are still REAL fears out there! My husband has a legitimate fear of always having a job that pays well and offers good insurance. With a son who has diabetes and requires insulin to LIVE, insurance is a must. We simply couldn't afford it without insurance. But faith says that, no matter how big the fear, my God is BIGGER than that fear and He's got this! And faith says that, even if the worst happens in any situation, God is STILL IN CONTROL and has a PLAN for whatever comes our way! It's OK to have fear. The problem comes when we try to hang on to that fear and we let it overtake us. It takes faith to hand it over to an Almighty, Able, Capable God and allow Him to work in whatever way He chooses, believing He is still God and still knows best. It's hard to have faith when we know we might get hurt. But God will ALWAYS catch you! He will let you crawl right up into His lap and cry on His shoulder. And He will NEVER let you fall.

What fears are you holding onto today? What things do you need to give to God in faith, believing He can handle anything that we give Him? When you give your fears over to God and allow Him to work out those fears in His way, He will begin to open doors for you to join Him in His work, and He will show you things you can't even begin to imagine!

"Now all glory to God, who is ABLE, through His MIGHTY POWER at work within us, to accomplish infinitely more than we might ask or think." Ephesians 3:20


  1. Thanks for this! I have a few fears I news to quit hanging on to and give to God!!!

  2. I wish my phone could read my mind a little better!!! :)


“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.” ~Dr. Suess