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Sunday, 24 June 2018

Choosing Faith Over Fear As A Child Of God

Fear is the opposite of faith. If we only trust in the things that we can see in this world we will be fearful. There is always something to worry about! However, the Bible provides excellent comfort on why we need not live in fear.
So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you. Deuteronomy 31:6[NLT]

Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. Psalms 23:4 [NLT]
The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me? Psalms 118:6 [NLT]

Ultimately, when we are fearful or living in fear, we are only relying on ourselves, and we know our limitations. We think with a limited mindset. But God is not like that - He's not like us in this regard - He is above all, understands all, and controls it all. Instead of relying on my limited self, I will trust and hold on to an unlimited God and in so doing live by faith instead of fear.

If we are ever in fearful situations, I know God gives us the faith and corresponding actions, to make the best decisions at the time.

The verses above are only a snippet of what God says about fear. If you spend significant time digging into the Word and take His words to heart, you will recognize how much God cares for us and does not want us to be fearful regardless of what we are dealing with
You will have to choose to believe what He says, not what you think. This will take time, but new circumstances will always provide opportunities for choosing faith. You won't perfect this on this earth, but you can get pretty close because you are not doing this alone. God is with you.
Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 [KJV]
[written by Nylse Esahc]
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