From Fear to Faith

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“Unto You, O Lord do I bring my life. O my God, I trust, lean on, rely on and am confident in you. Let me not be put to shame or {my hope in You} be disappointed; let not my enemies triumph over me.” – Psalm 25:1-2, Amplified Bible

Just this morning the Holy Spirit informed me that I have not been fully trusting in God. My first reaction was “who me?” After all, I am the one who often speaks on the topic of faith. Ask anyone – I always believe God for the impossible. But of course the Holy Spirit is always right and I can be so wrong! He showed me how recently I was full of worry and concern about my daughter. Alyssa had caught a stomach virus and as I rummaged through some medical books – panic set in. She was showing signs of dehydration. As a new mom I felt utterly helpless! Alyssa cried her first tears of pain and I must admit that I also broke down and cried. My mind was filled with the “what if’s” and formulating a plan to bring quick relief.

Instead of having faith that God loves Alyssa and trusting that He will take care of her, I was full of fear. When fear enters our hearts and minds, faith goes out the window! But the opposite is also true: When faith enters our hearts and minds, fear must leave! Faith and Fear cannot co-exist. We have to make a choice everyday to either live in fear or faith.

It is only through us having confidence in God’s love, that we can remain in perfect peace. No matter what you may be facing today – DO NOT allow fear and the cares of this world to rob your confidence in God! Psalm 138:8 states, “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me.” We must CHOOSE to believe Jesus at His Word. Needless to say, Alyssa is on her way back to health, and me, well I’m on my way back to faith.

Prayer:
“Lord, forgive me for allowing fear and the cares of this world to rob my faith and confidence in You. I choose to believe Your Word and that You will take care of the things heavy on my heart this day. I submit my thoughts and emotions to you. I thank you that Your Word is greater than my thoughts and emotions and that You know ALL THINGS! Thank you for loving me and taking care of my concerns this day.” Amen.

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6 Comment(s)

  1. Wow! What a powerful word today! So true! It’s so easy to allow fear in – especially when we’re dealing with our children. The enemy is slick….he snakes his way into our thoughts and then releases his venom. THANK GOD WE HAVE THE GREAT PHYSICIAN WHO HAS GIVEN US THE ANTI-VENOM ~ HIS WORD!!!!

    Excellent “now word”, Trac! Thank you for sharing it!

    Brigette Wagner | Apr 23, 2007 | Reply

  2. Thanks for that, it is so true that sometimes just when we think we have “got it”, we realize we have to step it up. Here we are yet again facing the same thing, just a different set of circumstances. I have been listening to an old cd of Jennifer Knapp’s (I think her first) and the words go:

    “Just when I think I got it, it’s gone. When I think I know the answer and I dare to raise my hand it’s wrong. Stop Stop Stop this foolish pride of mine that dares to take me far away from you. When I try to do things my way I always loose your point of view.”

    It is so true that we have to DAILY renew our minds! Thanks for the encouragement.

    Angel Cope | Apr 23, 2007 | Reply

  3. So true. Thanks for this one! Check out my blog that I wrote on Friday- so similar! 🙂 Love you sister.

    Christy | Apr 23, 2007 | Reply

  4. oops- i meant that i wrote it Thursday 🙂

    Christy | Apr 23, 2007 | Reply

  5. You are so increibly wise and inspiring… Thank you for allowing us to see your heart. Your pulse is like right with His… so beautiful!!

    Have an incredible day with Him!

    Leigh GRay | Apr 26, 2007 | Reply

  6. Very powerful. And I think that this lesson is one that having children brings out a lot. I love the scripture that says Perfect love casts out fear. If we come to the Lord and allow Him to fill us with His perfect love then fear has to leave.

    Susanne | Apr 28, 2007 | Reply

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