Thursday, January 22, 2009

Fear or Faith

I have battled with fear my whole life.  Fear of failure, fear of never finding a husband (I was 22), fear that my children might be harmed.  Fear.  It can cripple you.  I have found that when I am most fearful, my prayer life is suffering.  Fear is Satan's way of controlling you.  Fear and Faith cannot co-exist.  If we have faith in our Father, then we should not have any fear.

Sounds easy, but we are human and we have fear.  Along with fear comes worry.  We worry about everything.  And in today's world it stretches so far.  The economy, our jobs, our welfare, our children, college for our children, the list goes on and on.  I have found comfort in my bible.

Matthew 6:7  "Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?"  Jesus goes on to say in this and other scripture, that the very hairs on our head are numbered and known by our heavenly father.  God knows what is going on in our lives and He protects us.  He comforts us, He watches over us and He cares for us. 

So where are you today?  Are you in fear or are you in faith.  Are you in the middle?  So often we are in the middle.  Nudge yourself a little closer to faith today.  Pray about it, recognize it and give it over.  Being in a place of fear and worry is not what God wants for you.  God gives us peace that we cannot understand.  Reach for peace.

What worries you today?  Release it to God, if He can create the world, he can handle what you have  on your plate.  

God bless you and yours.

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