Category Archives: Fear

Why are You Afraid?…

To us, this question might seem ludicrous…even comical after the storm calms and we review what happened. We might say with both humor and exasperation, “Why are we afraid…Why were we afraid???” Continue reading

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“Don’t speak ‘What If?’…But ‘What Is!’ Don’t speak, ‘What if nothing ever changes?’ But… speak, ‘God is faithful!’” Jennifer Rothschild

Yet…I still get desperate. I still forget. I still have pockets of days where I am trying frantically to push my head above water before I drown. How foolish…when…not only is God faithful…I have seen His faithfulness…His hand of deliverance. I have experience His answers to prayer over and over again. Continue reading

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Be Strong…Do Not Be Frightened and…Do Everything In love…But How?!

God is the giver of good gifts. Loving or courageous actions sometimes take pure discipline…the type of determination where you are pushing yourself forward and maybe quietly gritting your teeth, complaining under your breath about the reasons this is hard or how much credit you deserve for just being nice! Continue reading

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He Goes Ahead of You…Will Not Forsake You…Do Not Fear or Be Dismayed!

He loves us fiercely and doesn’t want us to give up the very opportunities (and resulting character changes) that would bring us (and those around us) joy and purpose and draw each of us continually closer to Him. Continue reading

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I Will Not Be Afraid, What Can Man Do to Me?…

The truth is…if I am a child of Almighty, All Powerful, All Knowing God…then He is on my side.

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Does Your Present (or Future) Life-Assignment Make You Feel Weak in the Knees?

We live a very generational life. I affect the people younger and older than I am. They affect people younger and older than they are. God intended that it would “take a village”. Not just to raise children but to encourage and strengthen each and every person around you toward a stronger faith in Him through Jesus Christ. Not merely speaking words of faith, though that is needed and very good. But living the life…loving, caring and asking God for wisdom as to when (if) to speak and what it is He wants your friend or loved one to hear from you in this moment…and then in the next and…the next. Continue reading

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A Grateful Heart Takes Care of Dread…

Developing a grateful heart takes care of so much. A grateful heart pleases the heart of God. It builds momentum toward being more thankful. A grateful heart begins to take care of dread…and the eventual fear it would become! Continue reading

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Do You Sometimes Want to Hide?

So life inside your world, as well as the outside world, is proving to be painfully unpredictable. The one thing we don’t really like is unexpected change. Yet…the one thing we can be sure of is that all throughout our lives, things are going to change! Continue reading

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“Manna”…It’s All In The Eye of The Beholder!

He IS the same yesterday, today and forever. And yet…that doesn’t mean He is outdated or inconsequential or not to be trusted. Instead, it means that we can always…always count on Him…
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WE ARE NOT INTENDED TO BE ENSLAVED…BUT FREE!

When change seems impossible, ask God for wisdom and then the determination to follow what He has shown you. Each time fear threatens…every time you have the familiar urge to take over or retreat in the same old destructive way…remember Whose child you are and pray. Remember the truth. You are not meant to be enslaved by fear. Continue reading

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FAITH THINKERS OR FEAR THINKERS…

So then…why do we sometimes cave to fear and dread? We are human, yes. We are going to feel. But…we have a choice. Let’s be proactive in our quest to be Faith Thinkers. Continue reading

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The Lord Will Fight For You While You Keep Silent….

An alien concept in our culture, this verse is so packed full of things that we ignore. Yes…there are times we absolutely must speak up. But let’s be honest. Most of the time we have our own idea about how something should be handled and very often our fear drives us to “fix this”. We speak up before we fully listen…to God or even to the person we feel is disrespecting or undermining us (or themselves). Continue reading

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