Psalm 86:17 (easy)
Isn’t it so easy to choose fear instead of faith? Honestly, it’s so easy that most times, it doesn’t even feel like a choice. It feels like a gut reaction. But the truth is that we can, with some help from the Lord and His Word, change those gut reactions to respond out of faith, instead of fear.
While it’s not easy, I’ve found that the best way to strengthen my faith while weakening my fear is to repeatedly focus on God’s promises. So today, I thought it might be helpful to spotlight some of the verses that remind us of those promises.
Proverbs 29:25 (ERV) – “Fear can be a trap, but if you trust in the Lord, you will be safe.”
Matthew 14:28-29, 31 (ERV) – “Peter said, ‘Lord, if that is really you, tell me to come to you on the water.’ Jesus said, ‘Come, Peter.’ Then Peter left the boat and walked on the water to Jesus. Then Jesus caught Peter with his hand. He said, ‘Your faith is small. Why did you doubt?'”
Matthew 21:21-22 (ERV) – “Jesus answered, ‘The truth is, if you have faith and no doubts, you will be able to do the same as I did to this tree. And you will be able to do more. You will be able to say to this mountain, ‘Go, mountain, fall into the sea.’ And if you have faith, it will happen. If you believe, you will get anything you ask for in prayer.'”
John 14:4 (God’s Word) – “If you ask me to do something, I will do it.”
Hebrews 11:1 (EASY) – “This is what it means to trust God: We will be sure about the things that we hope for. We will be sure in our minds about things that we cannot even see.”
Hebrews 11:17-18 (ICB) – “It was by faith that Abraham offered his son Isaac as a sacrifice. God made the promises to Abraham. But God tested him. And Abraham was ready to offer his own son as a sacrifice. God had said, ‘The descendants I promised you will be from Isaac.’”
The good news is that God knows were prone to fear, and He provides us with gentle reminders throughout the Bible to reinforce our beliefs and comfort us in those times that fear attempts to takeover. We can lean into Him and His promises and watch as our faith grows.
What causes your faith to become shaky? Are there any areas of your life that you’re more prone to fear than others? Write about them in your journal today.
Today, surrender those fears that you wrote in your journal to the Lord, and ask for His comfort and peace over those areas of your life.
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