II Timothy 1:7 – “For God has not given us a Spirit of fear, put of POWER, and of LOVE, and of a SOUND MIND.” [emphasis mine]
Reflections: This morning was a rough one. I woke up struggling with my arch nemesis—fear. I won’t go into detail, but let’s just say that the burdens of life were trying to weigh me down, and I was looking around wondering why God had not yet shown up! But eventually, I realized, “This is the moment.” This is the moment that we encounter so often in life, when we have to make a choice between giving into fear and anxiety and choosing, instead, to walk in faith, believing that God is moving on our behalf even when we can’t see it. Choosing the latter may not immediately change our present circumstances; but the choice brings with it a sense of peace and hope, and our faith sets the stage for God to move in our lives in a mighty and miraculous way. FAITH is fuel for the miraculous; and the bigger our faith, the more room God has to show up and show out!
The truth is that fear and faith cannot operate in the same space. When we choose faith, fear must vacate. 🙂 So, the next time fear threatens to overwhelm you, choose to trust God instead. Believe that somehow, some way, He will step in and turn your situation around; and in time, all things will work out for your good and His glory!
Shine your light!
Philippians 4:6-7 – “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”