Fear is an emotion that assumes we are alone. All too often we believe that assumption. When we believe that bad news, we find ourselves drowning in fear. I believe you long to live a courageous life. How do you live with strength and courage in the midst of such uncertain times as ours?
I think Nelson Mandela might be able to help us? He said this, “I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.”
Here are two truths to ponder. Strength and courage are not the absence of fear and challenge. Strength and courage are the presence of faith and confidence. So ask yourself this question:
“Are the people and things I put my confidence and faith in worthy of my trust? “
If the answer is “No”, we may find ourselves living in fear. Consider this promise from God.
“For God has said, “I will never fail you. I will never abandon you.” So we can say with confidence, “The LORD is my helper, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?””
Hebrews 13:5-6 NLT
If that promise is true, how might your life change? You do not have to be alone. You do not have to be afraid!
Take sometime today and meditate on these three promises.
- God will never fail you.
- God will never abandon you.
- God is your helper.
If you are feeling fearful about the challenges you face today, try actually believing what God has said! Stop waiting for the fear to disappear and start living with courage. You are not alone. You do not have to be afraid!
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