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Let Love Replace the Fear

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Is your courage a little thin these days? Do you feel overwhelmed or like you’re bordering on being overwhelmed by the tough issues and demanding responsibilities you’re currently encountering? Are your fears getting the best of you? Bolster your nerve and fight your fears by remembering these fundamentals:

  • Prayer dispels fear and doubt. The Bible says you’re not to be double-minded, for the person who doubts is unstable in all his or her ways (James 1:6-8). So pray, says verse 5! Search the Bible for God’s direction and ask for it through prayer. And once you find it, move on! No more wondering. No more doubts. No more fears. No more wishing life was different. Just do God’s will!
  • Focusing on the finish line diminishes fear. As a Christian, you know you’ll spend eternity with God. There will be less fear in following God when you keep your eyes on that end—the finish line of heaven. There will be little or no wavering when you keep the promise of life forever with Jesus fresh and alive. No matter what happens along the way to doing God’s will and fulfilling His plan, you know you’ll experience fullness of joy and pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11).

Proceeding forward pushes fear aside. Like the snowball that rolls down an incline, you gain speed, mass, and momentum as you step out and do what God asks. Soon you’ll discover your fears have been left behind. 

When you pray, focus on your future and boldly advance. Follow hard after God with all your heart (Psalm 63:8).  

PONDER

What small habits can you begin to form today to create that momentum towards complete trust in Him?

RESPOND

Dear Father, I know that you are are in control and that you hold me and my family firmly in your grasp. Please help me to focus on You and not on our circumstances. Please give me a glimpse of our future so that hope may anchor my soul. Amen. 

RENEWING RESOURCES
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Encouraging Words for a Woman After God's Own Heart is a beautifully illustrated book with practical encouragement for living life as a woman after God's own heart.

REFLECT

Write down the things that cause you fear then search His Word for pearls of wisdom that counter those fears. Write them down.

REMEMBER

Forward momentum forces fear aside.

Jim and Elizabeth George

Jim and Elizabeth George are bestselling authors and national speakers dedicated to helping people live a life after God’s own heart. Together, they have written over 150 books with more than 14 million copies sold around the world. For over 35 years, the teachings and steadfast example of Elizabeth and Jim have helped countless men and women:

  • Simplify life by focusing on God’s priorities.
  • Appreciate God’s Word and apply it to everyday situations.
  • Respond to circumstances with confidence by seeing yourself through God’s loving eyes.
  • Increase closeness in marriage by serving and honoring each other.
  • Powerfully shape the hearts of children and teenagers.
  • Enjoy greater intimacy with God.

Learn more about Jim and Elizabeth George here.


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