A Fear Based Month

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Since October is here, I thought it might be a good time to talk about the biggest message of the season: fear.

A Fear Based World

Wouldn’t you agree that we live in a fear based world? You know, a world where bad news travels fast and good news doesn’t travel at all? It’s not that we’re not living in troubling times that cause legitimate fears for the future of our nation, our world, and our families. And perhaps you, like countless others, have had your courage tested by the anxieties and fears that are an inevitable part of living in this 21st century.

Take heart and remember that God is in heaven and on the throne and is not distracted by any of this. God is not just nearby, He is here! As Believers, we have every reason to live courageously. After all, the ultimate battle has already been won on the Cross! Our part is to remember and trust and not shoulder all of the doubts that life can hand you.

“Fear is a self-imposed prison that will keep you from becoming what God intends for you to be.” – Rick Warren

Faith not Fear

Fear embeds itself in the mind. This is why taking our thoughts captive is so important (2 Cor. 10:5). It is not our job to “handle” it. It is our job to hand it over to the One who will (and wants to) carry it for us.

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10

As Pastor Bill Johnson says, “Any thought that does not inspire hope is not coming from heaven!”

So if you’re being challenged right now, lean on the character of God and His Truths. Trust in His Word and what He says. Scripture says we are to “Walk by faith, not by sight (2 Cor. 5:7)”  and “My yoke is easy, and My burden is light (Matt. 11:30).”

God’s character is to love. He is love, and He loves you.

Trust. Breathe.

Cast all of your anxieties about your challenges onto Him. He’s got this. He wants this. Seek Him.

He’s waiting for you to do so.

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