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Faith Over Fear

Psalm 112: 6-8

6 Surely the righteous will never be shaken; they will be remembered forever. 7 They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord. 8 Their hearts are secure, they will have no fear; in the end they will look in triumph on their foes


 


We all know the phrase “Faith Over Fear”. In today’s world, it feels like more and more people fear or expect the worst instead of just looking at the positive things or having faith that everything is going to be okay. Truth is the more we fear, the more we put ourselves in a position to miss out or get hurt on what could go right. Let’s look at the Parable of the Lost Son (Luke 15:11).

 

The son found himself in a bad position, having no money or food left. He knew he needed to return home, however, he felt unworthy of forgiveness. Instead, as soon as the father saw he, all he did was embrace his son. I feel like a lot of us tend to find ourselves in situations where we feel stuck, stressed, or even depressed. In those times we feel unworthy of forgiveness or help but the Lord is right there, just waiting for us to have a conversation with him and he will forgive.

So, let’s have a much harder conversation. What if I told you that faith over fear applies to our self-worth as well? We are all created in God’s image so why do we not have faith in ourselves? We have some days where we as individuals just do not feel like we have what it takes to be what we need to be for the day; however, the day has already been planned out. The Lord has faith that we can handle whatever situation he puts us in, and he is there through it all. He is never expecting us to be perfect, he died on the cross knowing that we were not going to be perfect. So instead of fearing what happens if we can not live up to the world’s expectations, let’s focus on the faith of the person God is creating because that person has a destiny to fulfill.

The people in our lives play an important part in that journey. Everybody we allow into our lives is here for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Personally, it’s hard to leave people whether through death or them just deciding to leave my life. Once I graduated high school, the college I chose was in a different state, meaning I had to learn how to let new people into my life. I struggled at first because somebody that I thought would be with me throughout this journey decided to leave my life. However, after talking to my friends and family I decided to leave my dorm and explore a whole new world. This was by far one of the best decisions for me because the Lord led me to a community where I got a chance to grow closer to him and he introduced me to some amazing people along the way. When I realized that the college, I had chosen was not the best place for me anymore and I had to leave, I was worried that I would lose those people who gave me a sense of home and security but instead, they helped me navigate the new change in my life. I have no idea where my journey is going to lead me but I am grateful for the people that are willing to help me through it, no matter how long they are there. I’m grateful because in some way, shape, or form the Lord decided that I needed them in my life either to help me grow or learn. The Lord is watching over each and every one of you so I only have one last piece of advice


 

Choose Faith over Fear

  • Choose to have Faith in Forgiveness instead of declaring yourself unworthy

  • Choose to have Faith in Yourself instead of finding ways to fit into the world’s view of who you should be

  • Choose to have Faith in people because you never know how much one person can change your life.


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