I have lots of life challenges lately that make me want to just plain hide for a while. It's our nature to want to run from anything that might cause us trouble in the slightest.The opposite of faith is fear. If we give into fear it consumes us. Fear of a bad results, fear of rejection or fear of being hurt. The list could go on. You see if we have faith in God through these times we will get through them. Some will say I can never.... but they can if they have faith.
I'll never forget a story I heard about a young man going into the military. He loves the Lord with all his heart. He prayed about joining and finally got his answer to enlist. After much prayer he told the commanding officers he wanted to be up front in the battle. Most men and women wouldn't even think of doing this due to the fear of being killed. He said he believed in Jesus and that he knew the Lord would get him through his mission. God wanted him to fight for our country. He didnt want him to hide in the back and let everyone else go before him. He had pure faith.
Lately there is shootings in schools, theaters, malls and so on. Its hard not to fear. But, if we replace fear with faith and prayer. It takes all those bad thought out of our heads. Our God is greater than any problem or fear we might face. Just remember that.
1 John 4:4
Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
Day 29 Thank you Lord for teaching me to replace my fears with faith.
May God Bless you on your journey.