Posted on June 3, 2015 by BecauseOfGrace
Does fear feel safer than trusting God?
The weird thing about being afraid for a long time is that you get comfortable with it.
And before long you start to believe fear itself keeps you safe and keeps bad things from happening. I felt like fear protected me. As long as I stayed vigilant, cautious, and wary, nothing bad would happen.
Instead of depending on God for protection, I held tight to something destructive.
The problem is, we let the bigness of grief and pain overwhelm the obvious: God loves.~Susie Davis, author of the book Unafraid
Photo by Anne McCrary, concept design by HTeague, inspired by this post from A Holy Experience
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Posted on September 1, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
Posted on July 24, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
How can you fill your life with more of God’s perfect love so that there is no room for fear? ~Rick Warren
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Posted on February 3, 2013 by BecauseOfGrace
Our enemies were trying to frighten us and to keep us from our work.
But I asked God to give me strength. ~Nehemiah 6:9
Lift up faithful prayers to God for the courage and determination to press on through fear and temptation. Our character is strengthened when we face our fears.
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Posted on June 7, 2012 by BecauseOfGrace
Thank you for the super kind comments and private emails as I struggled with the fear described in yesterday’s post.
In God’s synchronicity,also yesterday Renee Swope wrote about conquering the Bully of Doubt. I hope you can sneak a peak at her post because her talent for writing and expressing God’s truths is so clear and true.
Let the enemy’s condemnation lead us straight to Jesus. ~Renee Swope
The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.
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Posted on December 9, 2011 by BecauseOfGrace
Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom. ~Bertrand Russell
See also Bible Verses Regarding Fear
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Posted on November 16, 2011 by BecauseOfGrace
What if your fear itself is just a point of view?
What if you walked around to the other side of it and imagined what someone with more hope than you currently have might see? Or someone who isn’t religious or spiritual. Or who totally is. Someone who’s been through the fire and lived to tell the tale. Someone who’s been around the block of your particular fear and found a way to another route?
What would they say? What stories could they tell about you?
(No, really. Coming up with an actual answer to this can knock your socks right off.) Click here to receive the rest of this message from Kristen Noelle.
Bible Verses When Fearful
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