So many things in life creates be scared inside. Often we all that fear and the Bible says that God has not given us a spirit of fear.
DICTIONARY ~ FEAR
: to be afraid of (something or someone)
: to expect or worry about (something bad or unpleasant)
: to be afraid and worried
Hebrews 11: 1 ~
Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
I have heard it said, you can not have faith and fear at the same time. It is kinda like right and wrong. You must pick one and if we live by fear, we miss out on so much. Casting away our own thoughts about what is head and trusting God is bigger than our own thoughts. My example today is school. So many times I worried about the first day of school for many reasons. Will kids laugh at me for wearing certain clothes? Will kids be nice to me and what will my teacher be like? The night before the first day of school was sleepless nights and stomach pains. Even the first day of school many kids go scared.
I wasn't a kid who like the first day of school. I didn't know I could pray or seek God for peace. I learned that later in life, that Jesus takes us from being scared to peace. We can pray over kids and love them through being scared. It's not only the kids, but the parent or adult who takes them to school. You feel nervous for the kids who you know it's just hard. Maybe even the teacher feels a little nervous over the new beginning too. Let us remember that beings scared is normal, but we don't have to stay there. We have trust and share hope with each other.
Maybe it isn't school for you today, but you face scary results of test, a job interview or issue, needing money and the list goes on. We are human and human thoughts rush through our heads, but we still must face hard things in life.
2 Corinthians 10:5 King James Version
Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ
We have power to overcome thoughts. We can quote scriptures and share that with someone else. God is still a miracle worker of health, jobs, needs and even wants in our lives. I have seen miracles of health in lives. The doctor gives a negative report and God gives a positive one. Change happens and new beginnings happens my friends. Leaning to God for wisdom, understanding, courage, and all good things. Casting down those imagination or even real moments of life that are hard. Lifting up positive ones is a must in all areas of life. I've been through the worst times and I've been through good times. I have seen many great things and I choose to believe in faith and not fear.
NO FEAR ~
Say it and believe it. Yes, we face scary things, but we do it afraid. We become a stronger person and not a bitter person. Holding onto faith and not fear. Go today by faith and shout out what you need along with some praise right now. I thank you Jesus for a new day and I need your wisdom and courage to face this new day. It's okay to tell God about it and believe big!
On Sunday, our children's Pastor Stacy Marks, talked to the kids about facing a new school year. It was amazing and I saw little faces just listen to closely. One thing that sticks out in my mind was this: God knows where you are, what teacher you will have and we trust him in guiding our lives. Her voice was soft and gentle to little faces with opened ears. I thank God for people who care about children, give their times selfless and teach them gentle. Stacy is one amazing young person and her husband as well. They serve together with deep love for kids and adults. One life makes a difference, two is even greater and here we together caring about each other.
God, I don't know the circumstances of the readers of my blog, but you do. You know exactly what they need to face today and I pray courage and wisdom for them. I thank you for using my fingers to write, my soul to care and my mind to serve you. I pray for children and adults today facing fears. Let your amazing peace override any fear that grips their hearts today. PEACE beyond a human understanding can enter right now. Believing big and thanking you for new beginnings even if they are hard. Let us learn to rest in your plan, your will and your guidance on a daily bases. Help little kids today as they face going back to school, teachers, parents and grandparents. AMEN
My prayers continue for you, your family and friends!