Fear rules my life alot! From the big decisions, right down to the little ones. Lately, I've been placed in certain situations that have shown me just how run by fear I really am. I keep asking myself how I got to this place, someone so confident, has a relationship with the Lord...yet FEARS and DOUBTS everything! I'm guilty of not trying things if I'm not 100% confident that I will succeed at them. But then that's like a double sin because I'm making myself my source of strength, and not God, on top of the fear and doubt....UGH!
Scriptures on Fear:
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.
Genesis 26:24 I am the God of your father Abraham; do not fear, for I am with you.
...and my personal fave:
Mark 4:40 But He said to them, "Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?
It feels so good to go to the Word when I'm needing direction. I've said it many times before, but I seriously don't know what I would do without my relationship with Christ. So, if you're the praying type...mention my name will you?! I'd really appreciate it!