Fear Not

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One of the things I find easy to do as a Christian is to say I have faith but not actually live it out.  It is so simple for us to sing old hymns of the faith such as “To God be the glory” or “Through it all”, or contemporary Christian songs like “What Faith Can Do” by Kutless or “Steady My Heart” by Kari Jobe but not really take those steps of faith.

It is one thing to say we have faith but it is another for it to be lived out in our lives.  When we find difficulties coming our way what is our response?  Is our response to worry, to doubt, to fear, or is it to pray and trust God?  Maybe right now you are facing some tough situations in your life, maybe you don’t know how you are going to pay the electric bill this month, maybe you have just recently been laid off work and don’t know where money is going to come in next, maybe you have been stuck in a rut in your life and you just don’t know what to do next or maybe you do but you are too scared to take the next step.

I want to encourage you this day to not let fear rule your heart.  We are told in Isaiah 41:10, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”  If you say we worship a God that is loving, all-knowing, and all-powerful than will you trust that same God with your life?  Will you and I be willing to take steps in our lives that we know only God can guide us through?  Fear not.

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