I struggled to write this message but I know you and I both need to hear it. I label it.
Don’t be Afraid.
Fear is an interesting thing.
Some people say it helps to prepare you and make you smarter and stronger.
Some people say FEAR stands for FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL.
Some say FEAR leads to worry, anxiety, and in some cases, paranoia.
I am not sure any of these definitions are the exact answer, but I do know this.
The best success book ever written, your Owner’s Operator’s manual, the Bible, says, “fear not” or some variant of “DO NOT BE AFRAID” 365 times. After almost every DO NOT BE AFRAID it is usually followed by an action of what GOD will do and/or a Promise of God.
The Bible doesn’t say there is nothing to be scared of in the world, that is not reality. There are plenty of things to be scared of. Some of you are going through some incredibly scary things right now. I don’t want to deny your pain, but I do want to ENCOURAGE you with a strong understanding that GOD IS FOR YOU!
I want you to understand that “God is your shield, your very great reward.” Genesis 15:1 That the battle you are fighting is not yours to fight alone. God sees your tears and hears your cries. Genesis 21:7. He will give you specific directions on when you need to battle and when you need to be just be STILL. Exodus 14:13-14
Friends, I truly believe that these promises are not just for the “SAVED CHRISTIANS.” I believe these promises are for ALL PEOPLE. When you let these PROMISES pour over you, when you PRAY these Promises over you, they will become WATER to your soul. You will not only be FED with en”COURAGE”ment, you will gain strength and fortitude like never before.
But don’t take my word for it. Go do your own study by putting in FEAR NOT or DO NOT BE AFRAID in this Bible search bar https://www.biblegateway.
com/. Pick some of your favorites and start saying them over your life and situation.
Tell me some that stand out to you. Share with me your favorites that en”COURAGE” you. Let me know what happens when you start “Speaking God’s LIFE over your life”
I will leave you with one of my favorite Words of en”Courage”ment.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
God Bless you friend;
Mary Starr Carter
The Total Wellness Doc and Mom
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