It's amazing how fear creeps into our lives and prevents us from responding to the voice of the Lord when He calls. It made me think of all the times before I was saved and heard the Lords calling and how I said "no" to Him because I thought I had to clean up my act before I could come to be a usable Christian. Of course it was the fear and shame of hearing what the Lord thought of all my sinful ways, and then of course sharing those indiscretions with a fellow Christian.Little did I know that the body of Christ was made up of the hurt, broken and sinful, no different than myself.Fear separates us from the Love of God, but persevering through the fear draws us into the presence of the Lord and into His loving arms.Even now, 11 years in the faith, I still have my fears and hesitations, but Word of the Lord reminds me:For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Tim 1:7 (NKJV)
I love the promises and hide them in my heart and whisper them when the fear begins to overwhelm me: He helps me, strengthens me, upholds me with His righteous right hand, and will hold my right hand, giving me power, love, and a sound mind
How will you persevere through your fears? (encourage others & share how you conquer your fears)
God Bless your day today and Fear not, for the Lord is with you!
Julia Tellierwww.juliatellier.etsy.comJT Designs
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