Faith Overcomes Fear

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“Even though I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger.  For you are with me; your and your staff-they comfort me.” Psalm 23:4 (CSB)
I just enjoyed a most uplifting stroll through the scriptures learning how faith overcomes fear.  It comes at the most apt time as  I was feeling a bit overwhelmed with life this morning when I sat down to my quiet time with God.
Life has a way of sneaking up on you while you’re making plans.  It is like having your back turned to a wave in the ocean, it knocks you down because you didn’t see it coming.  When we’re knocked down is when we are in the perfect position to receive His strength.
My source of strength is best accessed when I’m on my knees.  Knee-mail so to speak.  From my lips to God’s ears, He lifts me up and always places me back on my feet again.
I love what Isaiah 41:10 says:
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
    do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
    I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
No matter what you are facing today, God is holding your hand, tightly.  He is lifting you up.  He is helping you to stand.
There are over three hundred scriptures telling us to not be afraid.  The way to over come fear is with faith.  Beth Moore says in The Quest,  “Fear and faith cannot be roommates.  They will not coexist.  The one assigned authority automatically elbows the other off the space.  Fear can’t stand on a carpet of faith.”
If you want to overcome fear, replace it with faith.
How do you replace it with faith?  Apply God’s word to it.  Apply scriptures like these:
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”  Isaiah 41:13

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;  I have summoned you by name; you are mine.”  Isaiah 43:1

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9
“Do not tremble, do not be afraid. Did I not proclaim this and foretell it long ago? You are my witnesses. Is there any God besides me? No, there is no other Rock; I know not one.” Isaiah 44:8

Remember what these verses are telling you.  God is with you always.  He is holding your hand.  He is helping you.  He knows your name and you are His.  He is your Rock!
Evict fear from your life.  Give the space to Faith.  Whatever it is, God’s got this…always!

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