For most of my life, my biggest fear was failure.
I’m thankful that today when I am presented with the temptation to fear I can always turn to God. I used to get really discouraged and fall into deep periods of depression because I didn’t understand the difference between being tempted and rejecting a thought vs. falling into unbelief by accepting the thought. As a matter of fact, the first time someone tried to explain it to me, I didn’t listen and remained stuck in my mud of unbelief.
A secret that really works for me:
- Ask God for help!
- Accept God’s help!
My confidence in God as my loving Father grows each time I repeat what He has promised!
I’ve also found that the only thing holding me back is my unbelief.
Perfect example, last week I memorized:
I will make an everlasting covenant with them that I will not turn away from them, to do them good; and I will put the fear of Me in their hearts so that they will not turn away from Me. Jeremiah 32:40
Even if I knew nothing else about God, I wouldn’t need anything else if I actually just believed that promise.
Praise God we have nothing to fear!
For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!” Romans 8:15
It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1
Jesus said to him, “‘If You can?’ All things are possible to him who believes.” Immediately the boy’s father cried out and said, “I do believe; help my unbelief.” Mark 9:23-24
Behind the Lyrics:
Behind these lyrics are the prayers God has already answered. I know He will do what He said He will do.
Breathe on me, Breath of God, until my heart is pure, until my will is one with Yours, to do and to endure. – Edwin Hatch