Fear vs Freedom – Make me pure Lord

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:

  1. Ask God for help!
  2. 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.

Romans 8

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