Fear: Fighting The Giant

I’m certain that I can’t be alone in facing a great deal of fear and trials, and how it seems to be on a regular basis. Struggling with finances, staying on track, health issues, normal home stuff, stress in my marriage – they all seem impossible to handle at times. And I overthink things..worrying, doubting.

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First of all, wouldn’t it be nice to have a natural faith, and confidence, like children show? Rather than facing fears and taking control of worrying however, I typically try to cover it up, and pray it’ll just go away.

I also get these feelings like, I’m completely alone. It’s just another thing that scares me.

The truth is, trials won’t simply disappear. Usually, they’ll linger and keep getting bigger when I try to ignore them. I don’t have to divert my attention, however! It isn’t necessary.

What I must do is go win the battle! God will reassure me of this, when I’ve got doubts. When I begin to lose faith, He goes and doubles it.

Furthermore, there’s no fight that’s too big or small for Him. I can pour my heart out to Him, because He always listens.

This, too, shall pass. I just need to be ready to fight, right there alongside my God! Together, we’ll beat any giant..together, we can overcome fears.

Fear
I refuse to let fear eat me alive anymore.

Fear vs. Strength

Finally, be strong in the Lord, and in His mighty strength. Ephesians 6:10

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Discipline, Integrity And Hope

The best lessons for building our integrity are learned from the trials that we go through. I’ve had to face my share of difficulties; and I suppose it’s a necessary part to the whole life experience. Building our integrity, through discipline, brings hope.

Part of the growing process that comes from these difficulties, is having to work our way through them. At first, it seems like a hopeless task. And we certainly don’t get through it independently! But for the grace of God.

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All these things, as true as they are, still don’t make what I’m going to say next, less bittersweet. I’m not doing my kids any favors – in fact, I could end up stunting their growth – when I attempt to play Supermom and rescue them. As human beings we’re prone to making mistakes, and we have to learn from them.

“But that’s my job – It’s my purpose!” Yes, I know that’s what we train ourselves to believe, but we cannot be more wrong. I don’t allow them the gift of seeing they can overcome their hardships without Mommy taking over. They’ll never have an opportunity to see that they don’t have to fear failure. Messing up isn’t something to be afraid of; it just provides an opportunity to keep trying.

AND THIS HOPE WILL NOT LEAD TO DISAPPOINTMENT. FOR WE KNOW HOW DEARLY GOD LOVES US, BECAUSE HE HAS GIVEN US THE HOLY SPIRIT TO FILL OUR HEARTS WITH HIS LOVE. ROMANS 5:5 NLT

A Habit Of Hope

Hope requires some practicing. Once it has become a habit, it’s possible to attain true joy. While they shouldn’t always be reliant on me to get them through difficulties, they will always have a guide in God. That IS His purpose!

He’ll never let them down, because He loves them and will continue filling their hearts with His love.