Friday, July 1, 2011

The Opposite of Fear is Faith

Our potential for faith is limitless. We can not please God without faith. Paul says faith comes from listening the Good News of Christ. Faith is supernatural, a gift from God. Fear paralyzes us but faith gives us peace in our mind and body. Sometimes when tragic things happen to us as a child or adult there is a temptation to live in fear at a remembrance of something horrible that happened. But the Bible says;

" All things work together for good to them that love God." Romans 8:28

"Anything is possible if you have faith." Mark 9:23

We can come to Christ just as we are, bringing him all of our doubts, fears and failures. Long ago He chose to love us.

"To bind up the broken hearted,
to proclaim liberty the captives..
To comfort all that mourn..
To give unto them
Beauty for ashes,
The oil of joy for mourning,
The garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness,
that they may be called oaks of righteousness,
( lofty strong, and magnificant, distinguished for uprightneous, justice, and right standing with God amplified version)
planted of the Lord, that God may be glorified."
Isaih 61:1-3

The Bible says the very hairs of our head are numbered. It shows how much He cares for us and knows us intimately.

When worry starts to sneak in, use your mind to believe in God's promises completely. It's a confession of faith to admit the depths of His Love for us.

Paul knew how important what we think is because he said in Phil 4:8
Concentrate our thinking on truth, goodness, pure and lovely things, fine and good traits in others, praise and gratefulness to God. It is a reminder not to complain but live in praise.

Oh God, help me not to live in fear, but let my mind ponder on your healing powers of love so I may show love to others.

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