My husband says I'm scary sometimes. He brings up my Viking heritage but he's only kidding (I think).
But if you know me or you've read Heart Choices for any length of time, you know that I struggle at times with fear. I tend to prefer my comfort zone.
But life isn't always predictable.
As I've gone through a long season of changes, the Lord has been teaching me important lessons.
Isaiah 41:10 is laminated and sitting right in front of me at my computer screen:
"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."God knows the beginning from the end. He knows all the details of my life. Nothing takes Him by surprise.
On my own, I may become fearful.
So how do I live without fear?
- I remember what God's Word says.
- I choose to believe God's Word.
- I don't allow my emotions to control me.
- When I stumble, I run back to His open arms of love and forgiveness.
- I remind myself that He is always with me.
I'm jamming today with Bonnie of Faith Barista on the topic of fearless. Bonnie is in the midst of writing a book. I look forward to reading it after it's published. If you've come to know Bonnie through her blog, I encourage you to pray for her as the date for her manuscript submission is fast approaching.
Blessings and love,