Fear is a Liar
This past week we had over 100 kids age 3 years old - 5th grade here for our VBS “God’s Incredibles” where the kids learned from the stories of Daniel, Esther, and Jesus about being brave, courageous, and putting our faith in God. On Sunday Meghan Henninger our Children’s Ministry Director gave an awesome message on how growing in our faith helps us deal with our fears. Here are a few of my big take aways…
Don’t let fear, doubt, and worry keep you from taking courageous steps of faith. Whether it is the small challenges of everyday or the dreams God has place on our heart.
“God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love and self-discipline.” - 2 timothy 1:7
When you feel fearful, remember those moments from the past where God met me when you were fearful and He showed up in a BIG WAY. Sometimes the best way to deal with fear is to be reminded that we serve a faithful God who is constantly taking care of us. Truly He does have us and our lives in control and taken care of! If you read Matthew 6:25-34 Jesus reminds us that if we look at nature we are reminded that we don’t have to worry and He ends by saying this…
“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” – Matthew 6:33-34
To get past your fear you must give it to Him. When we hold onto our own fears it gives them power that they should never have. If we give our fears to God we will be reminded that our identity and future is found in Him, so we don’t have to worry because He will take care of us.
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” - Philippians 4:6-7
Friends remember that fear is a liar. May this week we choose to trust Him and know that whatever life throws our way…He’s got it! Let us be strong and courageous because we know that God is always with us always.