Monday, November 16, 2020

Fear Doesn't Win


Year 8-Day 321: Today, I’m grateful when fear doesn't win. 

There is a great song out right now called "Fear Is A Liar" by Zach Williams. Look at these lyrics:

"Fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
Cause fear he is a liar"

The chorus lyrics are powerful. Find the song on YouTube and take a listen. Goods stuff. Lies fuel fear. Often, our fears are worse than the actual thing or event we fear. 

Bob Goff sums it up well. It doesn't:

"Fear always looks like its going to win - right up until it doesn't." -Bob Goff 

Faith and trust are a powerful combination. When any situation seems wrong or upside down, I am reminded to turn to the scriptures for direction, help and hope. Fear may look like it will win, but it doesn't. 

"Open my eyes to see the wonderful truths in your instructions." -Psalm 119:18

Tomorrow's troubles haven't really arrived. They may never arrive. Pause, pray and manage today's trials. 

"“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today." - Matthew 6:34

Fear doesn't fix tomorrow. It sucks the joy and strength out of today. Most of the things we fear, never happen. Wasted worries whittle away at our souls. 

Remember the lesson in the manna from heaven?  God provided the manna every day while Israel wandered in the desert? He wanted them to wholeheartedly trust His provision, holding nothing back. He wanted them to take one day at a time. 

Do we trust His provision, His hand and His heart? We can.  

Today, I’m grateful when fear doesn't win. 

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