What is Faith over Fear?
Faith over fear means to me that no matter what situation I am facing, I know that I am not alone and I'm supposed to be in that moment. God is by my side, and He will get me through. That's the beauty of weathering storms with God in our boat...it doesn't mean we won't weather the storm; it means we won't weather the storm alone because God is with us. These difficult times allow us to learn and grow, and they allow us to trust that there is a greater plan which is in God's hands. Staying true to His Word and planting our mustard seeds of faith in scripture allows us to nourish our faith and watch it continously grow. And, when we are full of faith and God's Word & love, then we have no room for doubt or fear.
“We can make our plans, but the Lord determines our steps.”
How often do we get caught up in the day-to-day and lose sight of what’s really important for our eternal life? Don’t get me wrong…there is a LOT going on in the world today and we may find ourselves questioning the why behind some things. This can certainly bleed into our personal and professional lives, causing disruption to our normal routines. Keeping our eyes and focus on Jesus will help get us through our tough, confusing, and unknown times.
As I begin each day, it is so refreshing to take a few moments of solitude, meditation, and prayer to ensure that I’m allowing Jesus the opportunity to talk to me and provide guidance for that day. And, often times, my days don’t go nearly as I had planned, but I have the wonderful reassurance of a verse like Proverbs 16:9 to remind me that God is always in control. This allows me to take a moment to breathe when I encounter something that is different than what I had planned or some big crisis that I happen to be experiencing. Having my faith and focus on Jesus allows me to work through these difficult times and truly let Jesus “take the wheel.”
It can be overwhelming to think about our future and what our children and grandchildren will experience as they grow older. I can only hope that my legacy will be strong with them, so they know whole-heartedly my devotion and love for them as well as for Jesus Christ. And, that one day, we will be reunited in our glorious, heavenly home where we can praise God and enjoy all of His intended blessings…all while ensuring we’re keeping our earthly eyes on Jesus and understanding that God will not lead us to something that He won’t get us through. Our days may not go as we plan, but God knows what His plans are for us, and He will determine our steps that eventually lead us to be with Him in our eternal home.
May God Bless You,
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