There’s an acrostic for fear that goes like this.
God doesn’t want us to run from fear but to be strong and courageous. He wants us to experience life abundantly! And yet, I’ve always found it interesting how the concept of playing it safe makes people choose to be miserable over being happy.
To have a life that you love requires some type of risk taking. You must learn to step out of your comfort zone and confront your fears. When I took a lean on faith, confronted my fears and trusted in God’s provision, a new life began to emerge based not on what I felt or feared, but what I believed. I believed God.
I know what you’re thinking. It’s easier to say we believe than it is to actually do it. So often we trust God in the abstract. Yes, he is a trustworthy God. Yes, he can save sinners in general. Yes, he will work it all out, generally speaking, for my good. But when the rubber meets the road, how do we take that first step of faith? What’s holding us back? Why do we give our cares to God and then retrieve them?
These are the question I address in today’s video. Happy Viewing!
Our Challenge: I am not God. I need God. Today, I will trust God with one specific care.
Discussion Question: We will go to any extent to avoid pain than we are to gain pleasure. What pain are you hoping to avoid? Can you give that pain to God today?