DAY 30: REPLACE YOUR FEARS WITH FAITH
“And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.” 2 CORINTHIANS 1:10 (NLT)
Fear is a choice. God is watching over you. He knows everything you are going through, and he is not afraid of the outcome of any hardship or trial you are facing. If God is not afraid, you don’t have to be afraid either. Trust God, and don’t give into your fears.
When the Apostle Paul was facing certain death, he said “In fact, we expected to die. But as a result, we stopped relying on ourselves and learned to rely only on God, who raises the dead. And he did rescue us from mortal danger, and he will rescue us again. We have placed our confidence in him, and he will continue to rescue us.” (2 Corinthians 1:9-10 NLT). Paul had the right perspective. He made the right choice. He replaced his fears with faith.
God’s promise to believers is that, no matter what happens, “in all things God works for the good of those who love him.” (Romans 8:28 NIV). It doesn’t say all things are good, but that they are working together for good.
That means you can stop listening to your fears. There is no difficulty, dilemma, defeat, or disaster in your life that God cannot ultimately use for your good and for His glory. There is no need to fear the future.
Your fears reveal where you do not trust God. Today, make a list of your fears and ask God to help you identify why you have fear in those areas. Then ask him to help you replace your fears with faith.
WHAT DID YOU HEAR?
What did God say to you as you read today’s Scripture and devotion?
WHAT DO YOU THINK?
How does it apply to your life?
WHAT WILL YOU DO?
Don’t just be a hearer of the word. Be a doer of the word. (James 1:22)
NOW TALK TO GOD
This is where you turn your thoughts into prayer. It could be a prayer of gratitude or praise. It could be a prayer of confession or a request for God’s help. It’s up to you. Take a minute to write a prayer of response to what God said to you.