Jordan For Jesus #033 "Trust in Jesus (All I Need Is Jesus)" (Thursday Series) by Jordan Elizabeth on 2014-11-13 10:18:20
In the Bible, God reminds us not to fear 365 times. F.e.a.r. stands for false evidence appearing real. Fear is really a lie. Do not believe fear! Fear comes from satan to keep people from everything God has called them to be and more. Fear holds a person back from experiencing all that God has for that person and more. Fear is one of satan's greatest weapons! Do not be deceived by it.
True courage is fearing God alone. When a person fears God alone, that person has nothing else to fear because fear does not exist in the presence of the most high God of heaven and earth. When you feel afraid, trust in the Lord and do it afraid. God will be with you, and trusting in Him will give you confidence, in Him, of this.
This is something I am currently learning to do myself. Fear is of the darkness, and it cannot exist in the light of God and the light of the truth of, His word, the Bible. The truth is that we have been made courageous because Jesus Christ, who is true courage, dwells within us.
"Therefore, we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength." (Philippians 4:13) God's word, the Bible, is a lamp unto our feet and a light unto our path. (Psalm 119:105) It is a light that guides us through this dark world. The Bible helps a person to see through the eyes of God.
Fear does not exist in you. Although satan wants to make you believe it is true, it isn't. Trust God with the truth and face your fears. All things are possible with God! (Matthew 19:26) Do not fear but have faith and trust in the Lord for He is faithful.
The sound must have been a maddening echo that haunted him at first, tormented by the rooster’s crow that mocked his empty proclamation of loyalty. For three days, his faith lay in the grave with the Savior’s body, darkened by the memory of his public desertion.
Slightly Obsessed #188: Freedom
He was shouting “Freedom” as he plowed his car at twenty-one miles an hour into the granite monument engraved with the Ten Commandments.
A video posted on the suspect’s Facebook page depicted the man in his car facing the monument as a women’s voice, presumably on a car radio, asked, “Where do you go when you’re faced with adversity and trials and challenges?”
Slightly Obsessed #187: He Reigns
Has a more beautiful declaration ever been written? Without that truth, we would have been forever lost to life. But because God had all authority firmly in His grasp, Satan had no chance of wresting the universe from Him. Because God reigns, Jesus could heal sickness, forgive sins, and conquer death. Because God is in control, evil was outwitted. Because He is Lord, there is power behind the words, “It is finished.”
Slightly Obsessed #186: When the Path Ahead Is Fearsome
The room was dark and shadowed, the only sound within its walls the rhythmic whoosh of the ventilator beside my son’s bed. I sat on an uncomfortable chair jammed into one corner of the room. In the faint light that fell from the window across the pages of the Bible I held, I tried to corral my stampeding fears long enough to find some comfort from God’s Word. Outside the door of his room, a cacophony of voices from the nurses’ station jarred our shattered nerves.
Slightly Obsessed #185: Clean
They were just turning down the lights in the sanctuary as I awkwardly slid into a seat near the back of the church. I was tired and soiled by the previous week. Life had been especially difficult, and I had not handled the pressure well. I felt completely unhinged spiritually and wholly unworthy to be in God’s presence. The worship team began with one of my favorite songs, and I hoped I didn’t look as vulnerable as I felt.
Slightly Obsessed #184: The Mark of Maturity
The infant finishes his bottle and smiles contentedly up at his mother. A trickle of milk courses down from the corner of his mouth. It’s a sweet scene because that’s what babies do. They are born with immature digestive systems and no teeth. Mother’s milk or formula are necessary for the child to survive and thrive. As they grow, their teeth begin to come in, their digestive abilities mature, and they can tolerate solid food.