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 pain takes us down and drives us to our knees. We long for relief, for a way out. But in the secret place of suffering, we discover that pain is our friend.
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My world had just fallen into a pit. We had a young daughter, four other children, and no insurance. I was so sick that I didn’t even know if I could get to the doctor for tests. Despair rolled over us in waves.
Then God spoke.
Slightly Obsessed #227: Release the Beautiful
As we smiled at the people we met on our walk I wondered at the social custom that requires face-to-face congeniality on a bike path among strangers who would soon be in our respective cars fighting over a lane change. It’s easier to be mad at people when we can’t see their faces.
Slightly Obsessed #226: Triune
In its most basic element, our very existence mirrors His Godhead in trinity. Each person enters time and space as three: body, soul, and spirit.
Slightly Obsessed #225: Why Lightning Doesn't Strike the Wicked
The popular radio host was on a rampage, vehemently damning God. He crowned the diatribe by flinging a challenge at God to strike him down at that very moment. He smugly interpreted heaven's silence as proof that there is no God. But what was really happening?
Slightly Obsessed #224: When the Pressure Feels Too Great
The fig I found in a local big box store had already been trimmed into a lovely miniature tree with an unusual trunk. Little did I understand what it takes to train a plant into a bonsai, and what that process would teach me about God.