Before you begin... - Fear vs. Faith

We are thrilled you are joining us and many others on a weekly journey to combat our fear and embrace faith in God.

We are all facing trials of various kinds. Whether its turbulence in your retirement account, a scary health diagnosis, the spread of viruses, job loss, or some other scary situation, God knows we will have to choose fear or faith. God wants us to embrace faith and reject fear. But how? We'll show you over the next 30 days.

What to expect.
Each week we'll provide a 1-2 minute video that talks about real battles with fear, colorful stories, and, of course, God's Word. Included each week is the text in context with Bible reading. Then you will have a chance to both reflect and respond to the video and the text.

We at Back to the Bible want to move you closer to Jesus today than you were yesterday. We believe that "Faith vs. Fear" will do just that.

Before you begin.
Be honest with yourself and God about your fears, worries, and doubts. God sees it all, and He knows your heart. No problem is too big for God to handle. So come prepared to interact with your fears and strengthen your faith through God's Word.

Each week share your comments below. We'd also love to interact with you.

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Hi Pastor Nat, I really don't know where the fear (terror, horror, alarm...) came from. I mean I am sure it was deep rooted and present for a very long time before it showed up in my day to day. I was diagnosed with Major depression, panic, generalized anxiety disorder and borderline agoraphobia at 15. I never really had much trouble with any of it though. Then I married an extremely violent and very brutal man when I was 17. He turned out to be a true psychopath. He called me the devil, said Christian mean had to stop being brought low by women and that they (Christian men) were supposed to be killing the demons walking around. (Yes, he went to the church of 'psychos are us' as well. They read the Bible backward from back to front because that was the direction the sun set (or something). Anyway, he went to prison after he cost me almost every shred of sanity I had and is still there. Not for the same thing and he was out for a month I think at one point. When I left, that was that, I thought. Nowhere to go but up. I ended up back in a therapist's office and he added to my list of things wrong PTSD and said that all the things I had discussed, were exactly like war. Then my oldest son went to prison because he pled guilty to murder and took a 30-year sentence after sitting in solitary for over a year because he was fifteen when he was arrested and seventeen for the trial but still too young to be in the population. I wasn't aware of it, but I was pregnant (remarried 13 years ago and we have a 6-year-old who was 4 when my other son went to prison.) at the time and the stress from him going to prison, having a bad attorney and all of that caused us to lose that baby. It was right around that time that I had started telling my husband that I thought there was some spiritual battle happening over, around, or IN me. I was absolutely stunned by my own capability to be furious in .2 flat. It was a heavy feeling all over and it never went away. I don't know if you or someone else has prayed for me over the last week and a half, but if it was you or someone you may have asked to pray, please do it again! I feel much better. Even my husband noticed it and my son and he's only 6! I just started feeling lighter about two or two and a half weeks ago. Still afraid God is going to take my husband or son away. I don't know why I think that, I know it's unreasonable and not in line with Who God is, but it's almost like I think he's going to punish me that way. Sorry, this is so long, but I didn't know where to start or leave off to make sense.
Hey Beth. I am glad you're here. I hope this series helps you navigate each day. You have named some very specific and personal fears. What drives those fears? How has your understanding of God developed? I'd love to help you walk through this. Reading the Bible can be intimidating, but it truly is freeing. I will pray for you, your prayers, and your growth! Please share any questions and thoughts. I'm here to help!
This title caught me instantly. FEAR vs. Faith... I have been a Christian for many years and never doubted that I had that 'get to see God's face faith' as my Daddy called it. But over the last couple of years I have become a completely different person. I'm sad all the time, angry a lot, and terrified that God is going to take my husband and my son away from me and leave me here by myself. Why would I go from God the Father, MY Father, to God the destroyer of families? I am miserable with the thought process. I'm afraid to read the Bible, or pray, or tell people close to me about this weirdness going on in my spirit.
Angela, I am glad you are here. We are all facing fearful situations. Worry can creep in when we least expect it (and desire it). I pray this series is helpful and you are moved closer to our God and King!
As a quadriplegic 36 yr old mother to one almost 15 yr old who I get every other weekend, there are so many times I have been struggling with my faith because of my fear & I didn't realize this is exactly what it is until I saw the title of this & started reading about it. Despite my run-on sentences, I am glad and grateful to have joined this in strong hopes to strengthen my faith and embrace all the fears I've been experiencing lately.
Thank you for the opportunity to study fear vs faith with you. I look forward to it. God bless you
So looking forward in this devo
Sister or brother let me say this if You Love, accept The Lord Jesus Christ into your heart. Nothing can ever take or separate His True Love for You! We are all sinners, it is in that sin we must confess and give it to Jesus for He already knows those sins. Hold steadfast to His Promises to never forsaken nor leave You. Not at any time that pain you feel, feel it know that Jesus is feeling it with you as He holds You in His Loving forgiving arms. We will all one day go Home but that is up to Jesus when we do, not before. We will see our love ones again I believe this with all my heart. There will be a New Heaven and Earth one day. Untill that time we are here for You! Prior to us God is with you pick up His Only Holly Love story to His children, there you will find fear will never get you down for God's wrath will destroy that fear on His Will. Stand tall head up hands up and tell the Lord everything then surrender it all to Him. Praise His Holly Mighty name. May God Bless You and Keep You Always.
I'm excited to start this plan!
I’m excited to dive into this Plan, which will shake my foundation. Amen.
New Beginning ~ Praise the Lord ...!!!
Please help me meet the one I love in Heaven after a lifetime of sinning. I see different now. I constantly try to refocus my mind on everything that matters that Jesus especially has been trying to tell me but I still don’t feel like I’ll accepted into Heaven. I want to go home soon to be those I love and those I don’t even know if are there watching me. Could you help please
I totally agree to walk with Jesús in a real and sincere way, connected directly to his heart. I Lay my thoughts of fears, uncertainty, angers and complaints at his feet and i take up my Journey with fortitude.
One more tool to have on board so that I can grow closer to my Heavenly Father!!!! Thank you
I’m looking forward to this new bible plan!
I look forward to the videos.
Well said and amen !