Welcome to 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? Subscribe below and we'll show you over the next 30 days.

Day 4 - What to do with Fear? - Fear vs. Faith

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Text in Context:
Read Psalm 56 & 1 Samuel 21:10-15.

Reflect: Where do you see David’s despair in this Psalm? What’s happening to David? What does it mean that God “records your tears?” What does it mean to trust God in fearful circumstances?

Respond: Does being afraid lead you to trust God more or less? Do you feel like you can openly go to God with your fears? Your sadness? Your anger?

Prayer: Father, you are my Father. Therefore, I know you are there for me. Help me to know this. Help me to feel this. Please turn my fear into faith. Amen.

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4 months ago
Please pray for my sister who has been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. Instead of fear, I pray for more trust and faith in God who is the great physician. Thank you.
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4 months ago
Thank you Pastor Nat for your prayers and encouraging words. Yes, God can do all things. My sister is going to have bone marrow biopsy on coming Monday and entire body MRI eventually. She has a positive outlook and we all are praying for her. Please continue to pray for her. Thank you again.
4 months ago
Oh Natasha. That is so hard. I am so sorry. My son battled cancer. Now he is healed. My youngest son was diagnosed with epilepsy and then healed. God is the great physician and healer. He uses His power and the tools available today. I pray for healing and peace through the trial. Keep us posted. We will continue to pray!
5 months ago
Dear God please help me be content with the situation I am currently in now. Both work life and personal life.

I'm falling apart.I can't seem to let go of my anxiety. I'm so broken... I'm exhausted from all the worry. Please strengthen me so that I can just be content with how I am.

I know you understand what I'm going through, and for that I am thankful. I'm just so tired. I'm trying to take your yoke and learn from you for you are meek and humble of heart. Your yoke is easy, your burden is light.

Please help me with this. Show me how to do what I'm asking. Hear my cries of pain, suffering. Let me know you are near and are working in the background for my behalf. Help me to trust you. Please, please, please, please..
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5 months ago ( updated 5 months ago )
Carolyn, you are doing the right thing by turning to God in this time. James said "Draw near to God and He will draw near to you." When life gets overwhelming, I think of Daniel and the Lion's Den. Below is a photo that I have in my office. It's Daniel surrounded by the Lions, but he's focused on God. The lions are real. The problems are real. And God is there through it all. The pain is hard. The anxiety is there. But God is there as well. He may not deliver us from the trials, but He will deliver us through them! I am praying for you, friend!
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a year ago
When I think about God recording my tears it reminds me of a book I once read called "God's Most Precious Jewels are Crystallized Tears" It was given to me during a time of loss. The book is a collection of stories about women who had gone through pain sorrow and hardship . Once they trusted God with their pain, He turned the pain into Joy. Each tear we shed is a precious jewel to Him. Once we give our troubles over to Him, He will turn them into blessings. God does not waste pain. We do when we don't run to Him.
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8 months ago
Sounds like a powerful book! God truly does care!
a year ago
Question, If you have fear does that mean that you don't have Faith in God ?
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8 months ago
I don't think so. I may see a rattlesnake a foot away. I'd better be afraid of that reality, but I can also exercise faith to move away from it and be safe in the midst of it. Great question!
a year ago
No, it just shows that you are human. David had times of fear but He was described as a man after God's own heart. Our emotions are going to surface from time to time and this can make us doubt our relationship with God is true. But God reminds us He is always true and never changes and He loves us.