Many times we go through difficulties, moments of tribulation and we are afraid! And fear is a natural human feeling. The big problem is from there: in what we do in the face of fear.
Have you been afraid? Have you let fear paralyze you, or have you taken advantage of that fear to grow? I would like to talk to you today about how to use fear to learn, grow, depend more on God and glorify Him more!
“When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”Psalms 56: 3
It is extremely common to be afraid and, unfortunately, it is also common to think that it is wrong to be afraid! Fear is a simple reaction of our mind and thoughts. It is normal to be afraid of something.
However, we need to use this fear to glorify God! But how? Use that fear to depend even more on the Lord. The moment we are afraid is the perfect time to look at ourselves and realize how small we are.
That way, when we notice that we are fragile and flawed, we realize that we need to run to the Lord and put all our strengths, expectations, thoughts, fears, dreams and desires into His hands! In the hands of the One who is Sovereign over all things.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”Isaiah 41:10
We need not fear or worry about what is happening, for the Lord is with us! Therefore, it is extremely necessary that we learn to depend on our God, so …
Depend on the Lord!
“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.”Isaiah 41:13
We need to learn to depend on the Lord, and, as was said before, fear is a great way to learn to depend on Him! Fear shows us who we really are and who we can really trust! The right attitude is to trust the Lord!
When we don’t depend on the Lord, our fear takes over and we are paralyzed, believing the lies that Satan tells us!
So don’t let fear cast you down, but use it to glorify God! Insecurity cannot keep us from God’s purpose for our lives! God bless you.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heartProverbs 3: 5-6
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.”
Grace and Peace.