a liar

The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1

Fear is a liar.

It wants us to believe that we are subject to its power. It creeps slowly into the best part of our lives and crushes joy with its relentless fist. It often comes without invitation or warning, making its mark on our decisions and in our relationships.

The opposite of fear is courage.

Our courage comes from the confidence that God will not forsake us. He goes to battle on our behalf. He does not leave us defenseless or weak. In him we no longer have anything to fear. This courage allows us to be brave, face oppressive powers, and be victorious. Courage breathes life into the hidden places within us that are stagnant. Courage defeats fear. When we trust the Lord with all our hearts and use courage as a weapon, fear has to flee.

God, in you I have nothing to be afraid of. Let your courage wash away any fear in my life. May I be brave and strong because of my confidence and security in you.

Is it any wonder then that one of the bravest, most courageous things we can do as children of God, is simply to believe Him at his word. He takes great delight when his children trust that all his promises are good and true.

Whatever you ask in my name, I will do it, that the Father may be glorified in the Son; if you ask anything in my name, I will do it.” John 14:13-14

Therefore….

“Lord! I will trust you and, by faith, ask great things in your name.”

hugs n’ blessings for all those seeking answered prayers.

“…and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

John8:32

4 thoughts on “a liar

  1. Dawn Marie, I need your prayers. I am beginning to note fear in me stemming from this covid thing. I find I’m breaking off from my g-grands because they have been exposed. I have always prayed that I can influence my young ones and now I’m not seeing them because of that fear. I know it is not from God.

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    1. Of course, Oneta! I have been praying since receiving your request & apologize for the delayed reply. COVID-19 has the devil’s finger-prints all over it, for certain! I know many who are struggling with the fear he has sub-planted, in this same regard. Here is what has helped me in my own “waves of anxiety”….. “What exactly AM I afraid of? Getting sick? Suffering? Dying?” When I have broken these questions apart I always (eventually) recognize would ANY of those be the worst thing if I embraced the Trust He offers to me??? If I get sick – I shall get better. If I suffer – He shall use it for His greater good. If I die – could there be ANYTHING BETTER than to be standing at His side?

      He calls us to be courageous in each battle He has allowed in our lives…I’m trying to see the pandemic as merely that – another personal “pop-quiz” from God in the lesson of Trust. May some of what I shared today bring a little peace to your heart & please remember you are never alone through it all…..

      Hugs & blessings sent to you in a very special way today! (Along with an assurance of continued prayer.😘)

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  2. A-men and A-men. The Liar was Defeated at Calvary. The TRUTH sets us “free”. JESUS is THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE. Once I wrestled with this but now circumstances and life have proven to me that in His PERSON alone is TRUTH. We who follow Him are loved dearly. LIVE!

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