When Fear is Good {No Fear Devotional}

Over the last 5 months of Tuesdays we've looked at the various places where God commands His people, "Do not fear", and seen reason after reason why we as people of God have no need to be afraid. Precious promises: God is a shield to us. He sees us. The Lord will fight for us while... Continue Reading →

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What is Fear Costing Us?

There is no telling how much hurt and heartache the Christian Church has caused because we have feared man more than God. I don't want to be a part of that mess. The writer of Hebrews calls across the centuries, Let love of the brethren continue. Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body. Marriage is to be held in honor among all, and the marriage bed is to be undefiled; for fornicators and adulterers God will judge. 5 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” 6 so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:1-6)

The Opposite of Fear is…

A few years ago we made the decision to move from homeschooling our younger two sons and sent them to school, 3rd grade and kindergarten. This was a rough transition for both of them, but particularly (and understandably) for our 3rd grader. Like his mama, he was afraid of failing, of standing out, of doing... Continue Reading →

The One Thing that Helps Me Face Fear

Are worry, anxiety, and fear the same thing? I've never been a worrier, and hardly ever identify myself as anxious. But I've been afraid my whole life. I'm afraid of failure. I'm afraid of abandonment. I'm super afraid of rejection. I'm so afraid of embarrassment I don't enjoy movies or shows with embarrassing characters (See... Continue Reading →

When You Have to Make a Decision, and You’re Scared to Death

I worked full time in order to pay for my last few years of college, taking only 1-2 classes a semester, so I had a lot of time to decide what I wanted to do "when I grew up". About a year before my long awaited graduation my church created a job that was half... Continue Reading →

3 simple ways for People of Faith to Avoid “Bad News Fatigue” {No Fear Devotional}

As part of my ongoing efforts to live life less tethered to my phone, last month I turned the notifications off on the News application on my phone.  Fringe benefit: Nearly instantly my mornings felt more peaceful. I don't want to stick my head in the ground, but I also don't want Google or Apple... Continue Reading →

The Last One chosen for the Team and Other Childhood Trauma {No Fear Devotional}

From my distress I called upon the Lord; The Lord answered me and set me in a large place. The Lord is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me? The Lord is for me among those who help me; Therefore I will look with satisfaction on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the Lord Than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord Than to trust in princes.... Continue Reading →

Fear + Enemies

I'm determined to continue studying the Biblical command "Do not fear," but I've run into a road block. A mind block. Six books into the Bible (beginning with Joshua), and I'm only finding verses where the context of "do not fear" is enemies. Now the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear or be dismayed. Take all the people of war... Continue Reading →

Eating Obstacles for Breakfast (No Fear)

Our No Fear study this week continues the story of Moses and the Isrealites, who saw the Lord fight for them, while they had only to be still. After crossing the Red Sea and experiencing the deliverance of the Lord, the Hebrews were ready to enter the land God promised Abraham generations before. Standing at... Continue Reading →

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