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Fear calls me to live a safe life, a life as protected as possible from failure, abandonment, rejection, embarrassment.  But a life without risk is also a life without adventure, connection, love, and freedom. I wasn't made for a safe life.

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…

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.…

There may not be any area in my life where I need to hear the Father's "Do not be afraid" more than in the context of loving my enemies and facing the violence in our world. Perhaps if I received the Father's "Do not fear", I'd be less likely to see people as my enemy. Perhaps I'd be more likely to look to God, who is my defense and help

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…

Are you facing challenges that make you feel like a grasshopper? Look to Joshua and Caleb and learn to eat those obstacles for breakfast. (No Fear Devotional from reemeyer.com)

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…