I struggle with fear.
One thing I have learned during my battle with it, is that it is insidious and relentless.
It steals my joy.
It clouds my thoughts.
I know what Scripture says about fear. I know that He has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and discipline. I need to stop looking at the waves crashing around me and walk in faith.
The battle rages on. I wrestle with what I know versus what I feel. Too often, I give my feelings the upper hand, and I find myself afraid…again. My mind reels, my feet begin to sink. I reach for His hand once again and cling to His words.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God [is] with you wherever you go." (Joshua 1:9, NKJV)
“And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:7, NASB)
“In God I have put my trust, I shall not be afraid. What can man do to me?” (Psalm 56:11, NASB)