Fear of the Future

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Morning all! Ps 49.5 says “Why should I fear when trouble comes, when enemies surround me?”

Fear of the future is a real thing. As Christians, we know that we should look forward to tomorrow and believe God’s promise of a brighter future. Yet, sometimes, the thought of what hasn’t (yet) happened is scarier than what could. We all have areas where we’re trusting God to come through for us; but as the months and years pass, it’s tempting to give up hope that our situation will ever change. The worst kind of fear is the fear that makes us think that where we are is where we’ll always be. This type of fear plays havoc with our hearts, and if we’re not careful, can completely consume us. It blurs our vision and makes us highly susceptible to the lies the devil works so hard to plant in our minds. It’s also the type of fear God has given us the power to overcome. Like the Psalmist, we need to be convinced that irrespective of the challenges we face or people’s opinions of our situation, we have absolutely nothing to fear. Our confidence in God isn’t based on what we see but entirely on who we know Him to be. God is forever faithful and works miracles that extend far beyond our imagination. It’s time to silence our doubts and put our faith into action. As we start the newest quarter of 2018, let’s be intentional about how we think of our futures as we proclaim that we will surely see God’s goodness in the land of the living.

Happy Wednesday! 😊

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