Monday, November 3, 2014

Facing Your Fear

God speaks to me so much more than I'm usually willing to listen, but this past week, He's really gotten in my face. And I love Him for it.

Tomorrow we go, once again, to the prenatal specialist. Baby girl will have an echo cardiogram on her heart, and after all the bad, horrible, and worse news we've received, I simply don't want to go. As of last week, I was ready to cancel my appointment because living in denial has gotten so much easier than living in reality.

But then the same Bible verse started continually showing up - in Youth with Rhyan, multiple days in my Bible study, on my Bible app, leafing through the scriptures - when I would least expect it, it would be before my eyes. 

"For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Tim 1:7

"Spirit of fear". Fear is a spirit. And if it's not from God, then it's from Satan.

1 John 4:18 says that perfect love, God's love, drives out all fear.

God has the power to bind the spirit of fear and throw it to the ends of the earth. Praise God! He's stronger than our fears.

So, I kept my appointment, trusting that tomorrow, fear will be conquered in the midst of the machines, the specialists, and the results, by my God, my Protector.

If you're facing your own fear today, know that you didn't read this on accident. God's your Protector, too. And He just got in your face.

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