FEAR IS A REAL EMOTION...BUT WE DON'T NEED TO STAY THERE
by Ryan Gagne
If you're like me, a moment of fear can cripple our mind, our mental space, our hearts. It is not a fun feeling. If feels like your world is crashing in and you don't know where to turn next. Maybe you lie in bed at night trying to get some sleep, but those voices of fear replay over and over in your mind. Whether it's a fear of getting by paying your bills, a diagnosis you're trying to avoid, a marriage that is almost at the face of death, a political year that draws up so much emotion and asking "what's next"?
In those moments, I'm so thankful we have an exit ramp. We can turn to our Heavenly Father, who loves and cares for you and I and take our fears and turn them into HOPE. I find myself in a place at times where I need to press in deeper and ask God to hold me closer. HE is always faithful. As the scripture verse simply reminds us
"Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart and will find rest for you souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light." - Matthew 11:28-30
Not feeling adequate
IF YOU'RE ON OUR MAILING LIST, YOU'VE RECEIVED THIS CARD
There are 3 spaces where you can write in your 3 "fears" that God can help turn into HOPE. I've shared with you 3 of my own.
2.) Not Feeling Adequate
3.) Disappointing God
These are 3 areas where the enemy loves to breed his lies and deception in my mind and spirit at times. When I get in that place, I have to give it to God, pray and seek Him in His Word! It's AMAZING how His Holy Spirit shows up in those moments to provide peace, wisdom and a reminder He has me.
I would encourage you to write our your 3 fears and ask God to turn those fears into HOPE and JOY!
ACTION STEPS / REQUEST CARDS:
1.) Text me a pic of your card with your top 3 and i'd love to pray with you.