What happens when you know you have to do something
but you procrastinate
is so great
becomes your best friend
in the wee hours of the night...
the sun rises
FEAR & ANXIETY
begin to subside
as the clock ticks
and night starts to come
you don't want to do what you know what you have to do.
It could be making a call to the doctor~
but you don't want to hear what you know you are going to hear.
It could be confronting a loved one~
but you don't want to hear what you know what you are going to hear.
It could be just stopping and being still~
but you don't want to hear what you know you are going to hear
what is in your
that is keeping you up at night.
no matter what,
it isn't going away.
Is fear and anxiety keeping you from facing
a something or a someone
that you don't want to face?
So what do you do when
FEAR & ANXIETY
become your best friends?
DO NOT BE AFRAID
at least 365 times in the Bible.
Him to say
He knows what we feel
that is why
He says it
and its companion of
you & I are able to
face what we don't want to face
He can bring
Put You in His Story~
in Joshua's story.
The book of Joshua begins with God commissioning Joshua as Moses’ successor.
as they are to enter the promised land,
without their leader, Moses.
to not be afraid,
to not be terrified,
to not be discouraged.
Face FEAR in it's Face~
to look at turbulent waters ahead of you that you have to cross.
It sounds crazy
as you have to face
in order for it to be removed.
but we are told many times,
just as Joshua was
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.
Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged,
for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9
to face the
to do it afraid
God is with you.
So what difference does it make if God is with me
in the midst of the
that is so paralyzing
is kicking in to relieve the pressure~
is what I have asked myself a gazillion times
what I am hearing
who are right now
to face what they know that they have to face
but are instead
FEAR of Loneliness
you are Not Alone.
FEAR of Rejection
you are Accepted.
FEAR of Shame
you are Forgiven.
But when you
right in the face
you are released
is all that you need
to face what you don't want to face when you don't want to face it.
Easier said then done,
but just try it
PUT HIM IN YOUR STORY
do it afraid
God gave us not a spirit of fearfulness; but of power and love and discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7
do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
the Lord is
my light and my salvation--whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life--
of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1
and of what should I be afraid of?
Oh the gift of
STRENGTH & COURAGE
face what you don't want to face
that transcends all understanding
guard your precious heart
who is the
Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives.
Do not let your hearts be troubled and
DO NOT BE AFRAID. John 14:27
FEAR & ANXIETY
from your story
PUTTING PEACE IN YOUR STORY
so that you are