July 8, 2016

Fear Not!

2 Timothy 1:7 (NLT) “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”

Hello Beautifuls,

This morning I dropped off two of my children at a meeting point to take a trip with a group from our church to New Jersey. As I drove away from the drop off point, I began to experience a fear of something tragic happening. I started to feel scared of something over which I have no control. I said to myself, “even if you were driving them, you’d have no control over someone hitting your car and causing an accident. You have to let go of this irrational fear!”

I pushed down my feelings (after I allowed a tear to fall) and went on to work. While at work, a dear relative of mine reached out to me to touch and agree with him in prayer about fighting a real fear that he is experiencing right now. I reached out to God and He immediately brought 2 Timothy 1:7 to my mind. I sent my relative the verse and encouraged him to hold on to the verse, keep seeking God, keep confiding in God and to keep praying to God. “Fear is not of God… Remember that your life is in His hands and that His will for your life is perfect.”

God had my relative reach out to me to remind me not to fear anything but to trust His will for my life. I do not face any situation alone; God is with me. Why should I fear? Romans 8:31 declares “If God is for us, who can ever be against us” (NLT). If we have an all-powerful God on our side, leading and guiding us, we should never be afraid. We can’t say we trust God then live in fear. Even when bad things happen, God is with us. We must be courageous and remember that He is on our side.

I challenge you today to let go of your fear.


Kelli Raí

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