Another check up. My voice is not cooperating. I can’t work again so i need to line up and wait for so long to be able to ask the doctor what is really happening inside my throat and to be honest it’s hard…I feel so depress…I cried during waiting.I want to be okay as in NOW. I have fear...but i know this fear is not from God. So i need to be strong. I need to be brave. But I can’t do this on my own strength. I need the power and grace of God to believe and cultivate this faith in my heart that God is with me on this.
But guess what if we are a fearful person, we have the potential to be a person of great faith!
Fear and faith aren’t opposites. Fear is actually a catalyst for greater faith. While fear is the belief that bad things are going to happen, faith is believing that “neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.(Romans 8:38-39)
God's perfect love drives out fear. (1 John 4:18) Faith is confidence in God’s love, a love that offers security and connection. The good news is, even when we don’t feel like we have faith, God is faithful.
We build our faith by remembering God’s faithfulness in the past. We all have stories of times where we know God took care of us. Focus on those moments, rather than all that could go wrong.
We also build our faith by moving forward, in spite of our fear. Sometimes we have to "just do it", even while we're still afraid trusting that God will care for us.
Acknowledge we’re afraid and then remember a time in the past when God came through for us in that specific area.
Focus on God's faithfulness! God didn’t bring us this far to abandon us or forget us. He’s still with us. He still has an amazing plan for our life. So be courageous, and hold onto the faith we have in His goodness.