Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Gripped by Fear [+] Wednesday E-Devotion

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

Our nation seems to be gripped by fear at this moment.  The economy, politics, the weather and so much more going in all kinds of negative directions.  It is time for those of faith to stand up and speak up and share what God says.

No, I do not have an answer about fixing the economy, but God does.  That means we need to pray for those in places of influence.  Pray for them to have wisdom.  Pray for leaders in industry to have peace and direction.  Pray for the church, God's people to share the hope that comes from knowing God.  No magic answers, but we have a great and awesome God.

Psalm 143:4 (nlt) --- I am losing all hope;I am paralyzed with fear.

That is what the world says when it has nothing to hold on to.  What happens when we turn toward God and His truth?

Psalm 49:5 (nlt) --- Why should I fear when trouble comes,when enemies surround me?

Psalm 112:8 (nlt) --- They are confident and fearless and can face their foes triumphantly.

When we get what God gets and trust the way God wants, we will deal with our situations much different.  I pray we will live with faith overcoming fear and lead others to see God because we know His peace.

Proverbs 3:5-6  (nlt) --- Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding.  Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take.

Proverbs 3:24 (nlt) --- You can go to bed without fear; you will lie down and sleep soundly

Finally, I have had the honor of hearing Dave Ramsey a couple times.  I encourage you to click here and read what Dave has to say about the crisis our nation is in.  (whether you like Dave Ramsey or not; we need to have some faith answers to the questions being asked around us.  Don't keep your head in the sand and let worry attack and hold your life!)

It is time to live by faith and push fear away.  Lets pray for those who have influence and lead people to experience God!

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