Psalm 34:4 (NIV)
I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
Isaiah 41:10 (NIV)
So 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.
About two months ago I pulled a book off my bookshelf titled “What Women Fear” by author Angie Smith. I’m not sure if someone gave me the book, or if I purchased it, but for some reason it caught my eye and I was in need of a book to read.
This book caused me to stop and think about all the things we fear, or that keep us awake at night. The “Fear of the Unknown”, the “Fear of Rejection and Abandonment”, the “Fear of Being Found Out”, the “Fear of Failure”, the “Fear of Death”, the “Fear of Not Being Significant”, the “Fear of God’s Plan for My Life”, or the “Fear that God Isn’t Real”.
I have come to realize that Fear really is a liar.
It can steal our joy and keep us paralyzed from doing what God wants us to do. Our responsibility comes in stepping out in faith and relying on God’s help, and asking Him to give us the strength to overcome our fears.
“Only by putting my feet in the water” and trusting God to give me the strength to do the things He asks of me, would I be doing what I am today with Farm Girl Fresh. It has been an amazing journey! Has it been scary at times? Yes indeed! Has it brought me joy? Absolutely! His promises are true!
Here is a couple fun quotes I came across this week about facing our fears:
I have to keep facing the darkness. If I stand tall and face the thing I fear, I have a chance to conquer it. If I just keep dodging and hiding, it will conquer me. Mary Pope Osborne
With God, a mountain before me is soon to be a memory behind me. Craig D. Lounsbrough
The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Randy Pausch