Welcome Encouragement for Today friends! I am so glad you are here! In my devotion today I shared one of the many ways I have learned to process my worries and fear, and how God used my own struggles to help my son overcome his.
And I also wanted to share a printable to download and keep for those days when you and your loved ones feel afraid.
CLICK HERE to download my “Fear Not For I am With You” FREE printable.
These verses have been woven into countless conversations I’ve had with Jesus about my fears and worries, and my kids’ too. I love these scriptures because the first one includes God’s words speaking to me, and the second one is phrased as my declaration and prayer back to Him.
There is nothing more powerful than our hearts hearing our lips proclaim our trust in God’s truth. Again and again.
I pray this printable is a blessing today as you let it lead your anxious thoughts to Jesus!! Hold those worries in your hands and ask: Is this what Jesus would say to me?
If fear is saying something to your heart that Jesus would not say to you – then the answer is NO! And YOU GET TO DECDE that it doesn’t get to stay! I’m praying for each of you who stop by today!
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Worry and fear do hinder my decision making – especially those big decisions. I am constantly asking myself, “Am I doing this parenting thing right”, ” Should I discipline this way”, “What should I do about my husband’s work stress”, ” How can I best help in”, etc. This book would be great to help me focus on God and what I can’t control! Fear can be so debilitating and such a robber of joy!
As a child, I almost never worried. I was bullied in school but I don’t remember ever actually worrying about it or feeling anxious to go to school. My mother worried all the time, and still does, about everything. I remember telling her that God would take care of everything. Now, I worry more, having become a mom myself and as I watch my son struggle with a whole gamut of issues, including his biological father leaving when he was 2 and the sudden death of an infant sister, ADHD, and behavior problems at school. I worry about him constantly. I always trusted God as a kid, but have felt ill-equipped to teach my son how to do that in his circumstances. I had a much simpler and safer childhood than he has so far. This article has given me a perfect way of talking to him about all of his many fears. Even the ones he doesn’t really understand as fears yet. It was a much needed reminder for me to just trust again and a doorway to help my son open up too. Thanks so much!
Hayley Farnsworth says
I have fear and anxiety everyday. I know the answer is Jesus! But I forget and fall beneath the waves, instead of keeping my focus.
Angie Duffie says
I really needed to read that today. I am behind on emails, but God put that there for me to read today. Thanks so much for all that you do.
Am I good enough, can I be better ? How will my coworkers judge me?
Fear of failing stops me from trying.