Overcoming Fear and Having Fearless Faith Devotional
Fearless Faith Devotional
With so much fear going around today I figured it would be a good time to write a devotional on being fearless and having faith. Fear is a large motivator for some and can be crushing to others. Everywhere you look on news stations, newspapers, or Facebook feeds you’ll notice a majority of what is most discussed is highly negative and usually provokes fear in the general public. God didn’t call us to live our lives in fear. Stop feeding your mind with garbage and fill it with His word instead.
A verse that comes to mind is Philippians 4:8-9. It calls us to fix our thoughts and what is true, honorable, and right. We shouldn’t allow our minds to dwell on anything negative or that induces fear. It goes on to say we should think about good things that are worthy of praise. A big part of this is how it states keep putting into practice all you’ve learned and then the God of peace will be with you.
“And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.”
Philippians 4:8-9 NLT
Practice Makes Perfect
How come you think he mentions to keep putting into practice all we’ve learned? He knew we would be faced with many trials and distractions. We have to do our part before He can do His. The old saying is practice makes perfect. Peace doesn’t always come naturally and neither does having a positive mindset. Keeping your thoughts where they should be, takes practice and focus.
God is Our Refuge
Take heart in His word. Psalms states God is our refuge and strength. He is always ready to help in times of trouble. That we will NOT fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea. Our strength comes from God and God alone. If you continue trying to be your own source of strength or make someone earthly your source of strength, you will quickly start breaking down and soon realize God is the only true source of strength.
“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.”
Psalms 46:1-2 NLT
It doesn’t say He is sometimes ready to help in times of trouble, it says he is always ready to help in times of trouble. This verse is saying even earthquakes can’t shake me because God is my strength. Could you imagine having that kind of fearless faith? More Christians need to start putting into practice the word.
I will Not be afraid
Again in Psalms, it says though I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid. A consistent theme you’ll see is that they fear nothing earthly because they know our Heavenly Father supersedes any harm or danger that could come to us. God is always with you.
“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.”
Psalms 23:4 NLT
Tested and Purified
In Peter, it says the reward for trusting Him will be the salvation of your souls. This verse speaks volumes to how significant trust in Him is. Peter tells us to be truly glad. That we must endure many trials for a little while, but those trials will show that our faith is genuine. That just as fire tests and purifies gold our faith will be tested and purified. And that when we endure and keep our faith strong it brings praise, glory, and honor on the day when Jesus is revealed to the world.
“So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honor on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.”
1 Peter 1:6-7 NLT
Rejoice in your Trials
Enduring through the toughest of trials and coming out the other side rejoicing will give inspiration to others to have fearless faith as well. It never says it will be easy, but it does say how rewarding it will be. Don’t let the enemy steal your peace of mind or your faith.
What is causing fear in your life? Do you need to stop watching the news for a while or take a break from Facebook? Do whatever you have to shift your focus back to Him. Remove things or people causing negativity and fear in your life to get yourself back centered. What changes can you make today to have fearless faith and let peace dominate your lives and choices?
Lord thank you for your everlasting mercy. For never failing to come through in the moments we need you most. Forgive us for not always realizing you are there, every step of the way. Help us to understand you come through for us in the way we need, but not always the way we want or expect. In these times of fear, I will remember your word and use it as a guide of how I should live my life.
Thank you for helping me conquer all the fear in my life. Lord open my eyes to the things and people of this world that are bringing negativity and fear in my life and help me to remove these things so my focus will only be on you and your goodness. Thank you for testing my faith, being my strength and my refuge. I will no longer seek strength from worldly things or people for I know they can never provide for me as the almighty God can.
From this day forward I will no longer allow fear to control my life and dictate my thoughts nor actions. I surrender my fear here and now to you so I can live the life and be the person you’ve called me to be. I give all the glory and honor to you. Forever and ever.
“Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
2 Corinthians 12:9-10 NLT