Fear has a horrible way of lying to us. Fear removes God from the equation, causing us to envision a scenario where He does not show up. On a day to day basis the reality is we could fill a deck of cards with lies we believe about ourselves and our situations. Our fear sometimes whisper subtly, and sometimes screams aggressively. Either way fear will try its best to disarm us, and discourage us from our primary purpose and calling in life.
The greater truth we must take hold of is the truth Paul outlines in 2 Corinthians, namely that God’s power grows in our weakness. What ever area of weakness that might be – financially, physically, emotionally, or relationally. When our abilities, our patience, and our love runs out, God remains to be more than enough. Maybe even more comforting is that He’s far more committed to our desires than we are.
When fear whispers that we are unqualified, ill-equipped, a failure and way past Hope, we must flip that lie in our mind and remember exactly what our God says about us. We are His children, we have been made clean by the work of Jesus,and we have been called to be the light of the world.
God is ready, willing and able to bless us abundantly in the things we face today. He will not fail us when we need Him. He has what we need to endure, persevere and be faithful. There is no moment when He’s not paying attention and able to supply us with what we need. And walking with Him, empowered byHim, we will abound in the work He sets before us.
God is like a magnet to those who admit their weakness and need for Him. It’s a perfect setup for God to show up in power. With His help, we can put a finger right on our fear that has its nasty hook in our heart and tell it the truth. Flip the lies over, and remember His truth. His strength is made perfect in our weakness.
Our God is stronger than all of our fears.
2 Corinthians 12:6-10