Yesterday morning as I was getting ready for work, I shifted through my jewelry to find the perfect piece. The message was certainly appropriate for these trying times we are all living in. Slipping the necklace over my neck and taking a glance in the mirror, I picked up my purse and headed out the door. “Faith Over Fear” … what a statement piece!
Later, at the office, I hurried to print our case progress logs for the morning meeting. As I took my seat, my boss looked right at me and asked,
“What does your necklace say?”
He is a very observant man, and any interesting piece of jewelry will catch his eye. Once before I wore a necklace that looked unique, as if it had a message written in another language. He asked me, then, if it had a significant meaning, but at that time, the necklace I had chosen to go with my outfit did not. Yesterday, though, the message could not have been more appropriate.
I clutched the circular piece in my fingers as I held it toward him so he could read it as well, then I said,
“Faith Over Fear”
As the words left my mouth and reached his ears, he smiled and gave a nod of approval adding in,
“Wow! That’s powerful!”
Indeed it is. When the media wants you to live in fear and feeds you all the negatives in the world, please choose faith over fear! Choose faith every time, just as I did thumbing through my necklaces that morning as if I was on a mission. Let choosing faith be the mission YOU are on daily.
The noise of the world can overwhelm you. At the moment, we have the potential war in Afghanistan staring us in the face. We are starting to see more Covid-19 numbers that continue to rise in the United States, despite the vaccine that has been made available to children age 12 right on up to adults of all ages. In addition to that, we have the everyday worries of our loved ones that have been stricken with cancer or any number of diseases. It seems there is no where to turn for comfort and hope. That is when it is even more important to choose FAITH, my love!
I’ve heard it said that the Bible is playing out right before our very eyes. For years growing up as a Pentecostal Holiness in the Church of God, we were told horror stories of what the last days would be like. Years and years people have speculated it was the “end times” we were living in. If we weren’t convinced of it before, crack open the Bible that has gotten dusty through the years and refresh your memory of what, exactly, the Bible says! Some people it is just a compilation of “stories,” while others believe these things that have been written will surely come to pass. No matter what side you are on today, please make sure your heart is right and you’ve accepted Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior so you will be certain to have eternal life with Him in Heaven. Right now Christians are being persecuted, so what I’m asking seems like a tall order to some. But I beg you to get your heart right with God before it is too late. We never know what is going to happen next in this crazy world. I have urged my very own family to get right with God, if they aren’t (because no one can truly know our hearts and no one has the right to sit in judgement either). But this comes as a plea for my brothers and sisters all around the world because I care what happens to you!
Faith Over Fear, my dear ones.
All you need is faith as small as a mustard seed. Imagine what can happen if we all have faith! See Matthew17:20 where it talks about the mountains moving if you just had faith as small as a mustard seed!
Our ONLY hope in this world today is through Jesus Christ! And despite what is going on in the world today, God did not give us a spirit of fear! See 2 Timothy 1:7 for reassurance:
When searching for scriptures to share regarding having faith over fear, I found a website that offers a free prayer guide. I encourage you to look into this, but even if you choose not to, know that God hears you. Whether your prayers are bold and authoritative, or whether you can barely utter the words with tears streaming down your cheeks, God HEARS you!! Even if you cannot speak at all, God knows your heart.
Instead of quoting all of the scriptures they provided, I’ll direct you once more to their site: GodTube
Be encouraged, and choose faith over fear!
Isaiah 41:13 – For I, the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.”