Choosing Faith over Fear | Devotional by Charles Stanley

Selecting Religion over Concern | Devotional by Charles Stanley

“Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10

Learn: Isaiah 41:8-13 (scroll down)

As of late, there are many causes to worry.

Our world appears to be in a steady state of struggle and disaster. The roles market is dismal, pure disasters wreak havoc, and tales of crime dominate the headlines. As Christians, we all know that worry shouldn’t have any place in our lives, however how can we ignore what’s happening round us?

Mainly, there are two paths you possibly can stroll: religion or worry. It’s unattainable to concurrently belief God and never belief God. One other approach of claiming that is that you simply can not each obey and disobey Him–partial obedience is disobedience. So, which highway are you travelling?

Some individuals who learn the Bible and imagine in God however select to stay with worry. Seeing others expertise hardship, they begin questioning if it might occur to them: Somebody at my workplace misplaced his job; will I be subsequent? Somebody died in an accident–I might die too. However this sort of “logic” locations your circumstances above your relationship to God.

If Devil can get you to suppose like this, he has received the battle on your thoughts. However while you give attention to God relatively than your circumstances, regardless of the state of affairs is, you win. The Bible tells us,

God has not given us a spirit of timidity, however of energy and love and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).

Our heavenly Father understands our disappointment, struggling, ache, worry, and doubt. He’s all the time there to encourage our hearts and assist us perceive that He’s ample for all of our wants. After I accepted this as an absolute reality in my life, I discovered that my worrying stopped.

by Dr. Charles Stanley
Utilized by permission

Isaiah 41:8-13New Worldwide Model (NIV)

8However you, Israel, my servant,
Jacob, whom I’ve chosen,
you descendants of Abrahammy good friend,
9I took you from the ends of the earth,
from its farthest corners I calledyou.
I stated, You’re my servant;
I’ve chosenyou and haven’t rejected you.
10So don’t worry,for I’m with you;
don’t be dismayed, for I’m your God.
I’ll strengthenyou and helpyou;
I’ll uphold youwith my righteous proper hand.

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