January 15, 2017

2 Alternatives: Trust God or Give in to Worry



“Fear is nothing more than a lack of faith in God.”—The Power of Brokenness: the Language of Healing—Glen Kerby and Jim McCraigh


There’s a lot of fear out there in the world, which means a lack of hope and faith. This mindset seems to be universal, not specific to one continent or country. Everybody seems to have a scarcity mentality. We believe we can’t move forward because…

     A)    “This is as good as it gets---always has been.”   
     B)    “I don’t deserve a good life.”
     C)    “I don’t have the resources to improve anything.”

One example of fear is the upcoming Inauguration of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. My husband works at a building in downtown Washington, D.C. Due to current unrest in the world, his workplace is being turned into a headquarters for the army. They will be taking it over for that day because there’s a huge chance of violence.



Abraham Lincoln didn’t even institute the Secret Service (presidential protection detail) until he was well into his presidency. He rode on horseback, even, with no defense of any kind.

No public figure would dream of doing that today. What’s the difference? Fear and necessity. Lincoln’s small world was isolated from the rest of the planet. It was a different place from today's global society.

Quotes About Trusting God

“To us, our present circumstances may seem overwhelming, pointless, and filled with pain, but God is capable of viewing our situation from an eternal perspective. He assures us that if we place our trust in Him, even the most painful of those losses will be made whole. He offers us hope.”—The Power of Brokenness: the Language of Healing—Glen Kerby and Jim McCraigh
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Because the Sovereign Lord helps me, I will not be disgraced. Therefore have I set my face like flint, and I know I will not be put to shame.
He who vindicates me is near. Who then will bring charges against me? Let us face each other! Who is my accuser? Let him confront me!
It is the Sovereign Lord who helps me. Who is he that will condemn me? They will all wear out like a garment; the moths will eat them up.
Who among you fears the Lord and obeys the word of his servant? Let him who walks in the dark, who has no light, trust in the name of the Lord and rely on his God.—Isaiah 50:7-10 (NIV)
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“Fear is the glue that keeps you stuck. Faith is the solvent that sets you free.”—Shannon L. Alder
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“The more you go with the flow of life and surrender the outcome to God, and the less you seek constant clarity, the more you will find that fabulous things show up in your life.”—Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass
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“…it is presumptuous in me to wish to choose my path, because I cannot tell which path is best for me. I must leave it to the Lord, Who knows me, to lead me by the path which is best for me, so that in all things His will may be done.”—Teresa of Avila, Interior Castle

My Conclusion

Some of us are used to fending for ourselves.  We need to examine if we’re putting too much trust in our own power. We might get different results if we rely on the Lord.

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