“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” ~ 2 Timothy 1:7
Recently I was lying in bed at night with fears that were keeping me awake.
Those fears included:
- I’m failing as a mom. I can’t do this.
- What if something bad happens to one of my kids?
- I’m worried about the future. Will we be okay?
My mind would follow this dangerous path of negativity making me feel so much fear that I could not sleep.
After a couple nights of this, I decided that I would no longer allow let these thoughts to steal my joy…and my sleep!
I got out of bed and found TRUTH in God’s word to replace my fears. I decided to take my thoughts captive instead of letting those thoughts take ME captive.
|I can’t do this.||I can do all this through him who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13|
|My sons will get hurt/die.||With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation. Psalm 91:16|
|I’m worried about the future.||The Lord is with me, I will not be afraid. Psalm 118:6|
|I am afraid.||For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV|
Note – Facts are not the same as truth. It may be a FACT that you are sick. The TRUTH is that God is a healer.
Every time those negative thoughts try to consume me … I speak the TRUTH of God’s word. It quenches the fear and allows me to sleep in PEACE.
Don’t let fear and anxiety rule (and ruin) your life. Write down your fears, and replace them with statements of faith and TRUTH of God’s word.
Every time a negative thought tries to bring you down: speak truth, speak faith, speak life. This will allow you to find JOY and feel peace.
We get to choose what you dwell on. Faith or Fear? I chose thoughts of FAITH, and it made all the difference.
Kathryn Egly & The Help Club Team
If you know this hymn, sing it now to remind yourself who is in control:
Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, all fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future. And life is worth living just because He lives.
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