Faith vs Worry and Fear

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As a former member of the extreme worriers club, I am thankful that I finally get that there is a better way. If every single aspect of my life is under God’s control, why should I worry? And what about fear?

Does worrying add or change anything? A resounding NO!!! And if I am confident that God is watching over me and has my best interests at heart, why should I be afraid?

Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life?Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?

—Luke 12:24-26

The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the defense of my life; Whom shall I dread?
When evildoers came upon me to devour my flesh, My adversaries and my enemies, they stumbled and fell.
Though a host encamp against me, My heart will not fear; Though war arise against me,
In spite of this I shall be confident.

—Psalm 27:1-3

From my distress I called upon the Lord; The Lord answered me and set me in a large place.
The Lord is for me; I will not fear; What can man do to me?

—Psalm 118:5-6

When you lie down, you will not be afraid; When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Do not be afraid of sudden fear Nor of the onslaught of the wicked when it comes;
For the Lord will be your confidence And will keep your foot from being caught.

—Proverbs 3:24-26

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About Anna Popescu

I live in northern Arizona with my husband, Rick. I am blessed to say that Rick and I are at the bottom corners of a triangle where Jesus sits at the top corner. My children, Kathy & Alan, live in the Phoenix area and make this mom's heart thankful they have grown to be such wonderful and caring adults. Alan married in 2010, so I am also blessed with Denise as a special daughter-in-love. The Lord took my Mom home in 2007, and I miss her. My Dad and two sisters live in Florida while my two other sisters live in the Northeast. God has also blessed me and Rick with a local family of very close-knit friends. I love to write when I am able, but on the days when I am struggling with health issues and can't manage much of anything, I can at least crochet. These days I mainly crochet lapghans of various colors and sizes for area rehab centers and nursing homes.

Posted on April 21, 2013, in Faith and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Thank you Anna for helping us to remember. What a blessing and a comfort!

  2. I’ve quoted it before, but I like it . . .

    Fear is faith in satan:
    Faith is fearing God.
    Ever see it that way?
    It does look rather odd.

    Fear says “God may fail me”
    Faith knows He keeps His Word.
    Hitherto the Lord has helped me:
    Doubting now would be absurd!

    Dismiss your doubts and feelings,
    “Stand still” and see it through.
    The God who fed Elijah
    Will do the same for you.

  3. I’m teaching through 2 Timothy right now, so of course a verse that rings in my ears is 2 Tim 1:7 -
    For we have not been given a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and a sound mind.
    Great verses for the arsenal, Anna. Thank you!

  4. It’s all in the Word. That’s why its so important to hide the Word in our hearts…then in the midst of fear we can “pray” the scriptures and be reminded of our faith. Great post!

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