Sunday, January 24, 2010

Daily devotional: Replace fear with faith

Then he asked them, "Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?"
Mark 4:40 NLT

God's Word reminds us many times not to be afraid. Jesus narrows in on a key reason for fear--lack of faith in Him. If we have real faith that He is in control, we can trust Him and not worry. I learned from Tony Morgan on Thursday that fear is also a sin resulting from lack of humility (see 1 Peter 5:5-9, John 3:30), because we think we are in control and responsible for the outcome rather than believing God is the one in control of the situation.

Have faith in Jesus, knowing He is in control of every situation. Cast aside all fear and worries.

Heavenly Father, thank you so much for this weekend and for filling me with Your special peace, joy, and contentment. I'm so grateful for salvation and for the new life You bless me with each day. Please strengthen my faith, and remind me when I need reminding how sound it is. Thank you for showing your face and your hand to me. I pray that You would continue to fill me to overflowing with the Holy Spirit. Help me likewise be a blessing to others through the outflowing of the Holy Spirit. I love you!

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