New Year-New Beginnings. Facing Fear and Starting Again

 

28 And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good,[a] for those who are called according to his purpose.Romans 8:28(ESV) 

If God closes a door AND a window, consider the fact that it might be time to build a whole new house.” ― Mandy Hale 

Fear of something bad happening in the future is one of the things that make us human. I know when I contemplated starting over in a new career, with new relationships, thinking about a totally new plan for life – fear of the unknown was “stifling”, “paralyzing”.  I have friends that are in the beginning stages of “starting over”.  What makes us fear starting over  so much? Here are a few guesses:

insecurity, failure, abandonment, rejection, intimacy, success,  being broke, etc                                                       

What can help us “battle fear” and bring all things to good? Many of the writers I interact with in the “blogosphere” do not have a true belief in “God”. Very sad to not have a belief/relationship in God. FAITH in Him is the true weapon against fear of the unknown and “starting over”.

 

The Truth About God (taken from http://www.joycemeyer.org/articles/ea.aspx?article=expecting_the_good_that_god_wants_to_give_you)

 

God is good. Everything He does is good and wonderful. Everything God gives and offers is greater than what the devil offers, so shouldn’t our expectations come from God? God wants to do something outrageously wonderful in your life every moment of every day. But you have to be ready and expect it to happen. 

Isaiah 30:18 (AMP) says it perfectly: “Therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits [expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you; and therefore He lifts Himself up, that He may have mercy on you and show loving-kindness to you…. Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied) are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him, who expect and look and long for Him….” 

God is looking and longing for someone who’s waiting for Him to be good to them. God wants to be good to you, but you have to be expecting Him to move in your life. 

Today is your day to start believing something good is going to happen to you! God is working in your life right now, and when you get your breakthrough, it will be the result of what God has been doing for a long time. Whether you see it or feel it or not, keep praying and expecting because God is longing to be gracious and good to you. 

 

Father God – Thank you for wanting to give us “good things” if we have faith and expect “good things” from you. Remind us that all things work together for your purpose for our lives. Point out that you want GOOD things for our life if we have faith and communication with you. Help us to lean on you when we are fearful.  Help us to rejoice in our baby steps that we achieve through You. Help us to continue to pray for a break through when we aren’t seeing results. Thank you for your continual faith and love. Amen.

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