Daring Faith Devotional: Day 30

May 09, 2016, By: Crossroads Church

REPLACE YOUR FEARS WITH FAITH

From such terrible dangers of death he saved us, and will save us; and we have placed our hope in him that he will save us again. 2 Corinthians 1:10 (TEV)

Fear is a choice. God is watching over you and knows everything you are going through. God is not afraid of the outcome of any hardship or trial you are facing. If God is not afraid, you have the freedom to choose faith instead of fear.

When the Apostle Paul was facing certain death, he said: This happened so that we should rely, not on ourselves, but only on God, who raises the dead. From such terrible dangers of death he saved us, and will save us; and we have placed our hope in him that he will save us again (2 Corinthians 1:9-10 TEV). Paul had the right perspective. He made a good choice. He replaced his fears with faith.

God’s promise to believers is that, no matter what happens, in all things God works for the good of those who love him (Romans 8:28). It doesn’t mean all things are good, but that God is working for our good in the midst of everything.

That means you are ultimately safe and free to let go of fear. There is no difficulty, dilemma, defeat, or disaster in your life that God cannot bring you through and transform for the good of many. There is no need to fear the future; you can hope for better days.

Your fears are unwelcome (but important) messengers. They reveal where you still don’t trust God. Today, make a list of your fears, and ask God to help you identify why you have fear in those areas. Then ask God to help you let go of these fears and grow in your faith.