Patience in Faith
Sunday, December 31, 2017
Fear can completely overtake us and be the sole power controlling what we do. Even in trusting God and remaining strong in him, fear can still enter into your life. You are not alone in this, it happens to everyone. Continuing to push these fears away and putting on a brave face to the outside world does nothing but make them worse. Rather than pretending all is good in your life, Jesus encourages us to recognize these fears and allow them to show. He gives us the strength to overcome these fears because the truth is that we cannot overcome them alone. Giving them up and placing your trust in the Lord will free you from these burdens of fear that evil has placed around your heart.
Next Step: Recognize your fears, do not keep trying to push them down. Surrender them to the Lord, continue to trust, and turn to walk towards the light of Jesus.
Lessons: Psalm 56:1-13, 1 Peter 5:5b-11, John 14:1, 15-18, 27-28