Do It Afraid

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Devotional

Choose Faith over Fear


I have heard that when fear knocks on our door, we should send faith to answer. We can conquer fear, but only with faith. When the devil tells us, “You can’t,” we should remember God tells us, “You can.” Even though we may feel fear, we can move forward in faith.


When Peter saw Jesus walking on water and wanted to do the same, he got out of the boat and began taking steps. As long as he kept his eyes on Jesus, he did indeed walk on water, but when he began to look at the storm and the raging waves around him, he grew frightened and started to sink. Jesus reached out and saved him, but He also lovingly rebuked him for his fear, asking him why he had such little faith and so much doubt (see Matthew 14:25-31).


God never stops loving us and doesn’t even become angry with us because we choose fear, but it does make Him sad because He wants us to live the best life we can live. He sent Jesus so we could have life and have it abundantly (see John 10:10).


Although you may have been ruled by fear in the past, you can choose today to confront fear and become the courageous person God wants you to be.