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Jenni Catron is a church leader, author and speaker. Her passion is to lead well and to inspire, equip and encourage others to do the same. Jenni blogs at www.jennicatron.com. Her new book, CLOUT: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence is available now. She loves a fabulous cup of tea,...

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  1. I have a dear sister in Christ who, just yesterday met with me and my daughter to speak Truth to her while she battles fear. What a blessing! She gave us a list of “Fear Not” Scriptures to do daily- that she is doing on notecards and then writing her specific fears on the back. Psalm 91 “you will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day….if you make the Most High your dwelling, even the Lord who is my refuge-then no harm will befall you no disaster will come near your tent for he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways”

  2. Fear…something I have lived my all life with. Today it’s still here. My sister and her two young adult kids are living with me and my mother. Everyday I come home to their friends at the house plauing basketball and hanging out until they’re ready to leave. If I say anything to them, my sister tells me that God wants us to show love to everyone and to draw souls to the kingdom. I know this but does that mean that I’m supposed to allow people to do whatever they want? Today, I thank you for this post beacause it is my confirmation from God. I’m always in fear of retaliation or rejection from my sister and her children, if they can’t have their way then your life will be miserable. What does it say about a person that uses the Word of God for their own selfish gain? I’m tired of living in fear and I refuse to do it anymore. it doesn’t matter whether I’m accepted or liked by the neighborhood kids or anyone else. Please don’t judge my decisions without understanding my reasons. I don’t believe that God wants us to live in fear and not speak up for what we believe in. Today, I will stand on faith and His Word!!

    • 🙂 Hi Janice. I soooo UNDERSTAND your Decisions and Reasons. Your Story was/is my story 🙁 & 🙂 Fear of Rejection from my adult daughter and grandkids. ***I don’t believe that God wants us to live in fear and not speak up for what we believe in. TODAY, I will stand on faith and His Word*** WITH you my sister <3 🙂

  3. I love what you said…..”God does not say, Do not be afraid, you’ve got this……He says, Do not be afraid, I’ve got this!” Beautiful. Powerful. Just what I needed today.

  4. “Our ability is in His strength.”

    Thanks for the reminder that it’s not really about US. It’s all about HIM…and Him IN us.

  5. I don’t visit this site every day, but every day that I do visit there is always the message I need to hear the most on that very day…….thanks to all that contribute here and thanks to the hand that guides me here.

  6. This is a CONSTANT with me. I know what the bible says about fear but it is with me every single day. I just received a notice that I have to get an MRI for further testing after my mammogram. I am already having nightmares and worrying about a result I have no control over. I need to remember that GOD is WITH me and HE is ABLE but I don’t. Oh GOD please calm my anxiety and my heart.

  7. Jenni,

    I so agree with you on verbalizing your fears. For the past 1.5 years-mostly this year though, I’ve hated/dreaded my job. I would say a few things to my hubby about it, but not much.

    This year after dealing with the stresses of my aging dad & issues that landed him in hospital and rehab I got the courage to just tell him all about it. Not just that I hate my job but some of the reasons behind it and my feelings. It was freeing.

    My hubby also got iffy news this year. He actions were not normal and he did not say much at first. Then finally he told me about his fears and feelings. It was such a relief. I was finally able to understand him and some of his actions. We could pray together about our situations.

    Verbalizing your fears to another can be so freeing. The two of you can pray about the situation and help each other out.

    Thanks!

  8. “We read all the “do not be afraid” scriptures and are more likely to feel guilt for not having the faith to overcome it than find peace in those statements.” YES! 100%