The Poison of Fear

“I am inwardly fashioned for faith, not for fear. Fear is not my native land; faith is. I am so made that worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil. I live better by faith and confidence than by fear, doubt and anxiety. In anxiety and worry, my being is gasping for breath – these are not my native air. But in faith and confidence, I breathe freely – these are my native air. A John Hopkins University doctor says, “We do not know why it is that worriers die sooner than the non-worriers, but that is a fact.” But I, who am simple of mind, think I know; We are inwardly constructed in nerve and tissue, brain cell and soul, for faith and not for fear. God made us that way. To live by worry is to live against reality.”

Eli E. Stanley Jones

Questions:  
1. Do you live in fear or in faith?

2. How do you not allow worry or doubt to ruin your faith?

7 thoughts on “The Poison of Fear

  1. Jessica,
    I cannot believe that you are already in Arizona. I am so glad that you and your mom arrived safe and sound and I DEFINITELY want to see you when you come back. Pesto…anyone?

    How do you adjust your life to live more in faith?

  2. Lawrence,
    Every day God is making you that much stronger. Your walk with God is a very powerful testament to all of us. Garrett and I will continue to pray that God over turns the enemy in your life. You are so close to becoming what you have dreamt of for a long time. Henry Blackaby says, “ Most Christians are just one prayer away from God doing a mighty work.”

  3. Misha,
    To put it simply, He really didn’t have to do anything. After I sat back and replayed the things I’ve said/done (especially recently), I see my own foolishness. Sometimes He doesn’t even have to speak, He just lets me look at myself in the mirror. I have come to learn that once you except God into your life, He pretty much never leaves.

    There are times where our old stubborn selves resurface. I am still recovering from that myself. I am not as talkative, energetic, etc. I do know one thing for sure; as long as I stay on track, I’ll get back to where I was and more. What I’ve also learned is through all my trials, and at times like when I become resistant, He just waits for me to have had enough.

    I don’t know if my words make any sense but I do know that I love an awesome God. Please keep me in your prayers; please pray for recovery for me PLEASE.

  4. Hey girl… I got to Arizona safe and sound. We just got internet. Just wanted to let you know. =) Hope all is well. Call me sometime soon! We’ll have to meet for lunch in Aug between 18 – 23… Hope you can pencil me in =)

    Honestly, I sometimes live in both. But I think I live in faith more. We all get in those times we feel like we fear things.

    Take care! God Bless!… Miss ya!
    Jessica

  5. Lawrence,
    How has God put your mind at peace in terms of you not listening to the enemy’s lies and putting 100% trust in Him?

  6. Lawrence,
    I am in awe of your powerful faith in God and how you literally walk in faith each day. You inspire me!

  7. If God’ll never leave me alone, or lead me astray, what do I have to worry about? There is NOTHING in this world that can take my faith in God away. If anything I’ve let Him down but He still loves me. That’s one thing I’ll never get over; no matter what I say or do, He’s always “got my back.”

    I always keep that knowledge in the back of my head. I can’t wait to hear those beautiful words, well done my good and faithful servant. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again; three cheers for God, hip hip…….

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