Daily Archives: July 8, 2018

The relationship between remembering and fear…

For a good number of years now I have been thinking about fear. (If you’re a regular reader, that’s no surprise.)

Why? You may rightly ask.

Well, it’s because there have been seasons in my life, as well as some of those in whom I invest, that fear is not just an aspect life, but a crippling factor in life.

In fact, if we allow it to, fear can become the lens through which we see life.

I know.

I have been through seasons where fear is the lens through which I see life.

A while back I learned that I no longer have to reside in that place where fear colors all the windows and makes everything look dark.

The way to clean that glass is to remember. Remember what God has done.

This is what many of the Psalms do for us. They are records of how Israel was told to remember. Remember what God has done.

“On the day I called, you answered me; my strength of soul you increased.” (Psalms‬ ‭138:3‬ ‭ESV‬‬)

What I’ve learned is that the more I remember the faithfulness of God, the more I contemplate His greatness and sovereignty, the less I wrestle with fear or anxiety.

As I remember and focus on God, my faith strengthens.

Recently I’ve refocused in daily thankfulness. This is a way in which I think and pray in terms of my own personal Psalm 138. Because I too, like you, can remember how He has strengthened me.

Dwell, friend, in the word of God which is the sword of the Spirit.

Remember the greatness of God.

Practice intentional thankfulness.

Watch as He lifts you up.

Enjoy as your faith dissipates your fear.

Abide in Him.

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