Over the past couple of months I had been struggling with doubt, fear, and self worth more than ever before. I was constantly listening to lies from the enemy that I wasn’t good enough, I wasn’t ever going to achieve my goals, I wasn’t getting anywhere in my life, I was a failure, and much more. It’s crazy to think how easily I allowed the enemy to get in my mind causing me to doubt myself in every aspect although I knew what God’s Word said about each topic. It was so easy for me to tell other people encouraging verses and stories from the Bible but for some reason when I thought about myself, my struggles, my sinfulness, my fears, and my doubt…it was completely different. I stopped going to church regularly and started going whenever I felt like it. I also didn’t want to be around people and would rather just stay to myself. (which was weird for me because I’m a people person and love talking to everyone)
I was allowing fear to overcome faith in my life.
One day, I realized things needed to change. I sat down on my bed one night and just started listing things out on a piece of paper of what I was struggling with. Fear of the future, self worth because of negative comments I would receive on social media, doubt of my goals, and etc. I then took that list and prayed to God about each thing that was on it. James 4:8 says “Come near to God and he will come near to you.” I began going to church regularly, talking to an accountability partner, reading God’s Word every night, and just praying more than I ever was. I felt peace and relief.
If you are reading this and this is something you might be struggling with…I want to begin by telling you that this is normal to feel this way but there is a powerful, loving God who is ready for you to go to Him with arms open wide. Place your doubts and fear into His capable hands! Seek time with Him!
God drowns your fears in perfect love! He casts out all fear and tells your fear to run.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18
He desires you. He loves you.
My shirt I’m wearing in this photo says “Faith over fear.” Let your faith be bigger than your fear.
“Faith and fear cannot exist together.”
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
My shirt and hat are both from Elevated Fatih.