Weekly Devotional: Having Faith Over Fear

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“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

There are many things in this world that are unpredictable. We can go through scary seasons, including losing our job, getting extremely sick or losing a loved one. We never know what tomorrow will bring, but we cannot live in fear. 

Fear Is Normal

It is in our human nature to be afraid of things. Some people are afraid of tangible things, like the dark or spiders. Others are afraid of intangible things, like death or being alone. As humans, we are imperfect. Fear is a natural human response to different situations that we are put in, but we can choose how we respond to our fear.

“Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me” – Psalm 23:4

We Have a Choice

We can choose to let our fear control us and run our lives. We can choose to live in fear and avoid situations or things that we are afraid of. Or we can choose to face our fears and trust that God will help us and save us from our fear.

“The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” – Psalm 118:6

Faith Always Defeats Fear

God is so much bigger than any fear. Big or small, God is always greater. He is always there to stand by your side -- to help you face your fears and protect you in your weakest moments. He is so much stronger than any earthly thing. Remember that he has put you in this season for a reason and he will help you through it. Stay strong in your faith and he will always guide you. Remember that he is the creator of the universe and can make miracles happen and he can certainly help you work through your fears and difficult seasons of life. Grand Canyon University is committed to following the Lord in all circumstances.

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