In with the Faith, Out with the Fear

Luke 12:32 says, “Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Most of the time when I’ve heard teaching on this Scripture, the emphasis is on how God takes pleasure in giving us the kingdom. I agree that this is a great teaching. God wants usContinue reading “In with the Faith, Out with the Fear”

Activating the Spiritual Forces of Faith and Fear

Faith and fear are opposites. In the same way that hot and cold, up and down, east and west, are opposites, likewise faith and fear are opposites. They cannot both be active at the same time. In my airplane, there is a gauge that gives me the rate of ascent or the rate of descent.Continue reading “Activating the Spiritual Forces of Faith and Fear”

Worry is Not Trusting in God’s Ability

Last week I was talking to a man who was really stressed out. He was concerned about his past and worried about his future. Every word out of his mouth was negative. Everything in his life worried him. The bad things worried him because they were bad. And the good things worried him because theyContinue reading “Worry is Not Trusting in God’s Ability”

Hope or Worry is Your Choice

Worry and hope are opposites in most ways, but they are similar in these distinct attributes: they are both unseen and have yet to come to pass. Worry is a by-product of fear and fear usually involves an impending disaster that as of yet is unseen. Hope expects to see the goodness of God inContinue reading “Hope or Worry is Your Choice”

The Hope Killer Called Worry

Therefore, do not worry… Matthew 6:34 When you imagine and visualize the glorious victory God has promised you, the result is positive hope for the future that changes the way you act and the way you talk. When you imagine and visualize possible defeat and disaster because of the way things look on every side,Continue reading “The Hope Killer Called Worry”

Removing the Guilt of the Past and the Fear of the Future

Recently I received a letter from a lady who had a unique problem. She said that in just a few weeks she was going to attend her 10-year class reunion. Her husband, who had attended the same school, had bought the tickets months ago and was really looking forward to seeing his old school buddies.Continue reading “Removing the Guilt of the Past and the Fear of the Future”

Why Would Anyone Give Up?

Over the years I have noticed that there have been a lot of people I’ve known who started living in the things of God and then at some point in time, they walked away and gave up. During that time I noticed several factors involved that can cause people to lose heart and give up.Continue reading “Why Would Anyone Give Up?”