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Fear got a hold on you?

FearlessHB_LWhat if I get cancer?  What if my husband has heart problems?  What if I can’t lead this group? What if …

Fear can quickly pull me to the bottom of life’s sea.   Fear can hold us down and make us feel breathless.

Fear got a hold on you? Loosen the grip with Max Lucado’s newest book, Fearless. This is a great reminder of who is in control and the God we can trust.  All of us face trials and with the right perspective, we can get through them. “It’s not the absence of storms that sets us apart.  It’s whom we discover in the storm: an unstirred Christ.”

This weekend I worked on a message for our leadership team retreat.  After a few hours, I felt fear’s grip.  I began doubting my message – I doubted my ability – within a few minutes I was trying to figure out how in the world I got to lead a Women’s Ministry.  Can you relate?

Lucado cautions, “Fear corrodes our confidence in God’s goodness.” When we are wrapped in fear, we not only doubt our abilities, we begin to doubt the character of God.   We must keep our attention on Jesus and not our situation.

I don’t have a message, but Jesus does. I don’t have ability – but the Holy Spirit enables – I am not a likely choice for leading a ministry, but God chooses the foolish to confound the wise.   The thoughts of fear in the face of God and His Word, don’t hold water.

I would recommend Fearless to anyone who doesn’t want to be controlled by the What ifs of life and wants to experience the thrill of a faith-filled journey.

Fearless         Thomas Nelson        ISBN: 978-0-8499

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2 Comments

  1. Hi Lisa, I looked at your profile on twitter and realized I haven’t been by to read your blog in awhile. It was a God-thing. I’m headed for a missions trip to Cambodia in about 10 days, and I’ve never felt more unqualified and less able to do anything in my life. That is a form of fear, though I don’t feel afraid. This was a huge encouragement, though. God’s Truth for me through you. Thank you, sister.
    LauraLee

  2. lisahbryant says

    LauraLee – thanks for sharing.
    Father, I pray in Jesus Name for LauraLee as she goes to Cambodia. Please anoint her with your power and your strength. May she see with your eyes – open her heart to all you want her to experience. May LauraLee be your vessel on this trip. May she walk in God-confidence. In Jesus Name –
    Look forward to reading about your trip. :0)
    Lisa

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