Fear vs. Faith: Know God’s Promises

Posted: December 3, 2010 in Relationship w/ Jesus

We all step into the world of the unknown, where we don’t know how the current situation we find ourselves in will turn out.  This can be small or monumental circumstances that happen in life.  Think about it… “If you are diagnosed with cancer, how will this turn out in the end? What will happen between now and the end?”  “If you lose your job, how will you pay for the bills and provide for your family?”  “If you lose a loved one, how will you get through this and what will the rest of your life look like as a result?”

In the midst of these times of the unknown we will have a battle of Fear vs. Faith, and we will either walk down the path of Fear and live in Anxiety, or we will walk down the path of Faith and live in Peace.

One of the keys to help you when facing fear and the world of the unknown is, “Knowing God’s Promises.” What makes faith different from wishful thinking is that faith is based on a promise that something will happen.  Our faith can be in God because in the Bible we learn who God is, and what he will do.  It is in God and in his promises that we can place our faith.

Here is a list of promises that are found in Scripture, which I would highly recommend learning and putting in your heart so that in the face of fear you can stand firm in faith knowing who God is and what he has promised.

  1. God is our Shelter (Psalm 91)
  2. God is our Refuge (Psalm 9:9)
  3. God is our Shield (Psalm 18:30)
  4. God is our Place of Safety (Proverbs 18:10)
  5. God is our Shepherd (Psalm 23)
  6. God is our Provider (Genesis 22:14)
  7. God is our Healer (Exodus 15:26)
  8. God is Gracious (Psalm 145:8)
  9. God is Compassionate (Lamentations 3:22-23)
  10. God is Loving (1 John 4:9-10)
  11. God is Caring (1 Peter 5:7)
  12. Jesus is our High Priest (Hebrews 4:14)
  13. The Holy Spirit is a Counselor, Comforter (John 14:26)
  14. The Holy Spirit Intercedes (Romans 8:26)
  15. God will Never Leaver Nor Forsake (Joshua 1:5)
  16. God will Come Near to Us (James 4:8)
  17. God gives Peace (Philippians 4:7)

P.S. – There’s a lot more promises than this.  These are just a few to get you started!

P.P.S. – I preached at South Bay Church about this idea of Fear vs. Faith on November 28, 2010.  You can listen to the message on South Bay’s website.  (Click Here to Listen)

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