After posting about my thorn a few weeks ago, a friend directed me to the Girl Talk Blog. I’ve been there before but it’s been months since I’ve visited. For the past few months they’ve had a series of posts on fear. I have read through many of them and found so much wisdom and truth there concerning fear and anxiety.

I’m going to spotlight a few of the posts that I really liked and share a little bit about how it helped me.

Here is the first one that really caught my attention.

One afternoon, after much inner struggling, the Hubs and I talked. Ok, he listened and I poured out my heart and tears. I remember telling him that I knew these fears weren’t from God. God is not the author of this kind of fear and anxiety. Scripture says,

“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7

I know this. Yet, I fear.

So, I must choose to not listen to the lies. I must remind myself of the truth. Yes, fear feels so real and sometimes it swallows me whole. But Who is trustworthy?

Every time we are tempted to fear, we have a choice. We must choose between believing our own fickle, sinful, “sense” or God’s faithful, righteous Word. If we trust our fears, we are calling God a liar. Girl Talk Blog

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