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Sometimes God works things to our good in a very unexpected way; He even uses things like fear. In preparing for my trip to Ethiopia, a couple of fears have attacked me. In the process of working through them, God taught me an incredible lesson; I don’t need to understand everything I’m going to deal with in this life. This lesson had a hard time working it’s way into my heart because I have a strong tendency towards self-reliance. When…

Fear not, for I am with you. Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 ESV Last week we discussed learning about the process of digging down to the basic fear sitting beneath our anxiety and worry. We’re going to take that one step further this week and look at taking the fear to God. This may seem like a chore…

There is power in a name. The freedom to call something out by name and declare it to others gives us a certain kind of power. On the other hand, refusing to call something out gives that thing a power over us. My experience with pornography addiction taught me about this. For years, I could barely whisper the word pornography to the closest of friends. The shame of porn held me captive and it’s power over me kept me from…

If you’ve been tracking with me, you may remember that I had some trouble with writing my book in the months of October and November. I had some false starts on one section of the book and had to throw out quite a bit of writing. Thankfully, I’m back on track now and I feel much more confident in the direction that I’m headed. I should be wrapping up one of the final chapters soon and then I’ll only have…

(This blog is kind of spiritual successor to the one from last week about idols. It explains some of the mechanics of how seeking a life outside of God steals the joy and peace that He wants to give us. I hope you life it.) “We have lived in fear, and our fear has betrayed us.” – The Oh Hello’s  We all have a deep fear that we will miss out on experiencing a full life. That fear may have…

The best way to master our fears is to beat them with faith. Unfortunately, all of us struggle with a lack of faith on a daily basis. All of us wonder whether God really loves us as much as He promises in Scripture. For me, many days feel like a constant battle between my faith and my fear. This battle is decided in my daily choices to either feed my faith or my fears. Most of us respond to the…