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I know there are quite a few here who suffer from fear in different forms. Although I am free of all fear now I know what it is like to feel terrified. I knew I should trust God, but didn’t. Even though I knew these verses I wasn’t applying them to myself. I would read them and that was it. Until one day almost 4 years ago I realised I wasn’t trusting God. I asked myself why didn’t I trust God when I had such promises as these, and then started to apply the verses.

:love: God has promised never to leave me.

Joshua 1:5 “… as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.”

Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” God was commanding me here not to fear, yet I was ignoring Him by continuing to fear.

:love: He has left me the Holy Spirit.

John 14: 16,17 “And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.

:love: He has given angels charge over me.

Psalm 91:11 “He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.

:love: He knows me – He called me.

Isaiah 43:1 “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name, you are Mine.”

:love: He says no matter what I go through He will be with me.

Isaiah 43:2 “When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; And through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned nor shall the flame scorch you."

How could I continue to fear when I have a God like that on my side? These are just some of the verses that helped me. I pray they may also help someone who reads this. :sun:
 
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Hi Sunshine

Thank you so much for sharing the verses as well as your testimony. I too didn't trust God. I kept fighting this truth about myself even when it was staring me in the face.

How I thank my Blessed Lord for being so patient. I didn't deserve it. What love He has for us! And it still floors me, that He died for me. He certainly does deserve all the praise, honour and glory. God bless.

Snowrose
 
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I really do trust no earthly person. Of this I am sure. I do trust God, but only to a point. You know what I mean?

Yesterday afternoon, I was at a very low point. I had just brought my 13 year old daughter home from school, and she could tell something was wrong. I was about to burst into tears and didn't want her to see me fall apart. I said I needed to go run some errands, which was true, but I mostly needed to get away.

Caleb, my baby is 9 months old. He is very active and demanding and does not want to take naps. My husband, who has been home from Iraq for 3 months now, can also be demanding, and he is a perfectionist. He is sometimes too hard on me and sometimes too hard on my daughter.

I did my errands and sat in my car at the parking lot of a small store where I am good friends with the store owners. Continued...
 
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I have done some nice things for this christian couple. I wrote an article about them and their store/ministry and had it published in the newspaper. I have been encouraging and supportive to them. They have promised me they are here for me if I need them too. But I just sat in the car and cried. I realized, I really didn't trust them...or anybody. Whenever I go to people for help when I am in trouble, they either misunderstand, or they seem to become condescending....as if I am less than stupid just because I get into despair. So I dried my tears and drove home.

My life has been filled with tragedies. Sometimes it seems like it would have been better if I had not been born. Recently, my ex gave me a huge scare by declaring that he was going to obtain custody of my 13 year old. I was devastated and crying. What did my husband do? Yelled at me and said what was I so upset about. Duh. Ex-husband already stole my oldest boy, what would stop him from taking my precious girl?

It seems there is never anyone going through the same things. I feel so alone sometimes and I wonder why God keeps letting my ex live and thrive and abuse others, even though I pray for him that he will come to God. And I wonder why my present husband has the right to be so thoughtless and insensitive at times. Doesn't God care about me? Why doesn't God give me friends? Why do all these bad things happen to me while I am serving Him
 
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God Bless you sunshine, you are one who reached out to me a few weeks back when I talked about my fear. And the scriptures you gave then helped and I will take heed of the ones given here also.

Like you said, trusting God is definitely the key point. The more I have been trusting and believing God the fear is becoming less and less and the freer I am living.

:love: calluna
 
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I need to focus on the scriptures Sunshine posted and really apply them to my heart.
 
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Dreamer said:
I really do trust no earthly person. Of this I am sure. I do trust God, but only to a point. You know what I mean?
I know exactly what you mean Dreamer. I too was trusting God, but only to a point. I was reading the Bible, but believing the verses to a point, wondering why they weren't helping me. Personally I got to the stage where I was saying either God means what He says or He doesn't. I decided He must be right, and I was the one needed to change. I repented, told Him I wanted to start again - and from that moment on if the Bible said something -I believed it and that was it. Giving things to God and trusting Him with them meant just that - He would help me. He hasn't let me down yet.

Never feel sister like you shouldn't have been born. God knew you right from the womb Psalm 139:13 - 16 "For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them."

What's more He chose you John 15:16 " You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you."

He's an awesome God sister. :love:
 
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Calluna, I'm so glad to hear you are doing better. It was brilliant to read your testimony of what God is doing for you. As Snowrose says all praise, honour and glory to God.
 
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Dreamer, I love your honesty.I know exactly what you mean, if you read my post I wrote the more I trust God and believe, that means I am not 100% there yet, but it makes sense to do so.

John6:67-68 Jesus asks the twelve 'You do not want to leave too, do you?' and SimonPeter says 'Lord to whom shall we go?You have the words of eternal life. We believe and know that you are the Holy One of God.'

I feel just like Peter, who am I to turn to?, where can I go?, I don't want to live my old miserable way. I must believe and trust in God.

I wrote my blessing list on the other thread because I am wanting to do what God asks of me, to think on things that are lovely, whatever is true, whatever is just.....whatever is worthy of praise Phil4:8 It isn't always easy to do this but..

If I didn't trust God, I would be depressed and miserable like before, I may not even be here now, I have had endured some stuff, I have been there, been in the counselling, been on the medication.

I just refuse to give in to satan's plan to drag me down and make me think that my life stinks!

If you don't have 'Battlefield of the Mind" by Joyce Meyer, I recommend it whole heartedly.

Come on sister Dreamer, You can do this my friend, I am rooting you on. We can do this together We have God on our side, who can be against us?

:love: :girl_hug: :love: :girl_hug: :love: Calluna
 
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