How To Replace Fear With Faith In Your Life

The word says in Hebrews 11:6 that without faith it is impossible to please God. Many times we face daily situations that cause us fear. We have all experienced fear. However, the word tells us that perfect love casts out fear. So we have a way to replace fear with faith. A faith that pleases God. Let’s walk this journey!

How to replace fear with faith in your life

How to replace fear with faith in your life

Las week I started reading a book called “Women Who Move Mountains” by Sue Detweiler. An excellent book, which while reading it, it was confronting my inner being. Many questions began to emerge from me about my faith, my fears, and where my confidence in the difficult moments was really grounded.

In one of the chapters she shares that whenever we make the decision to trust God fully, it is when we change or replace our fear with faith.  Not only in some moment or situations, but everyday!

The Dictionary of Bible Themes defines faith as:

A constant outlook of trust towards God, whereby human beings abandon all reliance on their own efforts and put their full confidence in him, his word and his promises.

Our moments of greatest fear may be the opportunities for God to manifest His power and His glory in us and for our faith to be strengthened and to take root in God alone. We can not overcome fear if we trust in ourselves or in man. We can only replace fear by relying fully on God’s promises, provision, and care for us.

Praying is a key for replacing fear with faith

Each time you feel fear in a situation, pray to God confidently knowing that He will give you a solution to your problem. But you must trust in his provision. Remember that God has full knowledge of your past, present and future and knows what is best for you. In this way we can place our trust in the one who knows everything about us and sees the path we are going to follow first than ourselves.

Are you prepared today to replace your fear for faith? What situation should you put today in prayer before God? Are you walking in faith? 

I will walk in faith printable

Today there is a free printable for you! A beautiful reminder to walk in faith everyday as declaration of your trust in God.  This printable is in PDF format in 8 x 10 size, perfect for your war room or your favorite room! – Enjoy it!

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Praying Through The Healing Process

There have been so many times that in my suffering my heart wandered from the Lord.

Why is it that in times of need, we tend to run from the One who can truly heal us?

I’ve feared that He won’t answer. I’ve felt abandoned and betrayed. I’ve tried to create hope for myself where hope was lost.

Praying Through The Healing Process

I’ve looked for a faster answer elsewhere and every time I came up empty, I returned to the Lord in the same broken place – in need of healing and hope.

When we face brokenness the Lord is the only one who can truly mend our wounds.

I had to accept that the healing process might not look like I’d envisioned.

It was only then that I found the courage and the strength to approach God with boldness.

Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. -Hebrews 4:16

When we approach the Lord, trusting His goodness and His working, our hearts will be truly opened for the healing transformation and redemption God longs for us to have.

When I finally surrendered my picture of what healing looked like, my heart was opened to healing more beautiful than anything I’d ever imagined.

God opened my heart to this new picture through dedicated prayer.

I had to hit my knees and fold my hands so many times before my heart was softened.

I prayed in surrender more times than I can count before I truly felt myself release my hold on these expectations.

Prayer doesn’t need to wait until our feelings are all set in place. Prayer takes place before we even know where to begin.

Before we can see the final picture, before we feel like surrendering, before we feel the healing, we must offer our hearts to God in prayer.

I find it helpful in these times to write down prayers. I write short prayers of surrender or asking for healing and hope. When I don’t have the words to say, I utter these small prayers.

God knows what we are able to give. Search your heart for areas you may be holding back in prayer. Ask God to reveal these areas to you.

When we offer our hearts to God in prayer, He brings us healing beyond anything we can imagine.

Guest bloggerMeet our Guest:

Nicole encourages us to keep walking in faith no matter the circumstances of life maintaining hope.  She blogs at Courage, Hope Love where she shares her experience in marriage, life and faith.  You can connect with her at Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter.

If you want to know more about her and her blog you can go HERE directly.  If you want to read more about her posts on hope and encouragement you can read these posts HERE!

How obedience will lead you to a victory

I believe that one of the things we can learn from our childhood is to be obedient to our parents and follow instructions. At the same time, two things are totally difficult to do, but they are possible to achieve if we propose it. Throughout my life I have been obedient and disobedient, I have followed instructions and I have not followed instructions. We’ve all done it, right?

How obedience will lead you to a victory

Making the right decision to be obedient and follow God’s instructions will lead to great victories. In the Bible there is a story (one of my favorites) in which God clearly shows that He does give instructions that can lead us to secure victory.

In chapter 6 of the book of Joshua, we see how God leads his people to conquer Jericho. A walled city, which without the help and guidance of God could not have been conquered for sure!

God gives clear and very specific instructions to Joshua on how to conquer this city. You can read all the details here. One of the instructions given by God to Joshua was:

“You shall not shout [the battle cry] nor let your voice be heard nor let a word come out of your mouth, until the day I tell you to shout. Then you shall shout!”

That was a moment of waiting. It was a clear instruction to make no noise until notified. It was part of the plan. And to fail or disobey in this instruction of God could cost them the conquest of a city, which God said that he had given this city into their hands.

How many times have we waited on God, obediently following his instructions? Honestly, I know I’ve lost battles for not waiting. I’ve lost battles for not following the instructions.

Is it impatience? Will it be despair? Do we want to take control? Will we have no faith? Do we not trust in God’s plan?

None of them are excuses for not being obedient, when we know that in obedience there is blessing. If we know that God has given us something in our hands, and tells us to follow some instructions, we must follow them in order to obtain what He promised to us.

Are you in the moment of waiting on the Lord? Is God asking you to do something while you wait? Are you being obedient?

More encouraging posts? Read them HERE!

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For the Woman who prays for a Child

Maybe while you read this post you are living this experience. Perhaps you have already lived the experience and you are the women who are now praying for a child. If you lived the experience or you are going through the process, I know what you are living and feeling. I am a woman who prays for a son the same as you.

For the Woman who prays for a Child

A woman may have several reasons why she can not get pregnant. It can be due to physical or genetic problems, among others. No matter the reasons, every woman who has gone through this brings with it an emotional load that is often found in the depths of her being.

Some women speak it and express it with their family or friends. Others only pray to God so that the longing of their heart is answered. There is a woman in the Bible who prayed with bitterness of spirit for a son. She was wise enough to recognize that if she prayed to God He would answer her request. Not only that, but she knew that she should leave his emotional load on the altar.

That woman is Hannah.

Hannah inspires you and me to wait patiently for God. It teaches us that we should pray and pray and pray until our request is answered by Him. If we pray we must be prepared to receive God’s response in different ways. God can heal us, God can bring life to our wombs, God can open doors and opportunities for adoption, God can do as He wants to do in our lives.

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If we long and patiently wait for His perfect will for us, He will surely put into our hands what we desire in His time.

My experience has been, long times of prayer and waiting, pouring out my heart, my sadness, my anguish and my yearnings on the altar with God. He alone can fill my voids, He alone can bring answers to my prayer. If you are a woman who prays for a child, surely God will answer your prayer. You will not know how, nor when but you can receive healing in your soul and your emotions in His presence.

But Hannah answered, “No, my lord, I am a woman with a despairing spirit. I have not been drinking wine or any intoxicating drink, but I have poured out my soul before the Lord….. So the woman went on her way and ate, and her face was no longer sad. (1 Samuel 1-28)

Do not give up to your prayer, do not give up to your faith, do not surrender in your dreams.  Always remember that God has plans of good for your life. Do not give up!

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How To Make The Best Use Of A Prayer Journal

Throughout the years I have always liked to keep and write reflections in notebooks. I never had a diary, but I have been writing about special moments and not so good throughout my life. Several years ago I decided to buy a few notebooks to write down my prayers, among other things. Understanding that it is necessary to keep a record of those constant prayers in which we wait patiently for a response from God.  Today, I want to share with you how we can (according to my experience) make the best use of a prayer journal.  

How to make the best use of a prayer journal

First, one of the best uses we can give a prayer journal is to keep a record of our prayers. When we set our hearts to pray sometimes for multiple requests, we can forget what we have prayed for. Writing our prayers is the first thing we should do.

Second, maintaining a record of answered prayers is one of the uses for our prayer journal. Many times we are in public places, in the church or any other place and because there are no limits to God, He can speak to us and answer our prayers at any moment. We must write it down.

Related post: How to pray without ceasing

If you are a prayer person, you have already experienced the request of prayers from others around you. In my prayer journal, I have a section where I write down those prayer requests that people make me daily.  So I do not forget any of them as I’m compromising myself to pray for them.

Also, we can take in our prayer journal those victories that God has given us through prayer. We can include a section of worship, praise and give thanks to God for all of them.

All of these methods or practices have helped me to make good and best use of my prayer journal. I’m still learning in the process. This is not about perfection but about a relationship with God.

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