Courage to Overcome Fears

I had a very difficult experience the other night. I’ve been watching the cable news about the riots due to George Floyd’s horrific murder. I woke up in the middle of the night full of fear and anxiety. I started asking myself the hard questions. What if the looters come to my house? What should I do? Should I buy a gun to protect my wife and granddaughter? I pictured Fulton unable to run away from the mob. What could he do…nothing?

The fears have somewhat lingered, but still lay beneath the surface of my heart. I started meditating on a couple of verses that have helped me. Jesus told his disciples, “They ought always to pray and not lose heart.” Luke 18:1b There is a very strong link between prayer and a strong heart.

Another verse tells us, “Unless the LORD watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.” Psalm 127:1b God commands us to be courageous, “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 Those are some powerful words.

Pray for me as I pray for you that God will provide the courage that will overcome our fears.

Your Friend,

4 thoughts on “Courage to Overcome Fears

  1. Praying with y’all. God has us in His loving arms. But the enemy does all he can to make us doubt. But…I so love that our God is greater. Praying Fulton will soon have the device he needs to talk with y’all. Love & prayers 🙏❤✝️

  2. the media is being used to inflict fear and anxiety. I limit how much news I watch, and usually only watch Fox or CBN or OAN.
    Is. 41:10 is a powerful Scripture. I also love the ones you quoted. If God be for us, who can be against us!?! We stand with you, Dawson.

  3. Dawson,

    My prayers coincide with yours.

    I personally do not own a gun. I believe in the sermon on the mount. Loving our enemies is the largest challenge we Christians face. We love by doing good to those who persecute us.

    Let us have the Joy of salvation.

    May the Lord watch over you, Ruth, and your children.

    Jim Nypen

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