So often doubts and fears creep in on us and overwhelm us.  We hear things and we read things and it becomes difficult to know who and what we can trust.  This has been true through out all of history.  In the bible the Israelite’s were afraid to go into Canaan except for Caleb and Joshua but everyone listened to those who were fearful and did not go.  During the life of Jesus, many of the actions of people were based in fear.  They had doubts about who Jesus was and they were afraid.  When we let the fear and doubt rule us we are not living the life that God intended for us.  His goodness becomes harder and harder to understand.  As it says in Hebrews 11…

“Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.”

Hebrews 11:1

We must combat the fear when it paralyzes us from moving forward.  Pray to God and offer up to Him what fears you have.  It is okay to have doubts but when doubts arise think back in your life when you had doubts and you were surprised by the results of the situation, that is where God shows up.  Believe in God, believe in Jesus Christ his one and only Son and trust the Holy Spirit as your guide…when you do you will sense His presence, His joy and peace.  May God’s love and peace be with you.

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“He replied, “Because you have so little faith, I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there’ and it will move.  Nothing will be impossible for you.”

Matthew 17:20-21

(This photo was taken in October of 2014 during sunrise on the island of Maui, Hawaii)

About mcalcagno

Living by faith and striving to know Him and to make Him known
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