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4 Words That Stop Fear Every Time

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It’s the new year and we’re all excited about what God has in store for 2017. We’ve set our goals. We’ve made our plans. And we’re just glad to place 2016 behind us. We’re looking at 2017 with hope and expectancy. Well, until fear sets in spewing it’s ugly lies into our minds and hearts. You know the ones:

What if this doesn’t work out

What if this year is just going to be another failure . .  .

What if I mess up . . . again

What if they say no

What if I try and look stupid

I’m not strong enough to get it right 

I’m not smart enough to give my opinion

I can’t do this as well as her

I can’t stop doing this wrong

I won’t ever get this right

I won’t see this dream come to pass 

What if ___________

I’m not ___________

I can’t ____________

I won’t ____________

If fear has been in your ear recently you won’t have any problem filling in the blanks above.

These thoughts are not here to warn or protect you. Quite the opposite. They are here to stop you from receiving all that God has for you. Their mission is to discourage, paralyze, and destroy. We can’t let that happen. We won’t let that happen.

We must stop listening to fear and stop having conversations with the enemy. We do not negotiate with terrorist. We should stop listening to the voices who’s sole purpose is to trick us into fear and the insecurity, doubt, and worry that follows.

We must fight fear with the truth. And I’ve learned 4 simple words to stop fear in its tracks every time. You may need to whisper them to yourself in your heart or proclaim them loudly throughout your home. Either way, fear won’t have a chance when you boldly proclaim these 4 words:

I Trust You Lord.

You have a choice this year. You can trust God or you can entertain fear. But Beloved you simply can’t do both.

I want you to say these words right now: I trust You Lord.

I can feel the fear retreating right now!

If we really want to give fear a complete knock out punch we’ll do more than just say “I trust You Lord”. We’ll take it a step further and believe that our God is actually trustworthy.

We must believe that the One who formed us in our mothers wombs and had a purpose and plan for our lives before we were born will order our steps and finish what He’s started in us and our lives.

We must trust that the God who sacrificed His only Son so we my know Him loves us more than enough to provide for our cares and needs.

We must have the faith that the God who heals the sick, comforts those who are hurting, and restores the lost is also fully capable to handle the impossible you are facing today and every day to come.

If we boldly proclaim I trust You Lord what can fear say when God is greater than fear? It’s time we put fear in its place this year. It’s time we stop letting fear control us and be lead by the Lord who is sovereign over all. It’s time we stop listening to the lies of fear and let our fears know the truth: I trust You Lord.

Christina Patterson

Christina Patterson

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Christina Patterson is a wife and stay-at-home mom. She is the founder of Beloved Women, Inc., a non-profit providing resources and community for women to truly know who they are in Christ.
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53 Comments

53 Comments

  1. Maria Penero

    May 1, 2017 at 2:55 am

    Yeah and Amen!

  2. Janet Mwelwa

    April 8, 2017 at 2:09 pm

    Amen!

  3. Ronetta Berry

    April 7, 2017 at 2:59 am

    AMEN

  4. Patricia Brown McCray

    April 6, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    JRagency Wells Tam Sofancy Mccray

  5. Dedina M. Tombo

    April 6, 2017 at 9:20 pm

    Amen

  6. Nontlantla Mkhizwana

    April 6, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    AMEN

  7. Mary Kahoro

    April 6, 2017 at 5:31 pm

    Sure

  8. Beverley Van De Venter

    April 6, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Amen

  9. Malefu Eunice Moloi Mannyeo

    April 6, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Holy is thy land.

  10. Thomas Kanyelwa

    April 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

    U

  11. Carolwi Wint

    April 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm

    Amen & amen!!!!

  12. Kimberly Biagas Washington

    April 6, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Amen.

  13. Kimberly Biagas Washington

    April 6, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    Love it!!!

  14. Pachumba Nguni

    April 6, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Amen

  15. Zippy Abigail Philips

    April 6, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    True

  16. Angelina Dowdell

    April 6, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    U never underestimate anyone when god have a for u because he’s number 1

  17. Njerie Rose

    April 6, 2017 at 12:07 pm

    Amen

  18. Njerie Rose

    April 6, 2017 at 12:04 pm

    Praise b to Jesus am on Holy Ghost fire

  19. Conanne Hassan

    April 6, 2017 at 11:42 am

    Oooh yes

  20. Janet Warren

    April 6, 2017 at 11:22 am

    I told my daughter’s that years ago…

  21. Bee Lee

    April 6, 2017 at 10:22 am

    AMEN

  22. Gifty Macmillan

    April 6, 2017 at 9:48 am

    Amen, indeed

  23. Blessings Mpunga

    April 6, 2017 at 9:47 am

    Amen.

  24. Nambozo Alleni

    April 6, 2017 at 9:15 am

    Sooo true

  25. Shireen Naidoo

    April 6, 2017 at 8:51 am

    AMEN

  26. Irene Kagwiria

    April 6, 2017 at 7:54 am

    Amen

  27. Neo Ntobong

    April 6, 2017 at 7:52 am

    true

  28. Lydia Njogu

    April 6, 2017 at 6:50 am

    I tell you

  29. Faith S'thembile

    April 6, 2017 at 6:29 am

    Amen

  30. Terry Daley

    April 6, 2017 at 6:07 am

    Amen

  31. Meisie Makolane

    April 6, 2017 at 5:38 am

    amen

  32. Cheryl Robinson

    April 6, 2017 at 5:25 am

    Yes! And I’m praying for out country!

  33. MelindaAnn Bailey

    April 6, 2017 at 5:10 am

    THANK YOU JESUS !! ~♡~

  34. Marsja van der Westhuizen

    April 6, 2017 at 4:58 am

    Amen

  35. Marie France Nzinga

    April 6, 2017 at 1:33 am

    Amen

  36. Angela Santiago

    April 6, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Amen

  37. Ellah Reu Cabaya

    April 5, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Amen

  38. Cathy Ume

    April 5, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    Amen. Amen. Thank you Jesus Christ.

  39. Melody Smith

    April 5, 2017 at 10:58 pm

    Seems simple yet so very hard to do.

  40. Judith Reeder

    April 5, 2017 at 10:50 pm

    Amen

  41. Dee Jones

    April 5, 2017 at 10:02 pm

    Amen

  42. Ngozika Christopher

    April 5, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    AMEN

  43. LaVerne Richardson

    April 5, 2017 at 9:53 pm

    Amen !!

  44. Dee Young

    April 5, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    AMEN

  45. Chato Samson Natividad

    April 5, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Van Essa

  46. Aminah Kazibwe

    April 5, 2017 at 9:30 pm

    Truest

  47. Unity Garawaziva

    April 5, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Always a conqueror!

  48. Irma Vidaurri

    April 5, 2017 at 9:18 pm

    Amen!!!!

  49. Frances Jones

    April 5, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Got that so Right..Amen

  50. Carlender Edwards-Davenport

    April 5, 2017 at 9:00 pm

    Amen

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    April 5, 2017 at 8:59 pm

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