Barefoot Devotions // Faith Over Fear Series

Faith Over Fear: Season One // Day Three

Season One // Day Three

Pondering

Blindness is a condition that induces a state of fear and anxiety. You may find yourself going in blindly to decisions you have to make or even relationships. The spirit of fear will often overcome you and cause a rippling effect of anxiety that causes you to shut down. Have you ever noticed that when you are placed under the spotlight you can’t make a decision? You clam up and lose the words that are sitting on the tip of your tongue and you just can’t get them out.  You may make a decision based on what you know, what looks appealing to your flesh, or you may not even make one at all. You are focused on the what ifs of the future, worrying about things you cannot change because they are already painted on your canvas that is slowly coming to life. All you see is a mix of colors, some are blots, and some are running together. It may feel like blindness, but you can’t see what the Lord has painted for you. You aren’t meant to. Oh, but why? Because God desires for there to be a connection between you and him. He wants you to come to him and ask for guidance and seek his will. He wants to prepare you for the moments that make you clam up, run in fear, and shut down so that when the time comes, you will stand up brave and you will stand in awe of God’s glory and see how majestic he is and feel his love that radiates through every part of your inner being. Let go of your fears of your unknown days and trust the God who knows.

Isaiah 48:17 – This is what the Lord says- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.”

John 8:12 – Again Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Ephesians 5:8 For at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light.


Praying

Heavenly Father, I come to you seeking your will for my life, remove the desires in my heart that do not line up to your will. Replace the spirit fear I feel when it comes to life with your peace that surpasses all understanding. I know that the beautiful canvas you are painting for me is far more beautiful than I can even begin to understand. Thank you for loving me that much to guide me to the finished masterpiece, away from darkness and in the light all of my days. Through my eyes my days are unknown, but I trust your will for my life as you know what is unknown to me.  In Jesus’ Name, I pray, Amen.

Practicing

Prayerfully talk with God to reveal what circumstances in your life that you are going in blindly on.

  • How is Jesus asking you to respond and trust him with the outcome?
  • Will you trust him next time you have a decision to make?
  • Go in blindly with him and let him unravel your surprise.

I hope you enjoyed Day Three and are practicing Faith Over Fear!

Do you like the series so far? Comment below and be sure to share with your friends!

Xoxo,

Hannah B.

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