Fear is a Bully...But God is Stronger

A few nights ago my daughter and I started talking about the future—our hopes, possible plans and our fears. Late at night isn’t my best time for this type of conversation, but there we were. I was already tired and a little emotional and I found myself getting stuck on the fears. I felt it when it started—the tight feeling in my chest and tears threatening to spill, and I knew I had to interrupt my thoughts.

We decided to call it a night and get ready for bed. Sometimes a change in activity or topic of conversation is all it takes to change the mind’s focus. But often times, it’s not that easy.

I reminded myself that while what I feared was possible and could happen someday, it wasn’t imminent. As far as I knew, it wasn’t likely to happen, in the near future…or at all.

Fear can be a bully. It wants to stop us in our tracks and paralyze us from moving forward. Fear wants to spoil today and make us dread tomorrow.

Please join me at Candidly Christian where we're talking about fear and reminding ourselves that God is stronger and more powerful than this bully....Fear is a Bully (But God is Stronger)

In Christ,

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  1. Grateful for your openness here, Laura. Heading off to read the rest.

  2. Laura, funny that you should mention about those late night chats. Our guest blogger, Christine, discusses that as part of her guest post today.

    Headed over to Candidly Christian to read the rest of this. Fear < GOD

    Thanks for linking up at InstaEncouragements!

  3. Oh, fear is such a tricky thing. And I just had a late night chat with my tween. It was good, but hard at the same time.

  4. You are right, fear is a bully. Going to read the rest. xo

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