Fear And Faith

perfect love casts out fear, based on bible verse

Spirituality and fear

If you are going deeper with your spirituality, both fear and faith will be a part of your marvellous journey.

The spiritual journey is one in which we allow God or Spirit to lead us.

It is a journey in which we are invited to let go of attachment to anything that we value more than the spiritual connection. This can mean there are times of perceived loss.

A moment of spiritual surrender is often a moment of bliss or peace, but the moment before it happens can be a moment of fear as we wonder what will happen. It can feel like a risk to hand over our lives to God.

For all these reasons, a person of faith is less likely to live a comfortable and predictable life than someone who walks only in this world.



Fear and faith in response to a challenge in your life

Fear may accompany many different life challenges, especially if a series of difficult events leaves you facing an uncertain future.

As people of faith, we can use such challenges as an invitation to put our roots down into God's love.

Through our spirituality, we can find a stability in a time of change.

To receive Releasing Judgment, a FREE ebook
or just to keep in touch, sign in below.

Your email will definitely not be misused
and you can unsubscribe at any time.
With love, Katherine

Fear and illness

My main life challenge has been to live with severe chronic illness (Myalgic Encephalomyelitis /CFS).

Fear and illness often go hand in hand.

It is natural at times to feel more fear as we imagine what a symptom means or how long it will last.

Again, we can call on God in such times to be our stability.

We can allow God to be the rock on which we build our lives.


fear and faith bible verse

Fear vs faith - how are they similar, how are they different?

Fear Definition: Fear is when we react to an undesired event as though it is already happening.

Now, let us consider a similar definition of faith:

Faith Definition: Faith is when we react to a desired event as though it is already happening.

This is such an important definition of faith that it is worth repeating:
Faith is when we react to a desired event as though it is already happening.”

With both fear and faith we feel the way we would if something that has not yet happened is already happening.

If we are an expert at fear, we can learn to be an expert at faith.
It is the same skill directed differently!

We can love ourselves complete with any feeling of fear. And then gently direct our thoughts and emotions towards calm and peace - a place of faith.

How do the letters F.E.A.R help us to move from fear to faith?

Fear vs faith

What do the letters FEAR stand for....?

What do the letters FAITH stand for....?

False
Evidence
Appears
Real,

But....

Fervent,
A
ctive,
I
nvitation
T
estifies to
H
im.

fear and faith as acronyms

Whatever fear rises in you today, I pray for God's love to enfold you and remind you that you are Love itself.

Please say this prayer for me too :-)

Dear God,

Your perfect love casts out our fear.

Thank you.

Amen

This little prayer to overcome fear is based on the following bible verse about fear.

“... perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment.”
(1 John 4:18, NIV)

With the Love we are,

Katherine

Katherine T Owen, webmaster,
Author of Be Loved, Beloved (Kindle)

Articles relevant to Fear and Faith

What is faith anyway? Move to read an article on Faith Definition.


Please respect the author's copyright. I am delighted if you choose to share on social media, but please do NOT reproduce any of the contents of this page without permission.
© Katherine T Owen



To receive
Releasing Judgment,
a FREE ebook

or to keep in touch...

Please be assured - I will NOT pass on your e-mail address to anyone else.





Be Loved
Beloved

15 Spiritual Love Poems
God Love Self Love

(by the author of a-spiritual-journey-of-healing.com)

For 14 years, Katherine T Owen was severely disabled with Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, unable to walk, with little speech, and with inadequate care.

Katherine's small beautiful collection of poems take the reader with her as she journeys to know both self love and
God's love.

If you don't have a kindle, you can download FREE software to read the kindle book on your computer.


Buy the paperback on Lulu

Click to preview or BUY
the PAPERBACK


"One thing that struck me was the stripping of ego in the work. Most of us have a comfy ego façade, but weakness and disease tore Katherine’s away. The poems in Be Loved Beloved come from the heart."

Dana Taylor, Author of Ever-Flowing Streams: Tapping into Healing Energy

What's New?

  1. Christian rap poetry

    Christian rap style of poetry. Modern poems by young people. Feeling saved and being given a new start.

    Read More

  2. Poems based on Bible verses

    Visitors share poems based on Bible verses. Christian poetry. Biblical. Often including direct quotes.

    Read More