He will never leave you, nor forsake you!
Many times recently, God has been talking to me about not operating out of fear but out of freedom. He showed me that many of his people have been facing an increase of commotion around them and this has been inducing fear - fear for many things such as family, finance, future, relationships, work, children etc..
He showed me that many people have been struggling to quieten down the voice of fear - that, understandably their focus is on the things that are shouting the loudest. The enemy has been trying all he can to capture us with fear - however "FEAR MAKES THE WOLF BIGGER THAN HE IS"
God wants to show you how to operate out of freedom - knowing his truths about you and your situations. Showing you that fear will not prevail - that the situation you face will not overcome you - because he has overcome all things and therefore we have overcome all things.
He is calling us into a higher level of peace and rest, because out of the resting comes capacity and overflow. He's inviting us to be filled up to overflow. He only ever gives to overflow because he is such a loving and generous God - he wants to fill you up so that you no longer will be giving out of your own capacity but the capacity of his overflow! this is one characteristic of Grace, and its beautiful.
So how can we start walking more into freedom rather than fear? Faith
Holy Spirit is waiting to pour out Faith to those who ask - the amazing gift of Faith is yours for the taking. Faith comes from hearing - hearing God's truth about you. I've been drawn to many passages about finding Faith in adversity and seeing God's perspective:
Read these passages out loud as a declaration :)
James 1: 4-6
4 And then as your endurance grows even stronger it will release perfection into every part of your being until there is nothing missing and nothing lacking.
5 And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace. 6 Just make sure you ask empowered by confident faith without doubting that you will receive.
12 Let this hope burst forth within you, releasing a continual joy. Don’t give up in a time of trouble, but commune with God at all times.
33 And everything I’ve taught you is so that the peace which is in me will be in you and will give you great confidence as you rest in me. For in this unbelieving world you will experience trouble and sorrows, but you must be courageous, for I have conquered the world!”
12 If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God!
Revelation 3: 10-11
10 Because you’ve passionately kept my message of perseverance, I will also keep you from the hour of proving that is coming to test every person on earth. 11 But I come swiftly, so cling tightly to what you have, so that no one may seize your crown of victory.
"Problems will become promises as you see the world through God's eyes" - Leif Hetland
Ask God to show you his perspective and why not ask Holy Spirit for the gift of Faith - Matthew 7:11