Hello Beautiful Friends,
Tonight I went to a concert called Winter Jam in Oklahoma City. Winter Jam is a huge concert with Christian artists, and they try to inspire other people through their words and music.
Tonight I was inspired.
One of the artists talked about how to choose faith over fear. We hear that saying a lot, but we don’t actually know how to apply it to our lives.
Choosing faith over fear means to put your trust in the Lord instead of worrying or being fearful. This can be hard to do because as humans we fear a lot. We fear for our family and their wellbeing, getting good grades, jobs, driving/accidents, health, money and so much more. We worry about these things when the Lord calls us to have faith.
I am just as guilty as you are: I worry about grades, my family, my future and many other things. It is a hard habit to break, but I challenge us to break it.
Let’s set up a plan to help break this bad habit.
When you feel yourself starting to worry, remind yourself of the best outcomes instead of the worst. When you start to panic, say what if's and worry yourself, pray about it to the Lord. Trust in HIS plan. Trust that He is going to guide you to His plan for you.
I have a story for you from one of the artists at Winter Jam.
He told us how he watched his mother wither away for years, suffering and growing weak, and then she died of cancer. He told us how hard that was for him, how he worried all the time and got angry at God’s plan.
He didn’t think God was listening to him because God didn’t give him what he wanted. He also said that his mother told him “to not be mad at God” when she died.
Isn’t that incredible? His mother, while she was dying, only wanted her son to love God.
Despite that, he was angry with God for a long time. But, the speaker then told us that we shouldn’t be angry at God when He doesn’t give us what we want. He shared and opened up how he realizes now that worrying and doubting God does no good. God has a plan.
This is a good story because it shows us that if we worry, get angry at God or try to change His plan, then we will never be satisfied. We will only be satisfied if we put our faith and hope in the Lord.
Love Your Friend,