๐Ÿ“ A word for each day of the year ๐Ÿ“

A word for each day of the year - Fear not

I was reading a Bible quiz post by one of the bloggers I follow on WordPress. And in the post, she mentioned that โ€œDo not be afraidโ€ was written 365 times. I was spurred (or maybe curious as I can beโ€ฆ ๐Ÿ™ˆ) to read more about it online. And yeah, it was stated likewise. That was interesting and reassuring for me you know. ๐Ÿ™‚

Why was it reassuring, you ask?

So the words โ€œDo not be afraidโ€ and in another version โ€œfear notโ€ was mentioned 365 times. Itโ€™s like God knew how worrisome we can be as humans. Especially when situations are spiraling down, right in front of our eyes and we seem to have lost control of how to handle it.

In such times we are full of anxiety and we end up picking up worry alongside it. Because we do not know what will happen next.

As much as I will like to say โ€œoh yeah, Iโ€™ve got it together myselfโ€. Iโ€™ll say Nah!, because some days, my mind is all over the place. And even when Iโ€™m reminded not to fear, as His words have been written for our edification, I still find it difficult to โ€œworry notโ€ as we are admonished to.

In retrospect, I will say that Iโ€™m a lot better than I was. Because I can be such a worrisome person without Godโ€™s help. ๐Ÿ™ˆ

And I got better with this, when He taught me that my feelings as much as they are valid (hence, I shouldnโ€™t ignore or disregard it but address it), it is still not my reality in Him.

We choose to believe instead of being fearful

So whenever my head or mind is racing all over the place, if I choose to focus on His word which is my reality in Him, my head and mind will eventually catch up with it. And His word becomes my true reality. Hence, I not only confess that โ€œI fear notโ€ by faith, but I truly am at the point where Iโ€™m choosing courage not to be afraid. And to be strong and of good courage just as He told Joshua.

โ€œHave not I commanded you? Be strong, vigorous, and very courageous. Be not afraid, neither be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.โ€

Joshua 1:9 AMPC

For me, these words said to Joshua (โ€œBe strong and very courageousโ€) rings in my head a lot. But then Iโ€™m not always that. ๐Ÿ˜Œ So far, choosing to trust the God at work in me even when my head is getting in the way, has been of great help as well in such moments. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

โ€œ[Not in your own strength] for it is God Who is all the while effectually at work in you [energizing and creating in you the power and desire], both to will and to work for His good pleasure and satisfaction and delight.โ€

Philippians 2:13 AMPC

So while we are faced with many situations, most of which might trip us off. And cause sleepless night(s) because we are soaked up in worry. Iโ€™ll like to remind you to โ€œfear not!, instead be of good courage in Himโ€.

Decide to choose the reality of the words He has given to you and I, before time for each day. Yeah each of the 365 mentioned โ€œfear notโ€ is for each day of the year. God has given you a tool to fight that fright lurking around.

As a child of God, God has made His provisions available for you

Itโ€™s a choice we have to make to either believe His words or not. Regardless of our choice, the provision has already been made available in Him to choose courage rather than fear. ๐Ÿ“

Will you join me in saying this prayer:

Father, thank you for giving me the assurance of your presence through your word. I am sorry I have lingered so much in fear and fright. Henceforth, I choose to fear not. I choose to believe that you have the alarming situation before me handled, just as you stood up to the raging storm before the disciples. I am thankful, because I have a father who never sleeps nor slumber on my lot. Thank you, Abba. Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

Reference verses for you:

1. โ€œFear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Behold, all they that were incensed against thee shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with thee shall perish. Thou shalt seek them, and shalt not find them, even them that contended with thee: they that war against thee shall be as nothing, and as a thing of nought. For I the LORD thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.โ€ Isaiah 41:10-13 KJV

2. โ€œThe LORD is the portion of mine inheritance and of my cup: Thou maintainest my lot.โ€ Psalm 16:5 KJV

3. โ€œBehold, He who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.โ€ Psalm 121:4 AMPC

4. โ€œAnd He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now! Be still (muzzled)! And the wind ceased (sank to rest as if exhausted by its beating) and there was [immediately] a great calm (a perfect peacefulness).โ€ Mark 4:39 AMPC

The Lord wants us to choose His rest, even when all the enemy wants us to see is how helpless we are. And the choice to believe His word even when our head doesnโ€™t make sense of it, is one you and me have to make. That in our believing, it becomes our reality. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

Itโ€™s time for us to choose to see how โ€œHelpedโ€ we are. If you are still in doubt, do read the reference verses aforementioned again. ๐Ÿ“

Remember you are loved and you have an intentional father. He has given you all you need to weather that storm or challenge you are facing. โค๏ธ

๐ŸŒผ#HCCounsels#๐ŸŒผ

28 Comments Add yours

  1. justine love says:

    I will not fear

    My daily declaration

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    1. Yeah! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ

      Wishing you a blessed, Thursday. ๐Ÿค—

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  2. Thank you for sharing this encouraging post.

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    1. Glad to. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      You are welcome, maโ€™am.

      Wishing you and the family a pleasant day. โค๏ธ

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  3. Joshua 1:9โ€ฆone of my favs. Our feelings can often be very misleading when it comes to the promises of God concerning our life. Itโ€™s up to us to believe in His word and stand firm in our confession of the word.

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    1. Yay! Nice to know. ๐Ÿ™‚
      True! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      A section we have to make, deliberately! – His word always.

      Do have a blessed Thursday, sis. ๐Ÿค—

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  4. Dawn says:

    Thank you! This was perfect for me today as I am learning to fear less and trust God and embrace His love more ๐Ÿ’•โœ๏ธ

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    1. You are welcome, big sis. ๐Ÿค—
      Glad to know this. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Thanks to Abba for His words to us in time. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

      Do have an amazing day ahead. โค๏ธ

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  5. vgeorg says:

    Amazingly written. Blessings ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ’–

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    1. Thank you, sir. ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

      My greetings to the family. Wishing you all an amazing day. ๐Ÿค—

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  6. Manu says:

    A very encouraging reminder to take our fears to God, we need not fear because He is with us.
    Blessings to you Mercy.

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    1. Glad to know this. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ Yes!!
      You summed it up great! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป

      My greetings to the family, maโ€™am. โค๏ธ

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  7. FavourEfiok says:

    I didn’t know about the stats but now it’s so satisfying to know.

    It shows how much God knows us and seeks to see us living optimally. . .devoid of fear

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    1. Smiles. Nice to know I wasnโ€™t the only one on this table. ๐Ÿ˜
      Yes! And comforting too. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

      Absolutely! He is so intentional in His ways towards us. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Do have a blessed Thursday, sis. ๐Ÿค—

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  8. Fear is bait for defeat. When a phrase is repeated many times, it is a sign that it is crucial. Thanks for sharing this great post with us. God bless you.๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Hmm. True!
      We canโ€™t achieve anything in fright.
      Yes! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      Glad to, bro. And thank God for His words to us. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ™‚
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Wishing you a pleasant day. ๐Ÿค—

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  9. HYGINUS says:

    Thank u very much for this great post,More Blessing.

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    1. You are welcome, Hyginus. ๐Ÿค—
      Amen. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป
      Blessings, Fam

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  10. I will focus on God’s word and my head and mind have no choice but to follow!

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    1. Yasss! ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป
      Blessings to you, sis. ๐Ÿค—

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  11. jesusluvsall says:

    God tells us to no fear and gives the reason- He is with us.

    Beautiful smile in your picture little sister ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Yes! ๐Ÿ’ฏ
      We can rely on His presence, always. ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿป

      Thank you, big bro. ๐Ÿ˜Š
      Wishing you a beautiful and calm Thursday. ๐Ÿค—

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  12. Israel says:

    Thanks for the word

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    1. Glad to share.
      Thanks to Abba for His ever reassuring words. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Blessings, Israel. ๐Ÿค—

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  13. This is exactly what I need to remember DAILY from the Word of God!

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    1. Glad to read your comment, maโ€™am. ๐Ÿค—
      Bless God for His reassuring words to us. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ
      Do have a splendid weekend. โค๏ธ

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