No Fear Here

💛Guest Post by Mrs. Samantha Nungester

So, I’m writing this while riding in the car. I’m about 8 hours from home, with my dog in my lap and my kiddos playing in the backseat. One suitcase a piece in the trunk and fixing to stop for lunch. Can you guess what we are doing? If you guessed evacuating, you guessed right. Not exactly a trip to the Bahamas, but a trip nonetheless!

Yesterday I got a call from my husband to pack us all a bag and that we were gonna go ahead and evacuate because of a coming hurricane. My heart SANK. You ever have a moment where it’s like your brain just goes completely blank? “What do I pack? What if we need this? What if, what if, what if….” My mind is racing and my body isn’t moving an inch. Y’all, I could tangibly sense the Spirit of Fear in the room with me. Immediately out of my heart flowed this Truth: “There is no fear here. I have a spirit of power, love and a sound mind.”

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control.”
‭‭2 Timothy‬ ‭1:7‬ ‭(AMPC‬‬)

Re-read that. Now read it again. Now listen to this Truth: The “What If’s” of life are faith stealers.

I fully believe there will NEVER be a time in our lives when we aren’t faced with different opportunities to fear. There isn’t some certain level of spirituality that we reach when there aren’t obstacles anymore. But, how we choose to respond to the different circumstances that fear will offer determines if peace and victory will be the result or not. It’s not God coming down and magically working everything out that gives us the victory. It’s us CHOOSING to see that God and His Word will never fail if we take our stand in victory.

“Yet even in the midst of all these things, we triumph over them all, for God has made us to be more than conquerors, and his demonstrated love is our glorious victory over everything!”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:37‬ ‭(TPT‬‬)

So, here we are, headed to Oklahoma to spend time with family and friends and continuing to rejoice in the Lord. You know why we can do that even in the midst of so much unknown? Because He is Greater! He is faithful! And we are MORE than conquerors through Him. Now we get to sit back and watch Him work this all out for our good as we continue to believe and trust in Him.

“And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭8:28‬ ‭(NLT‬‬)

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