Posts with the tag “fear”

Finding Refuge in God's Protection
by Delman Coates on February 22nd, 2024
"Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me." - Psalm 23:4   In Psalm 23:4, the psalmist paints a vivid picture of walking through the darkest valley, finding solace in the comforting presence of the shepherd's rod and staff. In exploring the theme of protection, we delve into the assurance that Jesus, our good ...  Read More
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The Power of Spiritual Detox
by Delman Coates on November 3rd, 2023
"Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me." – Psalm 51:10   In a world consumed by the desire for physical detoxification and cleansing, we often forget the need for a spiritual detox. We invest our time and resources in detox programs for our bodies while overlooking the importance of cleansing our minds and spirits. Just as our physical health requires attention, our...  Read More
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Having a Supportive Corner that Sees Beyond Your Past
by Delman Coates on September 29th, 2023
"Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus." - Romans 8:1Life's journey often involves navigating through the landscape of our past. We all have chapters filled with both victories and stumbles, moments of growth, and lessons learned. In this journey, having people in your corner who don't judge your past becomes a precious gift—a testament to the grace and love tha...  Read More
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Letting Go and Trusting God
by Delman Coates on September 11th, 2023
"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." - Matthew 6:34   In the book "Attached to God," a powerful story emerges, painting a vivid picture of a 5-year-old at a county fair. The child clutches a balloon tightly, fearing that it might drift away in the wind. With a firm knot around his fingers, he believes he has secured ...  Read More
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Trusting in the Unknown
by Delman Coates on August 6th, 2023
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” - Proverbs 3:5-6   Life is full of uncertainties. We often find ourselves in situations where we don’t know when or how things will work out. In these moments, it’s easy to let fear and doubt creep in. However, these are the times when our faith in G...  Read More
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Finding Rest in God
by Ministry Support on June 6th, 2023
“Those who walk uprightly enter into peace and rest on their couches.” - Isaiah 57:2  The prophet Isaiah comforts us with the promise of rest that awaits the faithful after death. This rest is not an ordinary one, but a sacred rest that comes only from God. It's a rest that we can find solace in knowing that our loved ones have finally entered into after all their struggles and pain on earth. The ...  Read More
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Anything is Possible
by Delman Coates on March 3rd, 2023
“But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not be faint.” - Isaiah 40:31  While the world tells us not to get our hopes up too high, it seems that a careful and close examination of God’s Word suggests that God wants us to do just the opposite. He wants us to get our hopes up.  He says...  Read More
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The Shoulders on Which We Stand
by Delman Coates on January 17th, 2023
“I have told you all this so that you may have peace in me. Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows. But take heart, because I have overcome the world.” - John 16:33  As we continue to discuss the value in telling our stories, over the next few days, I want to highlight a few reasons why you should share your life story—even the bad and the ugly.  The first reason is as a reminder of t...  Read More
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The Ministry of Presence
by Ministry Support on December 20th, 2022
“Then some Jews arrived from Antioch and Iconium and won the crowds to their side. They stoned Paul and dragged him out of town, thinking he was dead. But as the believers gathered around him, he got up and went back into the town. The next day he left with Barnabas for Derbe.” - Acts 14:19-20  The 14th chapter of the book of Acts gives us a picture of what is perhaps the greatest role the church ...  Read More
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He Is The Provider
by Ministry Support on August 5th, 2022
“Then the angel of the Lord called you again to Abraham from heaven. ‘This is what the Lord says: Because you have obeyed me and have not withheld even your son, your only son, I swear by my own name that I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore.” - Genesis 22:15-17   We have looked the last couple of days at...  Read More
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Let God Be God
by Ministry Support on February 4th, 2022
“He said: “Listen, King Jehoshaphat and all who live in Judah and Jerusalem! This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” - 2 Chronicles 20:15  There are some things we cannot handle alone. The Lord tells Jehoshaphat in 2 Chronicles 20 to not be afraid because God is an ever-present help in time of trouble. ...  Read More
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False Evidence Appearing Real
by Ministry Support on January 30th, 2022
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10  A passenger hopped into his rideshare vehicle in order to get to a meeting on a busy morning. Not being too familiar with the area, he tapped his driver on the shoulder to ask about the route. However, the tap startled the d...  Read More
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A Shield and Reward
by Ministry Support on November 15th, 2021
“For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love, and self-discipline.” - 2 Timothy 1:7  We must be careful not to let doubt creep in in our waiting season. We all face doubts, fears, and uncertainties in life every now and then. With the passing of time, frustration begins to infiltrate our spirit, and we become fixated on our circumstances rather than on the one who c...  Read More
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Fearing The Unknown
by Ministry Support on November 14th, 2021
“Fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” - Hebrews 12:2  The Bible speaks a lot about trusting God and on waiting for His timing because both of these commands can be challenging. One reason is because of the fear that is associated with trusting in the u...  Read More
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Just Stand Up
by No Limits on August 29th, 2021
“I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” – Philippians 4:13If faith is the realm in which God operates, fear is the realm in which Satan operates. Fear keeps you stuck. It paralyzes you from the actualization of your full potential. Fear will have you thinking about comfortability instead of greater opportunity. Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “fear defeats more people than any other ...  Read More
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Faith Over Fear
by No Limits on August 27th, 2021
“And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” – Hebrews 11:6One way to lose your power is to succumb to fear. One of the enemy’s most popular tactics is to convince you to be fearful of your situation, as opposed to having faith. God called Jonah to “Go at once to Nineveh, that great...  Read More
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Are You Afraid?
by No Limits on August 26th, 2021
“For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” – Jeremiah 29:11Over the last couple of days, we have talked about the plan God has for you—how God wants to continually grow you. He wants to make you like Jesus, and He wants to use you for great work for His kingdom. The plans God has for you are greater than you...  Read More
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Fear of Walking Away
by Ministry Support on June 19th, 2021
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. ” - Isaiah 41:10    Over the last few days we have covered why we miss signs when it comes to getting in (or out) of relationships, and the reasons we often ignore or dismiss these signs. As we conclude this conversation, let's discuss one o...  Read More
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Power Over Fear
by Ministry Support on April 6th, 2021
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 1:3)In Paul’s letter to the Ephesians, he offers so much wisdom and guidance on how to overcome fear. In his letter, he wanted the Ephesians then, and us now, to know that the power of Christ and Christ alone was sufficient to sustain them during dif...  Read More
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Unorthodox Decision-Making
by Ministry Support on April 3rd, 2021
When the Lord began to speak through Hosea, the Lord said to him, “Go, marry a promiscuous woman and have children with her, for like an adulterous wife this land is guilty of unfaithfulness to the Lord.” So he married Gomer daughter of Diblaim, and she conceived and bore him a son. (Hosea 1:2-3)It’s one thing to say that we should be open to God speaking and moving in unorthodox ways, but it’s an...  Read More
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Let Go Of Others’ Opinions
by Ministry Support on June 11th, 2020
Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings, or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a servant of Christ. (Galatians 1:10) So many of us would consider ourselves people-pleasers. We’re always concerned about what other people are saying or thinking about the way we live our lives. We’re afraid people will notice, judge, or laugh a...  Read More
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