The fear of death, at first glimpse, may not appear to be a “feel good” topic. And yet it’s probably the most comforting topic ever to be found. Why? Because someday, we will all take our last breath, and it’s incredibly comforting to know what lies after, and where we will be going. There’s no reason to fear death, dear friend. Jesus made a way for us to live with Him forever! Listen to this podcast to learn more, and be encouraged.
Credits: Podcast by iBelieve.com, reading devotional by Rick Warren
“For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the devil, who had the power of death. Only in this way could he set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying” (Hebrews 2:14-15 NLT).
Fear Not . . .
And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.” —Luke 2:10-11, ESV
In a world where people are often paralyzed with fear, it gladdens my heart to hear that the first words the angels brought us regarding the birth of Jesus was “Fear not!”
As we celebrate the birth of Christ and look ahead to a new year, let’s remember these first words: “Fear not.” These are the same words the angel shared with the terrified shepherds that first Christmas night. These are also the same words spoken throughout the Bible 365 times!
Dear friends, whatever “fears” (anxiety, worry, doubt …) are knocking at your door this Christmas, know that you have the ability and power, through Christ, to close that door and open a new one. This new door is one that leads to love, joy, peace, power, everlasting joy in God’s presence, and HOPE! Continue reading “Merry Christmas, Fear Not . . .”
Dear Child, do not panic or fear. I am with you. I am your God. I will help you and hold you steady. When you feel anxious or afraid, remember this: I have a firm grip on you, and I am not letting you go! Receive my peace.
About Nudges: Each nudge is inspired from God’s Word, prayed over, and intended to share with those in need; forward the “Nudge”, share the love. God bless! Continue reading “Dear Child, Do Not Panic or Fear . . .”
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” —Deuteronomy 31:8
“People say to me all the time, ‘You have no fear.’ I tell them, ‘No, that’s not true. I’m scared all the time. You have to have fear in order to have courage. I’m a courageous person because I’m a scared person.” —Ronda Rousey
Continue reading “Fear Not, the Lord has Gone Before You [Quote]”
“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.”—Desmund Tutu
Are you feeling anxious and in need of prayer?
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