Faith & Fear

It’s pretty easy to spot the opposite of something. For example: The opposite of light is dark. The opposite of good is bad. The opposite of tall is short. The opposite of faith is - what? The opposite of faith isn’t doubt - it’s fear. We fear the outcome of something when we do not have faith that it will work out the way we want it to. It may be hard for most people to admit, but fear is a driving factor in how many people live their lives. It affects decisions, relationships with other people, our futures, and our perception of God. This is how Satan wants us to live - in fear that God will not follow through on his promises for us. The temptation to be afraid is one of the greatest tests of faith. Not only does it hinder our relationship with God, but it keeps us from living a full life. How do we learn to live lives of faith rather than lives of fear? Over the next six weeks, you will discover how to combat this fear by studying the promises of God. When we search Scripture, we learn that God is full of promises: He overcomes, cares, provides, delivers, reveals, and controls so we do not have to. In the Bible there are countless stories of people just like us putting their faith before their fear, and great things happen. Through these stories, we learn that we can have faith because He has proven to be faithful. By comparing and contrasting reactions of real people in real situations, you will learn that fear can defeat, but faith can help you overcome!

Inside The Guide

Each guide is broken up into six weeks. Below is a small insight into each week.

Power: God Overcomes

In the story of David in battle in 1 Samuel 17, what words does David use to solidify his faith in God’s power?

Protection - God Cares

How much do I truly trust God to protect me from life's storms, even when I'm in the middle of one? Who or what do I naturally turn to?

Provision - God Provides

What might still cause me to fear not having what I need even when I know the promises of God in Scripture?

Promises - God Delivers

After receiving a promise that was impossible to believe, what was Abram's response before it even happened? How would I respond to an impossible promise from God?

Perspective - God Reveals

In the story of Peter and Jesus walking on water, where was Peter's focus when he walked in faith? What causes me to sometimes lose focus in my life with God?

Providence - God Controls

Jesus put his faith in the Heavenly Father above his fear of death. What are 2-3 things that Jesus could have done instead of allowing himself to be killed?

 

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