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  • Writer's pictureJohn Whitehead

Faith in the Midst of Fear

If, as Hebrews 11:1 tells us, “faith is being sure of what you hope for and certain of what you do not see.” Then, fear can be described as “being without hope and unsure of what we do see.”

These two are diametrically opposed to one another. Because of this, they cannot co-exist. We will either have faith or fear, which will lead us to being either certain or uncertain of whatever we are facing.

If we are honest, our faith can waver at times and when it does, it gives way to fear. Just as when we can have a faith that does not waver, we will not give in to fear.

We see examples of faithful people in both the Bible and in our world. People who have and are facing life and death situations with courage and strength because of an assurance that overcomes any fear they may have.

I am not sure about you, but I am often inspired and convicted by the faith I see in others. Just as I am saddened when I see folks who appear to have no faith and are overwhelmed by fear.

To have “faith in the midst of fear” can be difficult, but it is not impossible.

Although the struggles of life and the anxiety caused by simply living are real and can create fear; being able to find faith in the middle of our fear can help us believe better times and days are ahead.

It is our faith that will see us through the trials of in life. Here is when we find out whether we are sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

I cannot tell you how to let your faith be the anchor you hold on to as you face the fears of life. I struggle to hold on to it myself at times. What I can tell you is when we choose to let our faith be our anchor, no storm or uncertainty can dislodge us from that faith!

Choosing to do so is up to us.

The reality is “faith in the midst of fear” is not only what we can hope for, it will bring light into the areas where we cannot see!

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