Fierce Faith: Fighting Fear & Overcoming Anxiety | You Are Not On Your Own

Here is the devotional:

God has answered many of my prayers with “no” or “not yet.” Each of those times I have been tempted to believe that God’s “no” was because he wasn’t trustworthy and his “not yet” was because he was too preoccupied to help me. Over time, I had built up quite a case against God as being worthy of my trust. (How’s that for a true confession?)

The enemy wants us to believe the lie that we can’t trust God, and he uses our past hurts and disappointments to cloud our view of God and convince us that we can’t rely on him. He is going to try to get us to see God in the way that will wound us the most.

He wants us to blame God for anything that goes wrong in our lives.

He wants us to bury and deny we ever have an issue trusting God.

He wants us to stay busy and not think about God.

He wants us to binge on the opinions of others, on food, on TV, and on the internet instead of binging on the Word or time with God.

He wants us to brood fearfully over every important situation.

By sowing these seeds of mistrust, he attacks our peace and happiness from every angle and steals the security and acceptance we enjoy in Christ. He does anything and everything he can to keep us from trusting in God.

Our job is to be aware of the enemy’s tactics and see them for what they really are: lies. Then we need to battle against the lies with truth. The truth is that we know God is trustworthy, present with us, and deeply loving towards us.

Why can we trust God? The proof of God’s goodness and his intentions for our good fill the pages of scripture. It is because we know him that we know we can trust him.

God lavishes us with love. (1 John 3:1)

God is all-knowing. (1 John 3:20)

God is loving and wants only good for us. (Psalm 86:15)

God works things out for our good. (Romans 8:28)

God is with us. (Deuteronomy 31:6)

God is our helper. (Isaiah 41:10)

God has a plan for your life. (Jeremiah 29:11)

And no one can thwart his plans. (Isaiah 14:27

Trusting God is a process. As we get to know him, to know who he is, his heart, and his nature, we find that he is wholly trustworthy. We build a history with God that is strong enough to stand against every scheme and plot of the enemy. Then when the storms of life come we are securely anchored in truth.

God is a good Father who goes before you, stands behind you, and walks beside you. We serve a good God who loves us and is worthy of our trust.


Lord, expose the lies the enemy has been speaking to me about you. Help me to see you rightly as trustworthy and good. When I begin to doubt, remind me that you are with me.  I trust that you are good at being the Lord of my life through the highs and lows. Amen.

Action Step:

Pick one of these truth declarations to speak over your life today:

I choose to believe your promises are true.

I choose to be comforted by your presence.

I can’t control the future, but I can choose to trust you.

Here are the scriptures referenced:

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 KJV

What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 KJV

Here are Stu’s thoughts:

Plain and simple…

Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear What man shall do unto me.
Hebrews 13:5‭-‬6 KJV

Ok so God didn’t let you have that dream job. That does not mean He does not love you nor does it mean you are unworthy of the job you inquired about. There can be MANY reasons God did not allow you to have that job. Stress, money, time away from family, potential sin, etc.

Now let me be as honest as the author was in their opening paragraph.

There have been many times I have asked for things and then felt unworthy of having them after God’s no or not right now.

I never doubted God per se. I doubted my own worth in His eyes to have the good things I felt I needed.

But they really were not what I needed at that time looking back.

God can be trusted even when He says no. And here’s why… He’s God. If the creator of life and the cosmos can hold it all together at all times he can definitely be trusted to take care of us.

No, we may not get it when we want it. No, it may not be exactly what we prayed for. Yes, you can get sad or even mad at Him. What you get, like I said, may not be exactly what you prayed for but I can say it’s exactly what you needed. He supplies our needs!

Will God leave you? No!

Will you walk away? Yes, you could and probably have numerous times. But a quick turnaround will have you see Him with arms open wide just waiting for your return!

There the whole time. So we are never alone. We just may feel that way because WE have quit talking to him cuz we got our feeling hurt.

Guilty!! 🙋

Yep, I’m guilty!

I’m talking to Him a lot more now😊

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