Refuse to Live in 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
Fear is a spirit that produces feelings. When God told Joshua to not be afraid. He ws not commanding him to not "feel" fear, He was commanding him to not give in to the fear he was facing.
I oftern encourage people to "do it afraid." That basically means when fear attacks you, you need to go ahead and do whatever God is telling you to do any way. You may do it with your knees shaking or your palms sweating, but do it anyway. That's what it means to "fear not."
We can be thankful we have Scripture to meditate on when we feel afraid. God's promises strengthen us to keep pressing forward, not matter how we feel. The Word of God will give you the faith you need to overcome any feeling of fear.
Thank You Lord that I don't have to give in to a feeling of fear. With Your help, I can press forward and do what You have called me to do regardless of my feelings. Thank You, Lord that I can do it afraid. In your name we pray AMEN
Till next time this is Becky Litterer, Becky's Greenhouse Dougherty Iowa firstname.lastname@example.org