Overwhelmed With Fear and Doubt

“Why are you frightened?” he asked. “Why are your hearts filled with doubt?” ‭Luke‬ ‭24:38‬ ‭NLT‬‬
Fear and doubt are common responses to situations we do not understand. The disciples had lost their leader and friend to the cross. He died right in front of them. They believed in Jesus as Messiah, but His death shook their confidence. Sometimes life takes a toll on my confidence. I get overwhelmed, stressed, and tired of dealing with all the ups and downs. Fear and doubt creep into my thinking.
When I am overwhelmed with fear and doubt I cling to the promises of God. I remember promises like Psalm 23 that remind me God will be with me “even in the valley of the shadow of death and I should fear no evil.” I am grateful to know I will never have to go through pain and suffering alone. God, I know You are on my side as it says in Psalms 118 so I will not fear. Fear defeats so many people and I pray you keep me from being one of them. I pray trusting You becomes simpler for me.
My prayer for you today is you will not let fear and doubt overwhelm you. My prayer for you today is you will focus on Jesus to get you through whatever challenges you’re facing and believe your best days are ahead of you.
Lord, help me to view trusting You as the prerequisite for overcoming all fear and doubt. I know as I trust in You things will be better for me in the end. Today, I am going to make a conscious decision to trust You Lord. I will not let the concerns of today create fear in my heart, defeat my spirit and steal my joy. AMEN
Questions To Consider:
What are some of my biggest fears?  
Why do I doubt? What causes doubt in my life the most?
Who are the people around me who help me when I have doubts or are afraid?  How can I utilize their strength more?
In Christ’s love and service,
Pastor Paul Marzahn