How to Turn Fear Into a Blessing

So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when he adopted you as his own children.Now we call him, “Abba, Father.” – Romans 8:15

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Do you find yourself living in fear? Fear is such a real challenge in any life, but in the life faced with chronic illness, fear takes on a life of its own.

We are so much more attuned to our frailties. We are more aware of our boundaries and limitations. We are so much more conscious of death racing at us with the speed of an oncoming train. Day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute… aware that each one could be our last.

But oh, friends, what a blessing we have been given. You see, for everyone who shares this spinning ball with us, each moment could be the last. But most are completely unaware. They go about their days oblivious to the moments they are missing, the memories they are wasting, and the opportunities that are presented to them each day.

Grab hold of your gift. Don’t let another moment pass you by. You have the honor of being aware of the fleeting nature of our life here. Make every memory count. Use every opportunity to its fullest. Don’t miss a single thing.

And don’t forget to thank God for the awareness. Turn that fear right on its ear by making it the biggest blessing of your day. Twist the shape of it til it’s unrecognizable as anything but a privilege. Make each moment count and count each moment on a breath of gratitude.

And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. – 1 John 4:17-18

Heavenly King, Thank You for your blessings that sometimes come in disguise. Help us to never embrace fear. In Jesus’ Name, Amen…


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Shelly

10 Comments on “How to Turn Fear Into a Blessing

    • So happy to have you here rejoicing with me, Joan! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

    • Thank you for blessing me with your comment, Anita! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  1. This is so very interesting because some of my friends were talking about fear, not to long ago. What a stinker that thing is that keeps us bond up. I love how you said to turn it on it’s ear. Yes!

    • Fear is one of the wiliest tools the devil uses against us! So glad to see you here, Tammy! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  2. All glory to Almighty God for loading us daily with Heavenly blessings. There are for sure, blessings in fear. The Bible says, God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of a sound mind !

    If we have faith, we will tell a mountain to move and it shall move !

    Thanks for reminding us this, Shelly !

    -M

    • The love that God gives us casts out all fear and makes even that memory a blessing. Praising Him with you today, Michelle! Heart Hugs, Shelly <3

  3. “Make each moment count and count each moment on a breath of gratitude.” Amen, friend. Love you.

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