Daily Devotional – Faith vs Fear

By on July 22, 2020
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Mark 11:19-25. The act of faith is believing something good will happen and the belief becomes the substance of things hoped (certainty, assured) for. The act of fear is believing something bad will happen, and the belief becomes the substance of what is expected.

 When evening came, Jesus and his disciples[e] went out of the city.

20 In the morning, as they went along, they saw the fig tree withered from the roots. 21 Peter remembered and said to Jesus, “Rabbi, look! The fig tree you cursed has withered!”

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22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly[f] I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. 25 And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” 

Experience peace because of faith

They are both actions based on belief. Fear is diametrically opposite of faith. They are mutually exclusive. They cannot function together at the same time.

Put your faith in God, and resist fear. Put your faith in what is written and trust that God has your situation under control. Give it up and give it over to His trustworthy hands. If you can’t, then ask yourself these questions:

  • Where am I placing my trust?
  • Why am I anxious about tomorrow?
  • Why can’t I just take care of today? 

 “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34 

Anxiety pops up when you walk in fear. Faith battles that very anxiety if you let it. Faith means you are putting your trust in God’s protection, his provision, and his promises. Walking in faith means that we all must acknowledge God’s sovereignty, His guidance, and His direction in our lives. Therefore, practice walking in faith at the core of your being. Simply decide to hand over your situation to the Lord and trust that He will take care of it in His way and His timing. He is faithful.

Our soul waits for the LORD; he is our help and our shield. For our heart is glad in him, because we trust in his holy name. Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us, even as we hope in you. Psalm 22:20-22

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

I thank you for your provision, protection, and your promises. Please help me lean on them when I feel afraid. Please help me to walk in a life of faith. Please help me to trust in you.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

Robin Bertram

About Robin Bertram

Robin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

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Daily Devotional – Faith vs Fear