Friday, February 7, 2014

F A I T H over fear

Do you ever feel like fear consumes you? Like, whatever your going through, you may never reach that point where you overcome it? That's how I have felt lately. Lately, I've been having an issue with falling to sleep. Either it takes forever for me to fall asleep, or I have to take a sleeping pill. It's been driving me crazy. Last night, I hardly slept at all. It's been pretty rough. I've prayed about it, cried about it, freaked out about it, and more. 

I know partially the reason behind my lack of sleep is a spiritual attack. Another big reason is that I am in grad school and teaching two public speaking classes, which both put a lot of pressure on me. Satan uses whatever I am worried about that day or am over thinking about as bate to get me to worry even more and not fall asleep. 

 I googled "Bible verses about fear" and so many different encouraging verses came up. It's crazy how powerful the word of God is.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me
Psalm 23:4

I also love this one, which says: 

In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe.
Psalm 4:8

What fears are you tackling lately in your walk with God? Remember, we are conquerors in Christ! It may not always be easy, but God promises to give us strength to get through it all if we simply just trust in Him. Funny that when we turn our fears to God's word and what He says about them, they fade away. He is good my friends, and He loves us oh so much. 

I love you guys! 

Love always, Jess


  1. I've been having the same problem lately as well as worrying about an upcoming exam-so thank you so much for your uplifting words. Just what I needed this morning! God bless you! xx

  2. This is just what I needed! I've been failing to sleep lately as well, worrying about everything that has been going on. These words really spoke to me - thank you! xx

  3. I've been struggling with fear too lately. Thanks so much for sharing these verses and I'm sorry to hear about your troubles with sleeping. I'm praying for you girl! :) I've been encouraged lately by knowing that God is bigger than all of our circumstances, problems, struggles and fears. And that we are supposed to experience full joy, not full schedules.

    Thanks again for such a great post!

    xo, gina

  4. Thanks for the Bibleverses!

    Strange ... in at least 4 german Bibletranslation, it's Ps 4:9 ... in english ones, it is Vers 8 ...

    P.S.:I accidently found this ( ) just now. Maybe it is something for you ...

    God bless you!