Overcoming Fear and Doubt with Faith…


The lyrics of the following song remembered and sung by millions, sings:

’Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
Just to take Him at His Word;
Just to rest upon His promise,
And to know, “Thus saith the Lord!”

Refrain:
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er;
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!

As we prepare to move, as humans, we do have some doubts and fears like will we find the right movers, the right temporary housing, the right rental, will our cat survive…and so on goes the questions and some fears. Above all, the biggest question is – will we make it in this new land with our dream to open a community-style coffee shop?

After all, my husband and I have spent most of our lives close to home, family, friends, and familiar sights here in Washington State. He was born in Hawaii and I’m a true Washingtonian – born and raised here. Now, we are preparing to step off into this new adventure….Will we be blessed on this adventure?

After all, James 1:6-8 (NIV) reads: “But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord. Such a person is double-minded and unstable in all they do.”

After all, I truly believe we will be blessed on this adventure as we prepare for this move.

After all, prior to this passage, James commands us to consider is pure joy as we face trials like this adventure as James 1:2-5 (NIV) reads “Consider it pure joy…whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

After all, we are putting our trust in Jesus and know that He will be there for us as we prepare for the biggest adventure of our life. And, as He continues to protect and bless us even during hardship, we will continue to be thankful and trust in Jesus through it all.

Therefore, after all, I am finding it joyful and exciting as we face this testing with this new adventure. I am looking forward to this adventure and the new life my husband and I will be facing in a new land.

After all,
I’m so glad I learned to trust Thee,
Precious Jesus, Savior, Friend;
And I know that Thou art with me,
Wilt be with me to the end.

What fears are you facing as you prepare for a new journey or vision? Who or what are you trusting to see you through your trials, temptation, or even testing of your faith?

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4 comments on “Overcoming Fear and Doubt with Faith…

  1. Ann – we are embarking on a similar journey ourselves – out of state! Moving to Northern California to be live in managers at an independent senior community – don’t know which city yet – but we would love to be back in Northern California as we pastored there on the coast when our children were small. I’m retiring from my music teaching business of 18 years at the end of the summer and Greg will be transitioning from doing weddings and funerals full time here in the Northwest. We have a lot to do – including selling our furniture and renting our home – but we feel confident like you do – that God is leading our steps. Good for you! Go where you feel better and have a better quality of life for sure!

    • Same here. We just spent the morning going through the stuff at our in-laws and storage unit to start figuring what we doesn’t need to tag along with us. what moving company are you using and when is your move? We plan to leave by the end of aug/early September. Sounds like an exciting adventure and journey for you too. I’ll be praying for you.

      • Same time frame for us! We hope to rent our home by September 1st but could vacate by the 26th of August. We are looking into using a “Pod” and have looked at Mayflower as having the best prices. Check them out!

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