Choosing hope over fear

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Choosing hope over fearEarlier this morning I met with a friend who was ecstatic her husband is coming home this evening after a work assignment abroad. While the excitement was very tangible, she mentioned there was a deep-down gnawing feeling, one of fear, that kept cropping up. You see, he has to get on a plane to come home and yes, being 9/11 and all, her fear was understandable. While we chatted we agreed while anything could happen anywhere, we needed to focus on God’s Protection through this time.

Driving home I was reminded of a conversation I shared with my mother and sister and again it was along similar lines. We talked about how anything could happen anywhere and that wecan’t live out each day in fear, anticipating the worse could happen.

As parents, we go through the same thing.

With all the headline stories in our local newspapers detailing out the horrible things that happen out there to kids, honestly keeping them at home, protected in bubble-wrap would seem like the best option. But in all practicality we can’t do that.

We need to let go and trust God.


Someone once said, “fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.” There’s so much truth in that.

I pray, today, you will join me in choosing hope over fear.

God’s Word is living and there’s truth in it.

May we stand on His Promises to get through difficult days, as these.

Psalms 91



  1. I always turn to the promises of God because they are constant, steadfast, true. If He calls you out upon the water, He’ll hold you up! God bless you!! TRUST Him!

  2. I always try to choose hope over fear. I’m human so I am still afraid but I hold on to the hope that everything will be okay.

  3. Beautiful post… encouraging…thank you for the gentle nudge that our God is our protector at all times and in all places..

  4. I can understand her fear, we go through it every time my husband goes out of town for business. It is scary today with everything that goes on in our world.

  5. Fear tends to control my life more than it should. I have been working on this for quite some time.

  6. You have no idea how much I needed to read this. I suffer from Postpartum Anxiety and it’s been a struggle. This post came at the right time. Thank you.

  7. Great message and one that is so important. If you live your life in fear, you essentially have sentenced yourself to a lifetime in a self-made prison. You must have faith and with that you will figure out how to have hope.

  8. This is just what I needed to hear today. I always try to be hopeful and expect the best but I’ve had a situation this week that allowed some fear to creep in.

  9. Great post, and so true! Love that quote: “fear is a darkroom where negatives develop.”

  10. Fear is such a liar! It robs you of the hope of Jesus, that no matter what the circumstances, there is still Joy in knowing that we belong to Him and our future is secure. Fear comes from the enemy. Keep trusting God my dear. he is in control.

  11. A great understanding and thoughtful write up too. It’s totally understandable though, to think about tragedy on a day that marked so much of it. 🙁 I’m glad your friend’s husband is home. 🙂

  12. I completely agree. The world is a very dark place right now and our only hope is to carry Christ’s Light within us so we may shine it to the world… like you are!

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