“I’m Fearful About My Future”

A young man from Indonesia wrote me through www.godlife.com .  He said he was worried and had fears about the future.

I shared with him something our pastor once said:  “There are three things we should never worry about:  the future, our circumstances and people. Yet those are the three things we most often worry about.”

Worry is sin because it indicates we are not trusting God. Trusting God is what the Christian life is all about.

Fear is not from God, it is from Satan.  Satan does not want us to trust God. He desires that Christians be fearful and powerless. We need to reject fear. Psalm 56:3 says, “When I am afraid I will trust in You (God).”  That is God’s Word and God’s Word is power!  It is also a decision you make!   I WILL trust in God!  Repeat that over and over and the fear will lift.  Speak aloud to Satan: “Get behind me Satan.  Jesus is Lord!”

Choose to thank God and praise Him for your difficulties. Why?  He asks us to.  It isn’t easy to give thanks for some things, but I have personally experienced that when I obey God, He blesses. There have been times when it was so hard to give thanks I had to grit my teeth to do it.  But immediately the peace followed. God is faithful!

  •  Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life.    Matthew 6:25 
  •  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow…     Matthew 6:34a 
  • Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.                  1 Thessalonians 5:18
  •  …always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.     Ephesians 5:20
  •  For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.     2 Timothy 1:7
  •  But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.         Revelation 21:8 KJV
  • DO NOT BE ANXIOUSby Kathleen 
    This life is temporary.  This life is short.  When this life is over, our bodies will die and become empty shells, but our souls will continue to live forever.  Where will the “real you” live?  Will you live for all eternity separated from God?  Or will you spend eternity in the presence of God in heaven?   Learn more so you can make your most important decision:   http://www.godlife.com/gospel/  and  http://www.godlife.com/en/about-christianity

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About Kathleen

God delights in working through His people as they submit to Him. Jesus said to go into all the world and preach the good news to everyone (Mark 16:15). No matter where we live on this planet, people are separated from God because of sin. We ALL need a Savior, and there’s only ONE. It brings me great joy to share Christ with the lost and lonely. Over the years I’ve learned a great deal while facilitating Bible studies. I’ve found myself on college and university campuses, the beach, the streets, the hospital, the jail and the juvenile facility for incarcerated teens sharing God’s message of love. I also serve as an online missionary with Global Media Outreach. I’ve seen countless lives transformed when people turn away from sin and turn to Jesus. The changes God makes are real and lasting. These are some of my experiences. NOTE: My stories have been altered, removing any and all identifying factors. This includes names and other particulars in order to protect confidentiality and anonymity.
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9 Responses to “I’m Fearful About My Future”

  1. Isabella S says:

    Did you sing that song? It’s wonderful!

    I don’t worry for future, I used to but now I don’t anymore. I pray and leave it all at the feet of Jesus.
    Praying this post reach more worry filled hearts.
    Hugs Kathleen

    • Kathleen says:

      Yes, Isabella, that’s a song the Lord gave me from Scripture. I’m glad you liked it! I agree with you in prayer, that this post will reach many worry-filled hearts. Thank you for stopping by!

  2. daniel says:

    Please help me know precisely the sabbath day

    • Kathleen says:

      Dear Daniel, There’s a good answer to your question at: https://gotquestions.org/Sabbath-day-rest.html
      In summary, according to Exodus 20:8–11, the Sabbath is the seventh day of the week, on which we are to rest, in remembrance that God created the universe in six days and then “rested” on the seventh day. However, today we are living in the New Testament Age. The church is under the New Covenant, established by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. The Bible nowhere describes Christians setting aside the Sabbath day as the day of worship. Traditionally, Christians have held their primary corporate worship services on Sundays, the first day of the week, in celebration of Christ’s resurrection, which occurred on a Sunday (Matthew 28:1; Mark 16:2; Luke 24:1; John 20:1). It is important to understand, though, that Sunday is not the commanded day of corporate worship, either. There is no explicit biblical command that either Saturday or Sunday be the day of worship. Scriptures such as Romans 14:5–6 and Colossians 2:16 give Christians freedom to observe a special day or to observe every day as special. God’s desire is that we worship and serve Him continually, every day, not just on Saturday or Sunday.

  3. daniel says:

    Can a sinner eat communion?

    • Kathleen says:

      Dear Daniel, According to Scripture, we are all sinners. Everyone ought to examine themselves before taking communion. Confess your sins to God first. 1 Corinthians 11:27-29 says, “Whoever, therefore, eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner will be guilty concerning the body and blood of the Lord. Let a person examine himself, then, and so eat of the bread and drink of the cup. For anyone who eats and drinks without discerning the body eats and drinks judgment on himself. You can find a more complete answer at: https://gotquestions.org/examine-yourself.html

  4. daniel says:

    Thank very much

  5. fking1371 says:

    When we experience fear, it’s important to acknowledge that it’s not the will of God for us. Fear is so debilitating. We must know how to put it under the Word of God when it comes at us.

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