PAULA MERIDA

OVERCOMING FEAR + MY TESTIMONY :

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Hello!

For today's Wonderfully Made video, I am sharing a little more about me and my testimony and I also share with you how I overcome fear. Fear is something that takes a chance on everyone and it can really hinder us from so much. I think that we all face it at some point in time but it is definitely something we should  let take control of our lives. 

Like I mention in the video, I have been a Christian all my life and learned about God and his word at a very young age, however, I feel everyone goes through things that test our faith and require us to be courageous. At least that is how it was for me. It took special circumstances for my faith to grow and for me to let go of fear and hold on to God. 

One of the greatest ways we can overcome fear is clinging on to God's word. The Bible is filled with scripture that is encouraging and reassuring of God's love towards us. Some of my favorite Bible verses in regards to overcoming fear are the following:

Joshua 1:9: "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous and do not be afraid for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."

Isaiah 41:13: "For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of  your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you."

Psalms 23:4: "Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows; Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord forever." 

2 Timothy 1:7: "For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control."
We all go through things in life where we are scared or uncertain of the future. Don't let fear take hold of you but rather take hold of God's word and realize that you are not alone and there is always a greater plan. Everything that we go through, God turns it into good, even though we don't see it at the time. 

One of my favorite songs of the moment is Hillsong United's Not Today. Take a listen to it below. It is such a great reminder of how Jesus already conquered fear for us at the cross.

I hope that you are encouraged to face life fearlessly and that you find your courageous in the Lord. 

God bless!

Love,

Paula