Drowning fear with Faith

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By Brandon Eskew


 

Fear is faith in the enemy.  Fear is forgetting that Jesus has plans for us, and that everything that CAN go wrong, WILL go wrong.  If this is the case, then why do so many believers become trapped by this lie of the enemy every single day?  If I myself am honest, I will tell you that I have battled with fear for a majority of my life.  There were nights that fear gripped me so tight that I questioned if Jesus still loved me.  My vision of who Jesus was and His power was masked behind the fog of doubt and unbelief because of the toll that fear had taken on me.  Maybe as you are reading this blog, you have found yourself in the same place or position.  I hope that this post will help you as it has helped me.  I believe that by the end of this message, you will be free from the grip of fear, and strengthened by the power of Faith in our God. 


“Through the grace and knowledge of Jesus and His word, the giant of fear has already been killed and conquered when Jesus died on the cross for us.”


 

What I am starting to realize is that fear was and is a battle we were never called to fight.  Through the grace and knowledge of Jesus and His word, the giant of fear has already been killed and conquered when Jesus died on the cross for us.   However, just because the giant you are facing is dead, doesn’t mean that it isn’t still deadly.  If we are not careful as believers, the giant of fear that was vanquished by the Power of Jesus, can still wrap itself around us to choke the life out of us.  

So how do we overcome a life gripped by fear, and live in freedom found in Jesus?  If we take a moment and look at the life of a man named David, we will see how he overcame a giant that stood against him.  We defeat fear by what we see with our eyes, and what we say with our mouth!  In 1 Samuel 17, after being mocked by a giant named Goliath, David chose to see something different than the rest of Saul’s army.  When the Israel army was “dreadfully afraid”, David chose to chase after the fear that was holding so many captive.  So how did David see the same giant in such a different way then the rest of Saul’s army?  I believe that his soul was well in a moment of distress because he chose to look through eyes of Faith.  

 


“When our soul has eyes of faith we are anchored in God’s unfailing love, and trust in His plan that He has for us.”


When our soul has eyes of faith we are anchored in God’s unfailing love, and trust in His plan that He has for us.  We know that His plan is to prosper us, and to make a way for us even if there doesn’t seem to be a way.  Faith is realizing that we will face giants in our life, but those giants cannot defeat us.  Faith produces strength for the soul.  Faith gives peace in the midst of a storm.  Faith brings freedom in moments of life that we seem to be held captive by the lies of the enemy. 

 


“I would encourage you today to stop fighting fights, that you were not called to fight in the first place.”


 

When you are faced with odds all against you, we can surrender those fears to a galaxy creating God to fight that battle for us.  I would encourage you today to stop fighting fights that you were not called to fight in the first place.  Hand over the worry from financial instability after losing your job to our provider Jesus Christ.  After the divorce, surrender your loneliness to the Friend who sticks closer than a brother.  In the Kingdom of God, surrender births freedom.  Surrender your giants, surrender your worries, surrender your fear to Jesus Christ and allow Him to fight and bring victory to you.  Faith helps us to surrender our battles to Jesus, and not have worry about the outcome.  When God is for us, who can be against us?  When the weight of fear is crushing us, Faith that God’s plan still holds true will give us strength. 

 

For His Glory 

 

 

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Hello everyone!

The Always Hope Goods staff would like to thank you for being a part of something special!  Bringing the Hope of Jesus Christ to the people of this world is the most exciting thing you can do, and we could not accomplish this without your help!  Through your support we are reaching new people every single day for the glory of God!

These are exciting times, and we pray that you are having a wonderful summer!  It is the hottest part of the year in most places, so why not check out some of the gear at Always Hope Goods! PLEASE!  If you have purchased any of our t-shirts, take a moment and share a picture to >>> alwayshopegoods@gmail.com wearing your AHG gear.

We would love to hear from you!

 

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This week at Always Hope Goods, there are a lot of exciting, and new things happening!  Before we get into new items that have been added to the store, let us first thank you very much for helping us spread the message of Hope to the world!  We love clothing, fashion, and design, but what is more important than that, is sharing the love of Jesus through wearing Hope literally.

Below, you will see some of the new designs of hats that has hit the store already, but we would encourage you to go and check out the Always Hope website for all the new designs!  Again, thank you for your loyalty to Always Hope Goods, and helping us spread the message of God’s unending love!  Feel free to share this post with friends who may not know about Always Hope Goods!

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We pray that your summer is going great, and has been full of laughter, love, and rest!  First, let us take a moment to thank you for your support in helping us bring the message of true Hope to the world through Always Hope Goods!  We could not chase after this dream without you!

As summer continues to heat up, we would like to encourage you to take a moment and visit the Always Hope website to check out our TANK COLLECTION.  We have great new styles, and a lot of our previous collections to choose from!

Please, if you have any questions, feel free to contact us at —-> alwayshopegoods@gmail.com

If you would like to share a message of God’s faithfulness in your own life, please email us using the above email!  The stories of the goodness of God fuel us to keep pressing to share the love of Jesus to the world!  Thank you again!

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Happy Tuesday everyone!

I would like to take a moment to share what exciting things are happening at Always Hope Goods this week!  First, let me take the opportunity to thank you for your continual support of so much more than a clothing company!  With the purchases you have made, we have together been able to spread a message of Hope to the world through the gospel of Jesus!  That is exciting!

We are encountering some of the hottest temperatures of the year so far, and we have great, light-colored, summer styles just for you!  I would encourage you to take a moment to head over to Always Hope Goods and check out all the different styles!

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at >> AlwaysHopeGoods@gmail.com

Also, if you want to share an encouraging story of God’s faithfulness in your life, please share with us using the above email.  It is fuel for us as we continue to do what God has called us to do!  We love you!  Have a great week!

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I would like to take a minute to tell you what exciting things are happening this week at Always Hope Goods!  As always, we first want to thank you for being a customer to so much more than just a clothing brand.  You have bought into a great message that helps spread the love of Jesus that brings Hope to our world!  Your loyalty is encouraging!

As summer continues to heat up, we want to encourage you to check out our website for all the great summer fits.  We have a number of great tanks and t-shirts for both GUYS and GIRLS.   Below, are a few options we have selected for this week to display but there is MUCH more at the Always Hope Goods website.

If you have any questions, feel free to email us at >>>alwayshopegoods@gmail.com

Also, please consider taking a moment to share your story of Hope with us by emailing us.  We love to be encouraged by the work God is doing in our lives, and in yours as well.

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I would like to update you on all the exciting things happening at Always Hope Goods!  First, let me take the time to thank you for your loyalty to spread the message of Hope by wearing it each and every day!  Second, let me personally say thank you for supporting Always Hope Goods as we can in turn, continue to spread the message of Hope found in Jesus!

This week, I would like encourage you to take a moment and visit our website and check out our Father’s Day Collection that was just released.  With Father’s Day just around the corner, what better way to celebrate a father or special someone than giving them some new Always Hope gear!

Below, are some of the items from that collection, but there is much more to see at the Always Hope Goods website!

>>If you have any questions, or would like to share an experience of Hope, feel free to email us at alwayshopegoods@gmail.com

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