Doubt and Fear

Doubt is like smoke.

It creeps in slowly, moving through the cracks before it is overwhelming.

We tell ourselves that “we can’t” or that “we’re not good enough”.

But why does doubt have to control us?

Why do we second-guess everything?

The fires of fear begin to take hold, with doubt right around the corner.

Fear, like fire, overtakes and destroys.

We have a choice to put it out before it has a hold.

We have a choice to put it out before it has a hold.

We have a choice about what we let control us.

We have a choice… but what will we do about it?

“But when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were terrified, and said, ‘It is a ghost!’ and they cried out in fear. But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘Take heart; it is I. Do not be afraid.’ And Peter answered him, ‘Lord, if it is you, command me to come to you on the water.’ He said, ‘Come.’ So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. But when he saw the wind, he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, ‘Lord, save me.’ Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, ‘O you of little faith, why did you doubt?’ And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased. And those in the boat worshiped him, saying, ‘Truly you are the Son of God.’ -Matthew 14:26-33


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