“Do not be afraid any longer, only believe.” (Mark 5:36, New American Standard Bible)
Trade fear for trust. We may have made a habit of being afraid, of accepting that we are fearful and that there is a reason for it. But we have another option, a better way, and we can choose it now.
Only believe. Simply and without reservation, believe. To believe is “to have confidence in the truth, the existence, or the reliability of something, even if one doesn’t have absolute proof.” This believing is faith, but we can know that this is not a trust that is blind. It is in knowing God that we can give up fear for confident reliance. With this believing, the cloud of fear dissolves and the proof of good is clear and evident.
Consciously remind yourself of God and His omnipotence. Recognize and feel in your heart what you know to be right and good, and don’t let the voices of the mortal mind talk you out of your trust. God is divine and infinite Love. He is good in every place and at all times. There is no room for fear in Love, and there is really nothing but Love going on.
Don’t be afraid. Simply believe. Enjoy the sweet freedom of giving up now and decisively all cowering and paranoia and mesmerized thinking and fretting. It isn’t a great stretch to do this. Only believe. Let yourself trust, love, and live in the awareness of God and His grace. This is not only freeing, it is protecting, saving, and healing.
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