No Need To Fear, Daddy Is Here!

Bike riding.  Something I really liked as a child. I remember being in like 1st or 2nd grade when my dad first showed me how to ride my bike. It was the cutest bike ever. You know the one with the basket in front and the colorful streamers on the handle bars. I loved that bike because it had training wheels. I felt secure because it was stable. I would ride down the block about two houses in both directions because my parents didn’t want me going to far. Then one day my dad told me it was time to take the training wheels off. I remember thinking why would he want me to fall. I can’t do it. It only took his comforting voice letting me know Daddy’s here. You see he was right behind me holding the seat as I began to pedal and before I knew it I was riding without fear.

There was no need to fear, because my daddy was there. I knew he would not let me fall. Life can be a scary place. There are so many unknowns, and I always thought I had to play it safe so I wouldn’t fall. I have been going through life with training wheels on because I like the idea of safety and security. Have you ever wondered who will catch me if I fall? Have you ever wondered who you can depend on?

Let me share this thought with you. Someone once said “God placed the best things in life on the other side of terror”. So the lesson to learn is there is nothing to fear. The thought that you will fail is just an illusion. Fear desires to be your master, and you the slave. Holding you captive from your destiny. The enemy doesn’t want us to have all that God has in store for his children! That’s right we are HIS children!

In the message translation, the bible says in Romans 8:15-17, “This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirit and confirms who we really are. We know who he is, and we know who we are: Father and children. And we know we are going to get what’s coming to us – an unbelievable inheritance! We go through exactly what Christ goes through. If we go through hard times with him, then we’re certainly going to go through the good times with him!”

Isn’t it good to know Our Father is with us every step of the way. I know he loves me and only wants the very best for me! I have the privilege of being his child. I am no longer a slave to fear but a child of God. As a child of a king I have complete access to his inheritance!  I want it all! I want my Destiny!

So what’s next Daddy??!! I have no fear, I know you are here!!

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Perfect Peace

And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Phillippians 4:7

Life happens! If you have never experienced your share of heartache keep living. I know we all like to wear a mask and paint perfect pictures of our lives. We only expose the good things and leave what is troubling us hidden. But I want you to know there is a peace, a God-giving peace that is unexplainable. When you learn to tap into it nothing will break you. 

The problem we make is trying to handle it on our own. 1 Peter 5:7 says it like this, “Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you”. NLT.  We don’t have to hold on to it. Give it to God and don’t try to pick it up again. You don’t have total control over your situation anyway so you might as well give it to him. 

When you try to hang on to it, you leave yourself open to negative thoughts and depression. You were not meant to carry these burdens alone. Psalms 55:22, “Give your burdens to the Lord, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.” NLT.  It is not his desire to see you down and out, but strong and unmovable.

When you do these things, I promise you, he will grant you peace. The kind of peace that catches people off guard because they don’t understand why you haven’t lost your mind. The kind of peace that when you lose your job you are still smiling, the kind of peace that after your heart has been broken you still hold your head up unashamed. The kind of peace that when you lost your love one you can still stand in the gap and pray for someone else. I’m telling you this peace truly surpassing any human understanding and comprehension. 

He is waiting to stand guard, to protect your heart and mind from the cares of this world! To receive this peace all you have to do is trust in Jesus. “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixes on You!” Isaiah 26:3 NLT. So turn to the one who has your best interest at heart. Nothing in this life is easy, life won’t go as planned. Things will get rough but you don’t have to endure it alone. You don’t have to be drowning in depression, but trust God and he will give you peace. Perfect Peace!