Much Afraid by Renee Fisher

Much Afraid
Series: Faithbook of Jesus Devotional
Renee Fisher

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self- discipline.

— 2 Timothy 1:7

In her book Hinds’ Feet on High Places, Hannah Hurnard used an allegory to paint a beautiful story for us. The heroine of the story is named Much Afraid, and you can take a guess at what she’s like.

How often do I act Much Afraid? I’ve struggled with anxiety since I was twelve. The verse above has been my favorite verse for more than fifteen years.

It’s not easy being a twenty-something. There are lots of unknowns. Purpose and career keep me up at night sometimes. Wondering who I’m going to marry and where we’re going to live wakes me up in the morning. Just thinking about the economy gives me an anxiety attack. Here are four ways we can take fear and lay it at Jesus’ feet:

Rest in Jesus — “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).

Trust in Jesus—& ...

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