Fear and Faith

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Oftentimes we are faced with the unknown.  We feel as if we are walking in to the dark.  This usually occurs when we are starting a new chapter in our lives.  Whether it be a new job, new school, marriage, or even just a new day, there is no reason to fear.

Throughout scripture we read the phrase, “Fear not.”

“And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people.” -Luke 2:1

These two words, fear not, I’ve always found comforting.  No matter what we are approaching or up against, we are not alone.  There is Someone who wants us to be happy.  Someone who wants us to succeed.  Someone who loves us.

“…I will be on your right hand and on your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up.” -Doctrine and Covenants 84:88

Fear and doubt are the very opposite of faith.  President Thomas S. Monson has taught,

“Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same mind at the same time, for one will dispel the other.” (Come Unto Him in Prayer and Faith, Ensign, March 2009)

When we experience doubt and fear, our faith at the time diminishes.  Satan would have us be afraid always.  But remember, we have power over him.  We always have.

Our faith has power over all fear and doubt.  All we need to do is trust in God and remain positive.

“But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” -Isaiah 40:31

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