Living Life in a Fish Bowl!

Gloria’s take on life.

faith or fear – which one is controlling you?

When I tell you that God will take care of His children, I know of what I speak.  Time and time again, God has proven Himself faithful to our family.  In big ways and in small ways  His fingerprints are evident.

A few examples:

a check from a stranger  covering the cost of both boys glasses

hitting a huge bump going 65 mph on our motorcycle -causing a chunk out of our back tire and the frame to partially rest on the tire – not realizing it, we continued at 65 mph to our exit.  And then God prepared a very nice place for us to wait for  the tow truck.

our garage door opener started to work properly after years of requiring help

if you have read any of my blogs you know that they are filled with little and big things God is doing

When you place your life in the hands of Almighty God and live your life trying to follow His Word then you have embarked on a journey like no other.   Knowing that God is with you, that nothing takes Him by surprise and that with each test, He is right there to help you, changes your perspective.  (An ever-present help in trouble  Psalm 46:1)

Lord, help me remember that nothing is going to happen today that You and I can’t handle.

Fear can be  a powerful  emotion if you are not careful.  I think that is why the Bible has so many scriptures that tell us not to fear.  I have heard it said that there are 365 “do not fear”  scriptures.  Hmmm, one a day.  I think God is trying to get the point across!

What do you do when fear looms over you?

All the what ifs ————now whats————-and what are we going do——- can certainly ruin a perfectly good day.    I have learned that faith and fear are not equal partners.  Faith silences fear.  Giving in to fear and letting it take over cripples faith.

Worship is  a powerful force against fear.  It is hard to sing praises to the King of Kings and remain fearful.  There is just something about singing “My Savior loves.  My Savior lives.  My Savior’s always there for me.   My God He was.  My God He is.  My God is always gonna be” that raises you up above any thing you are or will be facing.

Fear was trying to rear its ugly head this past Wednesday.  I was finishing up February, on paper it looked pretty sad, but God is so much bigger than that.  He is not limited to nor bound by numbers on paper.   Instead of letting fear take over I decided to look in anticipation as to how God is going to work this out.  He will – of that I am sure!

In choosing songs for worship that night “My Savior, My God” was one of the songs we sang.    What a proclamation!  Sing that a few times and see what happens to fear.

It is true – what you feed gets stronger.  Are you feeding your faith or your fear?

til next time


March 1, 2013 - Posted by | ministry, spiritual reflections | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. After more than 50 years of being a blood-bought, adopted child of the living God, and of having Him supply my every need, always in time, I can testify to the REALITY of faith in the promises of God. My God cannot lie. My God cannot break His Word. My God cannot break His promise. My God ALWAYS desires the very, very best for His dearly-loved, blood-bought children and He will ALWAYS undertake for them when they submit to Him in trust.

    I have posted this before, but it is appropriate . . .

    Fear is faith in satan:
    Faith is trust in God.
    Ever see it that way?
    Does look rather odd.

    Fear says “God may fail me”
    Faith knows He keeps His Word.
    Hitherto the Lord has helped me:
    Doubting now would be absurd!

    Dismiss your doubts and feelings,
    “Stand still” and see it through.
    The God who fed Elijah
    Will do the same for you.

    We serve an incredibly amazing God who delights to abundantly bless His children.

    Comment by meetingintheclouds | March 3, 2013 | Reply

    • Amen!!
      Thank you Angela!!

      Comment by Gloria | March 5, 2013 | Reply

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