Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

What to Say To a Fearful Heart

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fearful heartLast week I talked about Thankgiving and dealing with worry.

We’re commanded not to worry, but instead to take everything to God in prayer with thanksgiving.

I’ll be the first to admit that’s tough to do sometimes.

It seems like worry is one of the toughest habits to break.  Even when everything is going “perfect” according to plan, it’s easy to think up a few things to worry about.

But what about when it’s not you who is worrying?  What if it is someone else close to you?

What do you do in this situation?

Sometimes it’s difficult to figure out the right words to say.

In this situation though, God gives us a basic script to follow…

Say to them that are of a fearful heart, Be strong, fear not: behold, your God will come with vengeance, even God with a recompence; he will come and save you.”
Isa 35:4, KJV

It says “SAY TO THEM…” It’s our responsibility to say this to people who are fearful.

“Be strong and fear not, because God will come and save you.”

I’m doing what we’ve been told to do here.

If you’re worried about the situations in your life, be strong.  Fear not.  God will come and save you.

If you’re worried about your business and the economy, be strong.  Don’t act out of fear.  Rely on God and the direction he has sent you.

I was reading Tim Ferriss’ 4 Hour Work Week last week again, and couldn’t help laughing when he talks about some of the outsourcing he did with his virtual assistant over in India.

He said he was worried about a business deal, and asked his assistant if she would worry about it instead.

She responded, “I will worry about this every day, do not worry.”

He said that actually made him feel better that someone else would worry about it in his place.

We, as believers, have something so much better!

We can cast all our cares on God, because He cares for us.   And He can do something about it.

In business, you ALWAYS have the opportunity to fear.

You can fear when sales are down.  For example, since I do a lot of business-to-business sales, there is a two week drop in sales right before Christmas.  While everyone is buying Christmas presents, they’re thinking less about business growth.

From being in business online over 15 years I know this will happen, but it sure scared me the first couple of years when b2b sales dropped like this.

Or you can fear what the government is planning which could make business more difficult.  There is always something on their books which would create more problems.

Or you can fear whether you’ll be able to make the expenses next month…or if your most important employee quits…or on and on.

There are always worries around us in business.

No matter what though, we’ve been told to fear not.  God is with us.

And that’s not only for us, it’s also our command to share with others.

So I’m sharing it with you today.  Be strong.  Fear not.  No matter the situation, God will come and save you…if you give it to him in prayer and thanksgiving.

About Terry Dean
I've been in full-time business online since 1996. I've been an ordained minister since 1993. Yes, business and ministry are my passions. I also love God, my wife Julie, my two dogs, the outdoors, and video games.

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2 Responses to “What to Say To a Fearful Heart”
  1. Mark says:

    Dear Terry,
    Just wondered if you’d read Hannah W. Smith’s book “The Christian’s Secret to a Happy Life.”? It’s been life changing for me. Here’s an online free link to it:
    http://library.timelesstruths.org/texts/The_Christians_Secret_of_a_Happy_Life/

    I hope it blesses you and encourages you!

    Grace & rest in Him alone,
    Mark

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