Faith vs. Fear

I feel this very revelant post written last year should be reposted during these uncertain times. I hope it blesses you today. ❤

I have lived this. Fear. It truly is crippling. Fear is the opposite of faith. When I get afraid, I literally can’t walk, and feel more fatigued.

Here are some powerful verses on fear that God wants us to live by as we face challenging times.


Fear thou not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thy God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 41:10

What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee.

Psalm 56:3


For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

2 Timothy 1:7


Mark 11:22

22 And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God.


With God, truly, all things are possible. Yet He came as a man in the flesh and can empathize with us. He understands our humanity and weakness and prays for us. His power is in those who are in Him and He has not given us a spirit of fear! If we succumb to fear, we cannot watch God’s power displayed in our weakness. We can still put one foot in front of the other and step out in faith, knowing God is with us while strengthening us, and even if we feel afraid, we can face our fears leaning on Him. Our courage comes from God!

Much love,

Viv 💚

Author: Viv

I'm a TBI warrior whose hope and strength comes from God.

50 thoughts on “Faith vs. Fear”

    1. It’s a tough one isn’t it. I felt this fear when PTSD came on in recent years. Truly, God is teaching us to trust Him in the trying times! Much love!
      P.S. I mention you in a post due to publish soon…..stay tuned! 💚🤗

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      1. Yes it’s very tough! It’s a very good teacher though😄 Wow!You’ve got me curious and on the edge of my seat now!😆 Will stay tuned. Much hugs to you! Hope you are doing better with the sensory overload. 🙏

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  1. fear sucks, there is no two ways about it and it takes so much courage to overcome fear. thank you for uplifting and encouraging others to be the very best they can be. it’s an every day battle! God bless you Vivian.

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      1. Wow, Wendi!! How beautiful! I was hit out of nowhere is seems with vertigo last week and still can’t seem to shake it. May was an awful month and I think the stress caught up with me. I felt your prayers this a.m. since I am less fatigued and dizzy. Praise God for your cherished prayers!! Big hugs! God bless you always my friend! 🙏🤗❤

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      2. you just made my day………..i prayed for God to hold you still in His arms and visualized the healing. If my prayers had anything to do with you feeling a touch better I am humbled and thrilled beyond words…….I am deeply sorry you have had vertigo, for me that is the absolute worst! I would rather be in pain. Now I will send up another prayer and ask for your world to be pleasantly still……….

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      3. How beautiful!! Yes, God is holding us closely. ❤🤗

        I just chuckled at your last sentence. So true. Pleasantly still sounds about perfect.🤣🤣❤

        Much love dear Wendi. ❤🤗❤🤗

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  2. Excellent! Love this!! Fear is something I have also struggled with and still from time to time but “fear is liar!”
    I have played that song over and over again this past year going through the health issues I’ve had.
    Thank you for the encouragement sweetie. Big hugs 💗😘

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    1. Thank you Nikki!! I’m so sorry for the health issues. The body can be the most frightening thing when out of control. I will pray for you. That song is awesome! It too has blessed me and I can literally hear it playing in my head now! It is a liar. Big hugs! We both encourage each other!🤗💚

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  3. hearts good,(brain not so much)

    hang in there, viv

    PPS “Do not go whfere thfe path mfay lead; go whfere thfere is nfo pathf anfd leave a trail … o chfaos'” FNFEXT jfobfffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffffff TRY TO IX KEY
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    1. I totally get that! I feel ready for the Looney Bin these days. I’m so glad your heart is good, that’s a relief, and I hope your Nurse is being nice to you. God bless you and I’m hanging. Haha! 😄🙏

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  4. Love all of this Vivian, especially this: ‘If we succumb to fear, we cannot watch God’s power displayed in our weakness.’ Thanks so much for sharing! I think I’ll copy that reminder to our family chalk board!!!!❤️

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    1. I’m thrilled this spoke to your heart today and that you are going to write this down on your family chalk board. What a great idea! I’m thankful for your support and comment! God be with you! 🤗💖

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  5. Hello there. This is good writing. I’m on the crossroads, and faith is something that either boggles or fascinates me. I am just new here in WordPress (2 weeks actually), and I also wrote about my mental health (or lack thereof) overlapping with my spirituality. Here it is: https://kloydecaday.wordpress.com/2019/07/27/anxiety-attack-on-a-sacred-time/

    Good job for supporting self-expression/mental health advocacy through writing. I appreciate it if we follow each other and keep on blogging. Thank you!

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  6. It took courage to write this. Thank you. When learning to dance I had to learn how to face fear. When my teacher taught me that I could do it but that is was simply an emotional block I realized I could get past it. I did learn to dance, and a whole lot more because I refused to allow fear to rule me. Fear is a choice, like all choices it can be overruled. Faith is also a choice. It all comes down to simple choice.

    Blessings,
    Homer Les
    http://www.uncompromisingfaith.ca

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