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Take This Fear and Shove It

When the Israelites were wandering the desert, they were often discouraged, feeling they’d never get to the land God had promised. When they got there, they were afraid to move forward. Several times the Lord told them, “Do not be afraid. Do not be discouraged.” The Lord was with them. He wasn’t going to leave them, and He had a great plan. All they had to do was trust and follow.

Fear of failing can be paralyzing, and believing our dreams will never come true can be demoralizing. But like the Israelites, God is with us. He won’t leave us, and He has a great plan. Success comes when we give our fear and discouragement to God and let Him replace it with peace and joy, even when we don’t know what’s on the horizon.

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