"Let your faith be bigger than your fears."
~ quote from a sign online
Easy to say, hard to apply sometimes. When we let fear take over we often forget about God, He get pushed to the side so that our fears take center stage. Fear gets magnified and we will spend too much time with it when we should give it to God. Fear is not meant to be our friend, it does not comfort or protect us. We can not have both faith and fear for very long. One will ultimately grow stronger while the other shrinks away. They are opposing forces, both demand to have our entire attention.
Fear seems stronger than faith in certain situations, but faith is always there waiting on us to let it work. Faith can cause waves that crush into fear so that it is something in the distance that we thought we knew, but can't remember anymore. To live without fear would be wonderful. Our enemy uses fear to separate us from God, faith is the only thing that dispels fear. Building faith takes practice over the years, trusting God and reading His word will help us fight. No matter what the situation, we have a choice to make. Faith or fear. It is up to us to choose wisely.