Hope is Greater than Fear

This last week my family and I, along with thousands of other Northern California families were evacuated due to potential flooding.  While evacuated, we had so many questions such as, “How long will we be evacuated for?” “Is school/work going to be cancelled for tomorrow, for the whole week?” “How likely is it that we’re going to lose our home and everything in it?” “Are we able to return home to grab some things we have forgotten?” “Are there looters in our neighborhoods breaking into homes?” etc.

Through facing these fears and more, I was reminded by Hope Point‘s pastor that, “Hope is greater than fear.”

In the beginning of the year, I chose “fearless” as my word for 2017.  This kind of “fearless” does not mean I am going to drive down the road going 120 mph without wearing a seat belt.  Instead, this “fearless” means I want to live my life without fear as my hindrance.  I want to be the woman described in Proverbs 31, “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.”  How can we face an unknown future without fear?  With hope.

How did I deal with life’s uncertainties this last week?  I ran.  My shoes, in fact, were the first things placed in my suitcase when my husband told me to pack.  Why?  Because movement keeps me sane as I stated in an Instagram post from this past week.

As we move forward in life, there will undoubtedly be moments where fear tries to rear its ugly head.  May we remember that fear is a liar and hope is greater than fear.  Just as my new Momentum Jewelry wrap states, “Everything you want is on the other side of fear.”

What are you going to do when faced with fear?  Are you going to let it hold you back or are you going to cling to hope, overcome your fears, and laugh without fear of the future?

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