Stamped With The Words…Fear Not

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The ring is silver. I wear it on the middle finger of my right hand.

It is stamped with the words…

FEAR NOT

I’ve had this ring for quite awhile, and to be honest I don’t even remember when or where I actually got it.

I look down at my ring often…  reading the words imprinted on it…learning to imprint those same words

on my heart.

A reminder.

A proclamation.

Hope.

“Fear not, for I am with you;
      Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
      I will strengthen you,
      Yes, I will help you,
      I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”  Isaiah 41:10  NKJV

On days when fear threatens to overwhelm me… when I’m not sure how it’s all going to work out.

When doubt creeps in and moments can seem overwhelming…I am reminded.

To fear not!

My hope is in the One who has already overcome the world.

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”             John 16:33  NIV

He has overcome fear, to bring me hope.

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14:27

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How do you practice hope?