Dear Judy

A weekly column by Judy Baus

Dear Judy,

I am a Christian and I see so much fear around me. I even see it in the church I attend. I want to keep my faith high so how do I handle this?

Dear High in Faith,

I have said for years that I do not base my faith on someone else’s experience! Not even my own. We can only base our faith and keep our faith level high by trusting the Word of God and that alone. The Bible is our manual for success on this life journey. Nothing else will work.

God did not create humans to be robots; He gave us a free will. Every person has choices to make. Each moment we must decide what and who we will follow. If we do not choose to follow Jesus, then we choose to be defeated! It’s our choice.

Each person’s choice starts with one of the greatest Scriptures for all humanity: For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16 This is probably the most known verse in the Bible — and the most ignored. Great depth in it. Our salvation starts and continues with the truth of this verse.

Fear and faith do not mix; we are in one or the other. Dear Reader, you will handle those in fear around you by keeping your focus on trusting and believing in Jesus Christ, just as you did when you got saved. The Lord has a lot for you to do. Keep your faith level high, and you’ll accomplish that by looking up, not around!

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