But do not be afraid of them; remember well what the LORD your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt. Deuteronomy 7:18
Testimonies are the stories of what God has done for His people. Remembering the faithfulness of God in the past is one of the greatest antidotes to fear in the present. When circumstances press in, crowding you with fear, stop and recount what you have seen God do in the past. The faithfulness of the past gives life to the promises for the future.
Now, if you don’t think you have any personal stories of God working on your behalf, I’d like to make a couple of suggestions. First, take moment and look harder. Just because you didn’t recognize it at the time doesn’t mean God wasn’t there, working and moving. Also, it’s never too late to start building a testimony. Begin today by trusting God with small steps of faith. Obedience releases the power of God! And, every time you see His faithfulness on your behalf, your faith is built, and a testimony is born. Then, the next time something big threatens to overwhelm and fear begins to whisper in your ear, you’ll have a collection of stories to remember and whisper back.
For Reflection: Where have you personally observed the faithfulness of God? What small steps of faith could you take today to build testimonies for tomorrow?
Lord, You have been so good to me! Thank You for the many ways You have displayed Your love and faithfulness. When I am tempted with fear, help me to remember the good things You have done. As I remember Your powerful intervention in my past, I have hope for the future, and I am not afraid!