Fear is powerful and if we are not careful it can control our lives. To live a life controlled by fear is not to live a life at all. That’s a fact that Susie Davis not only experienced, but shares about in her book Unafraid: Trusting God in an Unsafe World.
If you have a desire to get a glimpse of how much fear can control someone’s life, this is a book you’ll find interesting. Susie’s journey from a life of fear to a life free of it was no cakewalk. In fact, she may have never overcome the fears that plagued her if she didn’t seek God’s help.
The same remains true for each of us. The key to letting go of fear for good is seeking God and asking Him to help us. If you’d like to learn more, check out Unafraid and read through my key takeaways below.
- The problem with fear is, it always leads us far away from God. Fear drives us into isolation, away from faith, away from peace, and away from security.
- Instead of fretting about what could happen, pray for wisdom about what to do if something does happen.
- God can heal a mind, even one deeply infected with fear. God can untangle the worst mess and repair the way you think. Even if you’ve been fearing for decades.
- God wants intimacy with us.
- There is no peace outside of Jesus. No rest for those weary souls running from pain if not in God.
- God is completely trustworthy even though He left us in an unsafe world.
- The tricky thing about unforgiveness is that it creates strongholds. Fortresses so powerful and so deceptive they seem normal. And they feel normal.
- Unforgiveness is a hot coal in your hand. The longer you hold it, the longer it burns.
- The deal with holding on to unforgiveness is that it makes you defensive. You develop an excessive sensitivity to the offense.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.