Worry, Doubt, and Shame. Oh My!

Zechariah Newman —  April 8, 2014 — 10 Comments

I’m scared. I wish it wasn’t true. I wish that I could be the man that I pretend to be. Confident, bold and not worried. Fully trusting God with my whole life. Trusting His timing and trusting that I don’t have to earn anything.

I wish this was me, but it’s not.

I worry that I will run out of things to say. That I won’t ever see the things I have begged God for come to fruition. That I will leap and there will be nothing on the other side. That I will lead and no one will follow. That I will fall and take my family with me. That my failures will affect the ones I love the most.

I worry that my kids will be safe and grow to love the Lord and love their family.

Worry fills my mind. If you are worried and scared, you are not alone. In your greatest fear and worry God is there. In the deepest, blackest night He is there if we reach for Him.


He whispers to our Spirits to step out on the water. (tweet it) He whispers so softly that we say, “Is that you God?” If we would only listen to Him instead of the shroud of doubt and shame that we let invade our minds. For He died for this doubting sinner once and for all; doubt and shame have no place here.

We have an enemy and it is Satan. So I will stand and say that I need you Jesus, that we need You. We need you to soothe us with your peace. Whisper your dreams over our lives while we sleep. Let us dream big dreams for Jesus’ name. We trust you Lord…help us to trust You.

Let these verses restore your faith in God’s plan for your life. Walk in His righteousness this week. It is His strength not ours.

Philippians 4:13 “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”

1 Corinthians 6:14 “And God both raised up the Lord and will also raise us up by His power.”

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”

2 Corinthians 12:9 “And He said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.'”

The only one that will ever be perfect is Jesus. He will perfect us. Today I ask for an extra level of peace and faith for you and I. Forgive us for our unbelief. Be still and know that He is God. Be faithful in what He asks you to do today and today only. Be blessed on your journey.

How can I pray for you this week?

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  • Charles Johnston

    It sometimes can be so difficult to just be still as worry can be overwhelming and consuming. I am fortunate enough to battle other peoples’ worry every day I rarely have time for my own. Being faithful will give the strength to be less burdened by silly things we can’t control.

    • Thanks for stopping by and adding your comment Charles. Have a great day.

  • I have plenty of worry, doubts and fears and only Christ can soothe them! It’s only by His power and will that I overcame my fear and published my book. He’s an awesome God, worthy of our trust and obedience.

    Great post!

  • Ed Barnett

    Thanks Zechariah.

    • Thanks For stopping by and reading Ed. Blessings coffee man:)

  • It’s Friday and I am just now reading this. The timing couldn’t be better though. After a major financial blow at work this week, I need God’s strength as I make the needed and wanted changes He is calling me to make.

    • I will be praying for you Bryan. Money is a source of fear a lot of times. Thank you for stopping by and I am glad it could speak to you. Good luck making those changes, never easy but always worth it. Blessings Bryan.

  • Worry will only hold us back from our potential and dreams. Trusting in God and the source of everything can greatly decrease worry. I’ve found when I start to worry about something and refocus my attention on God, that He removes the false worry. Great thoughts!

    • So true Dan. He is faithful to remove worry when we ask. Ficsated on Him instead of problems of this world. Thanks stopping by buddy;)