Holly Stratton

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Category archives: Fear

Wartime Strategy For The Battle of Belief

God never promised to automatically lift the emotional darkness of fear and anxiety from our heart whenever we pray, and the lamenting of the Psalms is poignant demonstration of this. There's reason our loving Father so graciously gifted us with hearing the heart cry of those who have struggled to believe his goodness. Read more

Sing Hallelujah! We Are Free From The Fear Of All That Is Frightening

The difficult reality of life in this fallen world is that the grotesque and gnarly claws of Fear will never stop reaching out to choke confident joy and peace from our hearts. Fear and its sidekick Insecurity will forever seek to lure us into its depression and darkness. Sometimes we will follow, and maybe we'll even find ourselves fearing we won't ever be able to escape. But the glorious promise in the midst of this difficult reality is that the bountiful grace of our beautiful Redeemer is wholly sufficient to keep us from ever being fully undone by its destruction. Read more

Lord, Help Me Not To Fear Those Who Cannot Kill The Soul

And Jesus said to his disciples... "Do not fear those who kill the body but who cannot kill the soul. Rather fear Him who can destroy both soul and body in hell." Matthew 10:28  It's revolting to hear of the senseless massacre of lives, whether on the killing fields of Vietnam... Read more