Are you living by faith, or are you living in fear? Here’s something to think on: Life lived without faith is life lived in fear. I know that may come as a surprise that I would suggest that you could be living in fear, but it’s the truth. You see, fear is defined as an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, and likely to cause pain or threat. The intention of fear is to threaten you to the point of becoming overcome with fear. That’s not how faith works. Faith, on the other hand, is trusting and being completely loyal to God, even when things seem impossible. It’s choosing to stand on God’s Word no matter how bad things may seem. Hebrews 11:1, Amplified Bible Classic Edition, says: “Now faith is the assurance (the confirmation, [a]the title deed) of the things [we] hope for, being the proof of things [we] do not see and the conviction of their reality [faith perceiving as real fact what is not revealed to the senses].” The truth is, Fear can only be conquered by faith. And faith comes by hearing and meditating on God’s Word. Just like faith activates God, fear activates the devil. If you find yourself worrying and fretful most of the time, take time to do an honest inventory of your life. Ask God to help you acknowledge your fears and cast them over onto Him. Believe His Word so you can live in faith, and not in fear.