#FEARLESS365 is a yearlong study of God’s commandment to us to live without fear. For 365 days, we will focus on one scripture and volunteers from all over the world will share their personal thoughts and what God has shared with them on the specific verse. For more info… go here.
In everything he did he had great success, because the Lord was with him. When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him.
1 Samuel 18:14-15
David faced his fair share of challenges, but he was consistent in faith. He was constantly met with people who mocked him for his unrelenting faith in a God that he had yet to physically meet, or speak to directly. In any challenge, he would pray for guidance and with reward he would pray to give thanks. People feared him because of his faith.
I am a survivor of a childhood trauma that caused me to suffer from PTSD, which then was a welcoming mat for bipolar disorder in my mid twenties. I tried to control all of my worries and challenges on my own, and the result was a decade of alcohol abuse. I had always had faith in God, but I wasn’t wise to it like David. I met a nurse (I was waking up from a binder…and couldn’t tell you her name or what she looked like but I will never forget her voice) during my last baker act, that whispered to me, “God is with you and you don’t belong here.” I have been sober for two years now. I see my doctors as scheduled to manage my bipolar disorder, and I’ve recently started therapy to truly deal with what happened when I was younger. I’m wiser now, and I have unmoving faith that no matter how bad the circumstance, if you truly are wise to your faith, and a noble servant to God, he will take care of you.
Cory Phillips is a Barista at Starbucks from Seminole, Florida. She has dissociative identity disorder as a result of her childhood trauma.