How we feel inside drives how we act outside — and those feelings aren't always biblical. God can change our inside feelings so our outside actions show His love to the world.

Day One: Confidence
Confidence is a popular subject today. We are told to think confidently, to be self-assured, to live brashly, boldly, and brazenly. Does the Bible agree with this "positive thinking" mantra?...
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For more, see "What does the Bible say about perfectionism?"

Day Two: Doubt
Doubt is an experience common to all people. Even those with faith in God struggle with doubt on occasion and say with the man in Mark 9, "I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!"...
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Day Three: Courage
In the Bible, courage is also called "good cheer" as in Mark 6:50 when Jesus gave the command to the disciples who saw Him walking on the water of the Sea of Galilee and coming toward them. The Greek word translated "courage" and "good cheer" means literally "boldness and confidence"...
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For more, see "Courage and Humility"

Day Four: Fear
The Bible mentions two specific types of fear. The first type is beneficial and is to be encouraged. The second type is a detriment and is to be overcome. The first type of fear is fear of the Lord. This type of fear does not necessarily mean to be afraid of something. Rather, it is a reverential awe of God; a reverence for His power and glory...
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For more, see "Joshua 1:9"

Day Five: Busyness
In our supersonic postmodern society, known for its busyness and its increasing ability to deliver instantaneously, we find ourselves hurried more than our ancestors ever could have imagined. We have come a long way from the horse-and-buggy days, and because of that, our twenty-four hours a day seem more and more restrictive...
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Day Six: Idleness
There are several different words translated "idleness" in the Bible. Although there are some subtle differences in nuance, the general meaning of idleness is "undisciplined slackness"...
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For more, see "What does the Bible say about laziness?"

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Published 4-20-16