There’s a lot to worry about and a lot to be afraid of, isn’t there? So, today’s fool-proof topic will be a breath of fresh air! It’s the one thing you never have to be afraid of losing.

Read (from the New Living Translation)

Romans 8:38


And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love.

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When Betty Rock (from The Wally Show) found herself angry at God, fear instantly struck. “Great, now even God is mad at me. I don’t even have him.” But thankfully, God showed up powerfully in this moment and taught her something about fear that we all need to remember.

 

Notes from the Life Application Study Bible

Powers are unseen forces of evil in the universe, forces like Satan and his fallen angels (see Ephesians 6:12). In Christ we are super-conquerors, and his love will protect us from any such forces.

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Christy Wade
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Wow,I have been there. I wondered why God? Why am not married and have a family? I am 49 and I have dated but still I am waiting for the one God has chosen for me. I would love to have children of my own but I don’t. God continually reminds me of the spiritual children He has placed in my life. God has a perfect plan. It is up to us to follow it.

Jennie
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You’ve got a great outlook on life, Christy! I am awed by the trust you have in Him! I, too, am single and I hope that someday He will place a perfect partner in my life, but until that day comes, I enjoy all the blessings He has given me.

Amanda
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I never imagined that at (almost) 42 that I would be single with no kids. But, I feel like this may be God’s plan for my life. I’m a youth and children’s leader at my church. And a former minister called my a spiritual aunt to those kids. I love hanging out with my own nieces and nephews. But now I have an even bigger pool of nieces and nephews. Sometimes I still get the feeling that there’s got to be more for me but then I look at my life and just thank God for giving me the life… Read more »
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Wow, all 3 of these opening conversations show such HUGE faith in the goodness of our God! Thank you for your testimonies & for the powerful (& positive) influence you are for our Lord Jesus Christ. You are living out Luke 9.23-26!

Chris McGill
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Family life has not turned out the way I anticipated either, but those losses have opened up my relationship with God wonderfully. It is a daily challenge, but we are better when we pray for and follow His will. Prayers and support for all of you!

Stetson
Member

There always seems to be a time in our lives that in some way , we turn our back on God . Maybe in a small way way or maybe in a big way . He is always looking to reconcile with us . It is not what God should do at those times , it is what we need to do to come back to His love .

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Great point! I’ve learned from coming back so often how much I really missed His love!

Member

Great words of wisdom. Thank you Betty for being courageous and sharing with us. God bless your day!

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Agreed! The best part of the Body of Christ is when we are honest so we can encourage each other to keep pressing on in our relationship with the Lord [Philippians 3].

Jennie
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Thank you for sharing Betty! I pray that you will find the life you are looking for! You are a strong, beautiful, Christ empowered woman and an inspiration to so many people!

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If it’s in God’s plan, she will make a great wife & mother, won’t she? Betty “ROCKS”!

Laura
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That’s exactly where I am right now and I’m 51, been divorced for 15 years. I thought I’d be remarried by now. It is scary , I cried when I was listening to you. Thought I was the only one. Thank you so much for sharing Betty Rock. It renewed my hope.

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Yes, Laura. We sure do need to hear one another’s stories of God’s faithfulness to us each day. I pray your tears, Laura, have washed a renewed perspective & hope in you.

C Sat
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I’m beginning to understand the power Satan assumes over us through fear. I believe that ultimately our fears root from an innate desire to be loved and to belong. Mother Teresa said, “Lonliness is the greatest poverty.” Betty, you nailed it. The ultimate fear is no longer belonging to God or being loved by him. Praise God that as children saved by the blood of our Savior Christ Jesus, there is nowhere we can be physically, spiritually and emotionally, where his love is not!

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We have to keep reminding ourselves of Jesus’ Truth that satan is a liar, a thief, and a destroyer! [John 8.44; 10.10]. We sure don’t need satan’s counterfeit love when our Lord’s is immeasurable [Ephesians 3.14-21]!

Kathy
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Honesty and vulnerability come through strongly here. But even more than that you know how much God loves you and that comes through even louder. I needed to hear this today. Thank you so much for your words. God loves us more than we could ever imagine

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So true, Kathy. What would we do without God’s abiding love day in & day out?!

Susan
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Betty you are beautiful inside and out and God has an amazing plan for your life! Thanks for being real!

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REAL … so true about Betty. What a great compliment, Susan. You encourage the Body of Christ.

Member
I have enjoyed these daily posts and we can all support and pray for each other, because we can personally relate to these stories of fear. My Daily Devotional from Max Lucado yesterday was very timely — “Fear. It creates a form of spiritual amnesia. It dulls our miracle memory. It makes us forget what Jesus has done and how good God is. When fear shapes our lives, safety becomes our god. When safety becomes our god, we worship the risk-free life. The fear-filled cannot love deeply. Love is risky. No wonder Jesus wages such a war against fear. The… Read more »
Daniell Ramsey
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Thank you Barry for sharing that. It’s so true.
All of this really hits home for me right now. At 46 I have 3 kids but I’ve been divorced for 11 years. I’m lonely. But My weight is a barrier and insecurity for me to be in the world Meeting people. I tend to hide and play it safe. It’s a daily struggle. In my head I know God will never leave me but I in my heart I still feel alone. Thank you

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I like the word “hide” in the Psalms. I’m learning that when I hide in Him, I have the confidence to live for Him! Don’t hide, Daniell. I know I need honest people like you in my life.

Patrick Longton
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Most awesome words of wisdom. Thank you for sharing, Barry.
God’s word right on time!

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Don’t you love God’s timing?!

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Yeah, I can get “dull”. Thanks for being that “iron sharpens iron” in our lives today, Barry.!

Denise
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So true. I love this. Thank you
I needed to hear this.
Being in a lonely marriage with a non-believer is very difficult. I’m now in the empty nest stage, and it is very empty. I’m learning to trust God, knowing He has purposes for me and dear people to give my time and love to.

Member

Thank you for sharing!
I’ve been there before too. Especially when I divorced my ex. I was so afraid God wouldn’t love me if I left even though it was Biblical for me to divorce him. I struggled with the why for a long time, but seeing God’s faithfulness, over the last year and a half especially, really gives comfort and so much truth that his love cannot be lost💜 and the character of God and how he cares for his children.

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Time does give us a much better perspective, doesn’t it, Leslie? Thanks for reminding us both to practice the patience of our Lord & also to enjoy Him while we are waiting.

Pam
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Thank you Betty Rock I really needed to hear this today. I have been dealing with an illness for 16 months and have been praying to god for healing. I have been feeling overwhelmed and discouraged that even though I am praying god doesn’t think I am worthy enough for healing. I have been listening to all the Worlds Biggest Small Groups post and it is helping me to learn and understand god better. It is very hard to be patient and know god has a plan.

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It’s amazing what we learn when we seek God every day, isn’t it, Pam? Part of the goal for WBSG is to get us all in the habit of reading His Truth daily. Praying for your patience in His plan!

Crg
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I have definitely been there, heck I am still struggling my husband and I have been trying to conceive for a while now and I have to fight with myself to no get scared that we will never experience being a parent. But I am learning that everything happens on Gods timing not on ours. Also that fighting with him about stuff will not make things happen any faster and even when we think that we can’t handle something we have to remember that God only gives us what we can handle.

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You are a strong woman! Trusting God always makes us stronger, especially when we know we couldn’t handle it on our own. Thanks for your encouraging words to us all, Crg.

kathryn robinson
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I am going through something simlar, my boyfriend and I don’t live together and I am so afraid that he is with someone else. I have terriable dreams at night and I am just so afraid that he doesn’t love me and he is going to leave me. I have been divorced for over 14 years and pretty much been alone this entire time. I know that God loves me and I am worthy. I feel bad because sometimes, I just let fear in and I feel like I am not trusting God.

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Just as you trust God, Kathryn, I pray that you trust your boyfriend and that you two can be honest with each other. Honesty is such a strong foundation of a marriage. Be prayed up & have that gentle, loving talk where you can share your fears & concerns with him.

Patrick Longton
Guest
Betty, If I may be so bold to say, YOU ROCK Sister! The Scripture you quoted was a comforting reminder of the enormous love God has for us in all our weaknesses. It is in that love that we are given protection and the victory over all which seems to come against us or what we have yet to understand what his perfect plan and will is for us. One thing I always try to remember is, that God wrote and is producing my story and only he knows the ending. It is up to me to quit acting the… Read more »
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Thanks so much for sharing, Patrick. Aren’t you glad for the patient love or our Lord Jesus Christ? Your teachable spirit is commendable!

shellvance
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At 27 I thought by now I’d be married with children and have my own home. After having to move back home 4 years ago and realizing I’m not anywhere close to being able to afford to live on my own, I’ve felt a sense of defeat hanging over me. God has been showing me lately that I don’t have to live up to some time table set up by the world. I don’t have to be married or have children or even own a home to have value. I have a job that I love that I can make… Read more »
Erica Jackson
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Thanks so much for this. It makes me feel better knowing that I’m not the only one in my 20s that is going through more or less the same thing. The Lord definitely just used you to remind me that I am blessed and need to focus on my blessings instead of all the things I don’t have but wish I did. Our value is in Christ alone.

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Erica, you remind us of a key purpose of WBSG and our Prayer Wall … to share one another’s stories and to be encouraged by each other. Thanks for your encouragement today!

Toya
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I hear ya. I’m NO where I thought I would be either,but I’m content with my singleness. About a year ago I started praying for a husband. I think I started because friends, family and society said I needed one. Take a serious and profound look at marriage and see if that’s truly what you desire/want. There is a positive side to being single. Spur of the moment trips, being there for a loved one, peace and quiet, sleeping in. Have you tried mentoring?

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You truly are following the example of the Apostle Paul to be content whatever your circumstances [Philippians 4]. The important thing is knowing that you are in God’s will right now. That’s the best place to be, Toya, and you are proving it by your faith.

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And your gratitude is a blessing to God!

Erica Jackson
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Thanks for sharing your story and being vulnerable with us. I’ve struggled off and on with my singleness since I was in middle school. I’m 24 and still wrestling with waiting on God’s timing, but I know it’s all going to work out for my good and in accordance with God’s plan. I’ve also been struggling a lot with where I am at this point in my life. I’m not where I thought I would be and can’t really see the changes I desperately have been praying for anywhere in sight. I know the Lord will do what’s best and… Read more »
Toya
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Erica, you are right, waiting is hard. I’ve been single for 18yrs and I’m 40.I look at it as a choice. I’ve dated,but the choices aren’t so great. I’ve learned that when I put my focus on other things and people I don’t feel alone. The occasional wet dream doesn’t hurt either. I don’t lost or empty because I don’t have a man.I know who I am regardless. I challenge you to go 1 week without asking for a husband. All the things you want your husband to do do them for yourself and expect great results. I look forward… Read more »
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Toya, you are an encourager! Bless you!!

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I pray for His strength in you, Erica, in this moment, for this day [Philippians 4.13].

Toya
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Thanks for sharing Betty Rock. When we can’t explain something, fear sets in. As people, we think if we do something good then we ought to receive some type of reward. God didn’t send His Only Son because we did something good. He sent Him so we could receive something for nothing. As I struggle with my finances and trying to find employment, I AM fearful. I can’t explain why I lost my home in a flood. I can’t explain why I now live in a city with no family. I can’t explain why I had an accident that totaled… Read more »
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I like Matthew 11.28-30. Jesus tells us to “take His yoke upon us”. So, we still carry it, but He’s beside us in the yoke. No wonder we all still worry, fear, etc. It is our life, but our life-giving God is there with us. When we see that the picture is of plowing, it reminds us that it is hard work … but with great benefits to our faith & our life.

Member

I am still fearful. But I continue praying.

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That’s the best place to be! We are with you there before the Throne of God [Hebrews 4.14-16]. He is our Sufficiency!

Sarah
Guest

Thank you for sharing this today. God always knows what I need exactly when I need it.

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Yes Sarah, I’m always amazed by that, and I sure do need His touch every day throughout the day.

Becky Johnson
Guest

I was in your shoes at one time Betty. I did not get married until I was 36. Father has his plan just go with it.

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Becky, I’m sure you know how to pray for someone like Betty. I like my intercessors who know what I’m going through. What a great ministry you have to many, I’m sure!

Gen
Member
Wow!!! Thank you for sharing this, you’re not the only one feeling like this. I’m also in my late 30’s and thought I’d be married with a family by now too. You’re so brave to say this publicly because I think all of us that are in this position are afraid to talk about it because of what others will think of us. YES, we still trust God with our lives and know that He will lead us to the right person one day. But it’s a big topic that’s not talked about at least among my church friends because… Read more »
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Gen, you are smart & honest & a wonderful friend, I’m sure. Keep being that spokesperson in the Church. We need to be more compassionate to one another.

Noah
Member

What a comforting thought. Nothing we could do will cause God to end his relationship, or even his love, for us. We all need to keep that in mind, so that we don’t fall into that particular dark line of thinking like Betty did.

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The longer I’ve been a follower of Jesus, the more I go back to that wonderful passage in Romans 8.26-39. Betty sure did pick a good one, didn’t she?

Wayne Vogt
Guest

Betty: Right now you are balancing a career and school. That is hard enough. I think God has “YOUR MAN” waiting for you. Enjoy the single life while you can. God will put him in front of you when you least expect it.

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Betty is sure a woman in training, isn’t she? That guy must be a special one!

Lovy
Guest

Thank you for sharing, I needed to hear this. Maybe God wants us to get closer to him first while we are single

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Now, that sounds like the perfect priority for us all … whatever He has ahead for us. Thanks for that perspective, Lovy.

Member

I’m definitely there, though I don’t think I ever really have imagined myself married because I wonder really, “what have I got to bring into such a union except my own brokenness and baggage?” Anyway, I’m also 42, always been single, and at this point in my life, my main goal is to get out of my uncle’s house ASAP and find safe, welcoming, affordable housing for my cat and I since she’s been the most loving creature to me since I returned to the US.

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I pray for the healing of your brokenness, and for lessening of your baggage. You have a lot to share with others … whether a husband or lasting friends. Praying for your future plans.

Member

Really enjoyed this one! I like how Betty Rock was able to not only help herself but then turn around and use her new revelation to help others! Love it! God Bless you! Thanks for being so transparent!

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Indeed! Tell others what God has done for you … “Be witnesses of Me” (Acts 1.8). She encourages us to do likewise, doesn’t she?

Trudi
Guest
Feeling like one is in a place that they didn’t expect to be and thought God would change it all is not uncommon. After going through a really bad domestic violence case and divorce, I often wondered Why? I was fearful of so many things, mostly the unknown. For a while I thought maybe I was going through this because God was mad at me for not listening to Him. I had to surround my thoughts and battle my fears with God Save Me (in more ways than one) and that must mean He still loves me and will get… Read more »
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Trudi, I’m glad you are safe now … both from evil doers and in the loving Arms of Jesus, your Lord. Your life ahead is going to have His abundant blessing, I’m sure. Thanks for sharing your story of redemption.

Member

I can relate to what she just said. I remember that I would get angry at God and accusing Him of not helping me or whatever and then feel ashamed and guilty and now He Is angry at me because I got angry. But what she said is true. He Isn’t angry and He forgives me. I told Him that i was sorry and repented of being angry. His Love is unconditional

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Aren’t you glad that God can handle our rants? Your comments are refreshing and your character is inviting. I pray that someone special sees your great qualities & faith.

Brent Pendleton
Guest

Great word for today, Thank you

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Good teaching in this series, huh Brent? I’m so thankful for each person’s perspective & for their faith.

John
Guest
Hi all, There was a time when I was married, but before I can go into details I have something far better to say. Back in late 2007 I came home from a hard days work and was feeling my lowest of the low, So I turned my life over to Our Lord, May I say that my lowest day became my BEST DAY EVER, How so? Our Lord’s Love paved a way for me and all others to be saved. So from that Late 2007 My Lord (Our Lord) has shown me LOVE LIKE I HAVE NEVER BEFORE KNOWN.… Read more »
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I think that if God was still adding to His Psalms, He would have you write on, John. The psalm writers (like yourself) understood the “unfailing love” of our God. I rejoice with you in your confidence as you walk with Jesus every day.

Allison
Guest
I go through periods of life where I wail and complain about my singleness to the Lord (laments) and times where I’m alright with being single (contentment). However, being 46 yo, single, stuck in a deeeeep rut, unemployment, struggling in my relationship with the Lord has been excessively difficult phase in my life. Frankly, adding a marriage and kids to the mix would just add to the struggles I’m facing. So, perhaps right now, singleness is good for me, even if it breaks my heart at times. But, the Lord is faithful, good to me (even if I can’t see… Read more »
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Allison, trust in our faithful God is truly a daily thing, isn’t it? You are “delighting in the Lord” (Psalm 37) and He is going to bless you in unimaginable ways. That’s my prayer for you!

Kevin BARTLETT
Guest

I really appreciate this verse because in the midst of finding a job I am having a hard time with trusting Him with everything. God has gotten us through before so I shouldn’t worry but it is really hard do thanks Betty.

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Yes, Kevin. It is a daily thing … just like Jesus wants [Matthew 6]. But He is faithful in sustaining you!

Mike Robinson
Guest

Betty is so beautiful!! I have had a crush on her since the first time I saw a picture of her.

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That’s what God will do in a person, isn’t it?

Shannon Tate
Guest
Well I found myself married at 19 with baby #2 on the way. Fast forward 17 years and 5 kids later and I found myself just unhappy. My marriage was falling apart and my children were suffering bc of it and i literally thought ok God I’ve done everything you’ve asked me too so why are things falling apart. Where are you?? I thought I must be being punished for something but as I sought God and his wisdom he told me that he has never left my side and to give him time to work through our issues. While… Read more »
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Wow, what a story of trust & obedience, Shannon! Keep seeking God in His Word. You will become wiser every day. Thanks for your story of endurance and love.

D’Anna
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Sister you are speaking straight to my heart. I too am single and 32 and the Lord has been trying to constantly remind me to lean into His love which will never fail me and let go of unrealistic expectations, fears and worries about my future. He is showing me to run hard after His heart and the right man will be running hard after His heart too, so stop trying to make it work. I’m working on changing my heart and Perspective about fears and worries in relationships the enemy has been attacking me with in my mind. This… Read more »
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D’Anna, I rejoice with you in God’s freedom through your faith. You are a powerful example of faithfulness!

Bryan K Mosher
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Fear not- I am 61 years old. During my life I have been shot once, walked away from a helicopter crash on a burning freighter, took a 20 ft fall on the aircraft carrier EISENHOWER during dessert storm breaking both ankles, had my car run over on the interstate by a tractor trailer truck, had stage 4 non Hodgkins Lymphoma, and during the final chemotherapy treatment I had a heart attack. What does a person have to do to get into heaven? I was VERY fortunate that when given the cancer diagnosis I had no fear. I had my faith… Read more »
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God is sure taking you on a great journey, Bryan. The Bible is a book showing us God’s faithfulness as we trust Him throughout life. You are a living testament of His great power and grace.

Darlene Sheldon
Guest

The BEST things have happened in my life by just giving my life, my day, my moment to HIM! Not searching for what I want, what I need, what I desire. I want HIM to be in control of ME!

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There truly is no safer place to be. Your rest in Him, Darlene, is what so many people are looking for. I pray for your continued strong testimony of trust in Him.

Darlene Sheldon
Guest

I just want to add Betty, I LOVE you on the radio and don’t give up – there is someone for you, but they need to be VERY special because YOU ARE! Gods special blessings to you and I have 3 cats!

Emily Padron
Guest

I think as, we get to certain points in our lives we forget that God’s plan is not always what we planned. However I know that I’m Thankful that God didn’t go with my plan time and time again.