Fear is something that we all deal with. Sometimes it’s very real and other times it’s simply imagined. Either way, fear can paralyze us and steal our joy. The enemy uses fear to overpower and destroy us, but we have a God that is much greater than that!
The fear of rejection… The fear of failure… The fear of commitment… The fear of change… The fear of not being accepted… All of the above are real to all of us and we have to know that the Bible says we can conquer and overcome fear through Christ!
There are two verses that I love to read when I’m feeling scared of what’s to come. Isaiah 41:10: “Do not fear, for I am with you, do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. “2 Timothy 1:7: “for god has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. “
And then there is my favorite Bible verse about fear:
Philippians 4:6-7: “Do not be anxious for anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. “
I challenge you to meditate on the above Scriptures. Speak them out loud and memorize his Word! And then we can trust and walk in faith. One way to do that is to continuously give thanks for our blessings and thank God for working out answers to our requests. This keeps our mind off of fear and focuses it on thanksgiving!