By Sharon Chihaka Chanyau
Fear is one of the biggest enemy of progress. It cripples and clouds your judgment. One easy definition of fear is a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined. Most of our fears and anxieties are just things that do not really come to pass but they leave an unconscious and powerful effect on our state of thinking and modus operandi.
What the Bible says about fear!
The Bible mentions two specific types of fear. The first type is beneficial and is to be encouraged. The second type is a harmful and is to be overcome.
This article talks about the second type of fear. The one which paralyzes and hinders manifestations of success, greatness and positivity in life. This is caused by the “spirit of fear” overcoming and dominating us. To overcome it we need to trust in and love God completely. A solid and correct view of God is needed to deal with fear.
The future and what it brings can be one scary story just to think of but the Word of God in Isaiah 41:10 encourages us, “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” What a promise!
In Psalm 56:11 the Psalmist writes, “In God I trust; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?” This is an awesome testimony to the power of trusting in God. Regardless of any uncertainties we should keep our trust in God understanding the power of his great love to us. John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. This is just perfect love that should cast out any fear, anxiety and doubt, 1 John 4:18. This trust comes from knowing God and knowing that He is a good and protective Father.
If we find ourselves worrying, fearful and anxious, chances are that we are failing to recognize the capability, power and the willingness of God to keep all His wonderful promises. Meditate on these truths:
God is faithful; He will always be there for you.
The faithful love of the LORD never ends! His mercies never cease. Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning. (Lamentations 3:22–23)
God is all-powerful, and His power works for our good.
He gives power to the weak and strength to the powerless. (Isaiah 40:29)
We should always ensure that our ideas about God our protector match what He says about Himself in the Bible. Why be fearful and anxious when the Creator of the universe is watching over us?
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Bibles verses to meditate on when faced with fear problems
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