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Fear is among the most common problems we face. We live in a fallen world filled with uncertainties. The types of fear we face seem endless: fear of failure, the future, rejection, being alone, conflict, intimacy, death, job loss, sickness, and a host of other realities. When you add imagined possibilities, the list truly has no limit.
Moreover, the consequences can be ruinous. Fear robs us of the joy, peace, and confidence we should have in Christ. It fixates our thoughts on us instead of God. It drains our physical and emotional energy. It keeps us from sharing Jesus with others and serving one another. Fear cripples the Christian.
Bible - News - God - Word - Fear
The Bible, however, brings good news: God’s Word has much to say about fear. Wherever you find fearful people in Scripture you repeatedly find God’s response, “Do not fear!” or “Don’t be afraid!” In fact, it’s the Bible’s most frequent command.
But easier said than done, right? That’s why God doesn’t leave the matter as a mere command. He supplies solid reasons not to fear and He calls us by faith to apply them.
Places - Scripture - Answers - Problem - Fear
There are many places we can go in Scripture to find answers to the problem of fear. One of my favorites is Isaiah 41:8-10, a concise passage packed with potent help for our fears:
9 I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
10 So 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.”
How can we as followers of Christ fight against our fears?
Fear - God - Sons - Daughters
First, we can fight fear by remembering that we are God’s sons and daughters and...
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