Fear is defined as “an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger” (Miriam Webster)” This definition is something that has lingered in my life for countless years and sometimes still does. Recently this month, I have had two areas of my life trigger fear from my health to financial security. In both instances for about 3-4 hours I struggled with fear. You’re probably thinking well then why are you talking about overcoming fear if you still struggle with it?
Good question, fear I believe is something that we will struggle with over our lifetime. Fear is an emotion that is normal to experience, the problem really with fear is that it can be gripping. It can grip you to the core of your heart and make you question the sovereignty of God. Overcoming fear is not suppressing the emotion of fear. Overcoming fear is a heart change. Overcoming fear is trusting in Christ so much that no matter what comes your way you know Christ is with you. Overcoming fear is knowing in the depths of your heart God is sovereign over all. In the book of 1 Timothy it talks about the type of spirit Christ has given us.
1 Timothy 1: 7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
To overcome fear is to grab ahold of those fearful thoughts and remind yourself that Christ is your source of strength. I challenge you to write this verse down on an index card put it on your mirror and memorize it. When hard things come your way quote this verse and know God is with you. To overcome fear and to trust Christ with your whole heart is the best feeling. You feel free, relieved, and deeply loved by your heavenly Father. So, stop living behind the bars of fear and live in the freedom of trusting the Almighty God.
Written by: Rebeccah