Jesus is an ever present help for us in time of trouble. Identifying Him as your source of strength makes overcoming fear very easy.
Fear is faithlessness; pain arising from the anticipation of evil. Some define the acronym of fear as ‘False Evidence Appearing Real’.
The bitter truth is that fear will always arise, but your approach towards it and how you face it determines if you’re bold or courageous.
“Courage is not the absence of fear, but triumph over it. The brave man is not he who feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear” ~ Nelson Mandela
The only way to overcome fear is to fear God. The only greatest fear that’s worth it is the fear of God. When you fear God, you receive wisdom on how to handle life situations and troubles that lead to fear.
In Christ alone dwells peace like no other. Life is full of fears and we can’t hide from it because it is a lifelong battle but God is our life long protector. When you are secure in His love and salvation, nothing can snatch you from him. By holding on tight to God, no matter what, you will make it through in spite of your fear.
Here are other ways to overcome fear:
1. Learn to enjoy God’s presence
Fear cannot withstand God’s presence. You are hidden from trouble in His presence as you look to Him as your Lord and Saviour. The more conscious you are of God’s presence, the less you are of the presence of the devil because fear is of the devil.
2. Have faith
Instead of accommodating the fear of how to go about a thing, believe in God as your ever present help in time of need. Faith is of God and should be expressed by children of God.
3. Be confident that God will save you
You have been adopted into the family of Christ, therefore fear cannot overcome you, but you overcome fear.
Romans 8:15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
4. Praise God
God inhabits the praise of His people. He breaks chain, sets men free when they praise him. You remember Paul and Silas? How, through praises to God, they overcame. Instead of worrying, sing praises to God.
5. Trust in God and His word
The more you trust, the less you fear. Meditate on His promises for you faithfully. Take God at His word and you will overcome your fears.
6. Determine to stand firm no matter what comes your way
Determination and being focused has a long way to go in the journey of life. Don’t shift your focus, be determined and even when fear comes you will still stand strong.
You are precious to the most high and he wants you to live by faith, not in fear. Have a relationship with Him today and he will help you overcome your fears.