||21||: Remedy for Overcoming Fear

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“Weary just won’t let me rest,
And fear is filling up my head,
I’m longing,
God I’m longing for You”

Kari Jobe — Find You On My Knees

I challenge myself not to resort to fear.  When fear becomes the first reaction, I look at God’s promises.  I remember the word says that “my people perish for lack of knowledge”.  We need to know what is truth so that we can ignore the counterfeit—fake news.  “you will know the truth and the truth will set you free”.  Free to do what?  To live peaceful lives, joyful lives according to God’s will and way.  So there’s no need to fear!  When you’ve done all you can and the anxiety becomes overwhelming, here is a practical action you can repeat:

Repeat the Creator’s promises

It is important when  fear creeps in to repeat words of affirmation.  To affirm one’s self with words that are true and never changing.  Immerse one’s self in loving promises by repeating them over and over out loud.  Continue the practice of repeating affirmations until they become so familiar, that they replace the other thoughts that seek to destroy your spirit and energy.  There is power through affirmations.  Why?  Because they are God’s words.  Not a fan?  I challenge you to test it and see!  It’s your choice to believe in the power of the word.


Verses to Calm Fear & Anxiety

I am loved by my Creator. Therefore if God is love, I am love.

  • Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” — Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV
  • The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 31:8 NIV
  •  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” — Joshua 1:9 NKJV
  • Even though I walk, through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. —Psalm 23:4 NIV
  • The Lord is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid? —Psalm 27:1 NIV
  • In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? —Psalm 56:4 NIV
  • “I called on the Lord in distress; The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is for me among those who help me; Therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me. It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in man. It is better to trust in the Lord Than to put confidence in princes.” — Psalm 118:5-9 NKJV
  • The Lord is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me? —Psalm 118:6 NIV
  • Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones. —Proverbs 3:5-8 ESV
  • Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. —Isaiah 41:10 ESV
  • Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. —John 14:27 NKJV
  • Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. — Philippians 4:6-7 ESV
  • But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats; do not be frightened.” —1 Peter 3:14 NIV
  • Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. —1 Peter 5:7 ESV
  • For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. — 2 Timothy 1:7
  • For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” — Hebrews 13:5-6 NKJV

With Love,

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