Category Archives: Fear

I’m studying and writing about fear from a Biblical perspective.

No Fear, Cont’d

As soon as I made the commitment to counter my fear with statements of Faith…  As soon as I reached out to God for strength…  As soon as I spoke the Scripture verses and my own written statements confirming my identity as a child of the Most High — fear pulled back and I found rest.  This is not a fable, friends.  The ultimate power is not in our thoughts and emotions, but in the unsurpassable might of our Creator.  Use whatever words you will to speak of it.  I say, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

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“No Fear” or “Taking My Own Advice”

As soon as I posted about feeling afraid, I was reminded of the studying and praying I have done around the issue of fear.  I believe that if I fear anything other than God, I am giving power over that thing or that process.  If I live in fear of Dan’s potential relapse, it is a signal to me that I am focusing on the power of heroin or the power of addiction rather than the power of God. 

So instead of focusing on my fear, I will focus on the promises of God to love me, to save me from trouble, to deliver me from my own fears, and to carry me through every difficult time.  The Bible tells us:

“Jeremiah 17:7-8  blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him.  He will be like a tree planted by the water, that sends out its roots by the stream.  It does not fear when heat comes.  Its leaves are always green.  It has no worries in a year of drought, and never fails to bear fruit.”