I’m collecting people’s responses to the question:
“How do you deal with fear?”
Let us know how you overcome!
There is a truth so dominate in the Scripture that it is repeated dozens of times. It is the sometimes forgotten but not-so-secret reality which flattens fear with courage. It is the “I am with you”principle.
We may give many suggestions for overcoming fear but this one crowns them all; the awareness and knowledge that our mighty, wise and loving Lord is with us!
There is no fear of a band of bullies when a cloud of angels stand with us.
After all, “If God is for us, who can be against us?”(Rom 8:31)
For those of you who love Bible bullets to blast away fear, load up.
“Ready on the firing line. Fire at will!”
Gen 26:24 That night the LORD appeared to him [Isaac] and said, “I am the God of your father Abraham. Do not be afraid,for I am with you; I will bless you and will increase the number of your descendants for the sake of my servant Abraham.”
Isaiah 41:10 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.
Haggai 2:4 But now be strong, O Zerubbabel,’ declares the LORD. `Be strong, O Joshua son of Jehozadak, the high priest. Be strong, all you people of the land,’ declares the LORD, `and work. For I am with you,’ declares the LORD Almighty.
Zephaniah 3:15 The Lord has taken away your punishment, he has turned back your enemy. The Lord the King of Israel, is with you;never again will you fearany harm.
Haggai 2:5 This is what I covenanted with you, when you came out of Egypt. And my Spirit remains among you. Do not fear.
Jeremiah 42:11 Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon, whom you now fear. Do not be afraid of him, declares the Lord, for I am with youand will save you and deliver you from his hands.
Joshua 1:8. Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you and will rescue you,” declares the Lord.
Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the lord your God will be withyou wherever you go.
Deuteronomy 31:8The 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.
Isaiah 43:5 Do not be afraid, for I am with you;I will bring your children from the east and gather you from the west.
Jeremiah 46:28.Do not be afraid,Jacob my servant, for I am with you, declares the Lord.
Deuteronomy 20:1 When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraidof them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt, will be with you.
1 Chronicles 28:20 Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the Lord Is finished.
2 Chronicles 20:17 Do not be afraid;do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.
Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you: he will never leave you nor forsake you.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Mark 4:40 He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”
Let us know your strategies for blasting away fear.
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Steven C Johnson
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