Defeating Fear

Author: Golda Dilema — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: December 7, 2021

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Defeating Fear
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Fear is one of the most discouraging forces against us. Fear can emotionally and spiritually make a person weak. Fear is a joy-stealer. It can hinder us from doing what God calls us to do. But remember, fear is temporary. Fear will pass. And when Jesus returns, fear will be gone for good. Until that day, when we are afraid, we can know that God is with us. He is bigger than our fears. The Lord will help us overcome them. When the servant of Elisha saw a vast army with horses and chariots surrounding the city where they were staying, he was filled with fear. But Elisha told him, “Don’t be afraid, for those who are with us outnumber those who are with them” (2 Kings 6:16). Then Elisha prayed, and the Lord opened the servant’s eyes, and he looked and saw that the hills all around them were full of chariots of fire that God had sent. In the end, God prevented violence, and the army that was trying to capture Elisha instead went away peacefully. Fear may come, but God is there to protect you. As you rely on Him, He will not let your fears defeat you. God will drive away all of them. We can defeat fear by remembering the victory Jesus won by His death and resurrection. If we’ve put our trust in Jesus, we can know that He has saved us and totally forgiven us. Nothing can take us out of His powerful and loving hand (John 10:28). When we feel afraid, we can focus our attention on the victories God has won in our lives in the past. We can win over fear by fixing our eyes on what God is about to do, rather than thinking about what frightens us. As we trust in God and put our faith in Him, the scary things in this life don’t seem as threatening, because God is so much bigger (Romans 8:31). • Golda Dilema • When do you experience fear? • Can you think of a time God helped you when you were afraid? • What does God say is the reason we don’t have to be afraid? Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you; I will help you; I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10 (CSB)

 

Read Verses:

Joshua1:9; 2Kgs:6:8-2Kgs:6:23; Psalm 34:4; Isaiah 41:10