How We Conquer Fear

Read Romans 8:37 “No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us.”

First of all, take a moment to pinpoint all the places that you have given in to fear. Fear comes in a lot of forms, and not all of them are as obvious as the ones that may first come to mind in our current environment. When I looked into this in my own life, I discovered that not only did I have the obvious fear about my husband’s diagnosis, but I had lived so long with some more subtle fears in my life, that I hadn’t realized they were there and had accepted them as a part of me. You may have some of these fears as well! Can you identify with any of the following?

Perhaps you have a fear of the future. You may constantly live in this state of fear, especially now with the pandemic. Even when things are going well, somewhere in the back of your mind, you may be wondering how you will handle whatever potential disaster comes your way. 

Maybe it’s a different kind of fear, such as the fear of rejection or fear of what people think of you. This is called the fear of man (Proverbs 29:25). You have a hard time putting yourself out there to make friends or you struggle with totally being yourself and vulnerable to others for this reason. 

You might be afraid of you or your husband losing a job, especially now. 

Or you worry at night about your child’s faith and don’t know how to handle his or her doubts about God.

Do you have a fear of public speaking? I certainly did! 

You might struggle with a different fear not named here. There are many! Take some time to identify your fears; you might be surprised at some of them! 

Prayer for Today: Lord, thank You that we are more than conquerors through You. Thank You for Your divine wisdom and insight into our fears. Help us to identify the fears that are holding us back from the complete freedom and abundant life You have for us. Amen.

Linda Steppenbacker

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