Overcoming Fear: Week One Mom Tips

 “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

The Wise Woman Builds Her Spirit

Record a few Bible verses on your phone about overcoming fear or write them on your bathroom mirror with a dry erase marker. Remember, God’s Word has power! The following are a few examples.

  • Exodus 14:14– “The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.”
  • Romans 8:15– “The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
  • 1 John 4:8– “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.”
  • • 2 Timothy 1:7– “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
  • Write Psalm 23 in your journal. Challenge yourself to memorize Psalm 23:4, or better yet, memorize the entire chapter!
  • Psalm 23:4– “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.”

The Wise Woman Loves Her Husband

  • Listen to your husband this week. Really listen. Don’t try to give answers or fix the issues that he is dealing with in his life right now. Validate his concerns by listening, and then take them to the Lord in prayer together.

The Wise Woman Loves Her Children

  • Encourage your children every day this week to have positive self-talk. Every time you hear them say “I can’t” or “I am not good enough,” stop and tell them, “I can do all things through Him who gives me strength” (Philippians 4:13). Remind them they are children of God who are fearfully and wonderfully made. Encourage them to memorize Philippians 4:13.

The Wise Woman Cares For Her Home

  • Write the following quote on a notecard: “As a mother, my job is to take care of the possible and trust God with the impossible.” by Ruth Bell Graham. Place the notecard somewhere important. Let the words remind you that with God, hard tasks are possible. Bring your worries and put them at His feet. Trusting God is one of the best gifts you can give your family.
Rae-Ellen Sanders
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