I used to be terribly upset with myself for struggling with fear, worry, and anxiety. But God has taught me 3 powerful lessons on fear that I hope will be a great encouragement to you!
- The fact God tells us hundreds of times in the Bible NOT to fear shows us that He knows we will experience fear at times and simply need to be reminded to turn away from it and to turn to Him!
- I begged God countless times to permanently take away my anxiety but when He did not answer my prayer I realized battling anxiety keeps me in a position of ongoing desperation for God, of desperately seeking God, of desperately praying to God, of desperately depending on God, and of wonderfully drawing ever closer to Him!
- I learned that just because I FEEL fear, worry, and anxiety does NOT mean I have to act on it! I have learned in the strength of the Lord Jesus Christ for the glory of Christ to live by FAITH as I follow Him forward no matter my FEELINGS. FEELINGS of fear do not need to stop us from living by FAITH in Jesus!!!!
I still have my yucky battles with fear, but now I know how to have VICTORY through the Lord!
“Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.” Psalms 56:3 NKJV
“Behold, God is my salvation, I will trust and not be afraid; ‘For YAH, the LORD, is my strength and song; He also has become my salvation.’ “” Isaiah 12:2 NKJV
“But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GOD, That I may declare all Your works.” Psalms 73:28 NKJV