Do you struggle with fear controlling you? Does fear consume your thoughts and steal your joy? Keeping it real with this question…Have you prayed and asked God to combat your fear with the truths found in scriptures?
Do you know God wants you to overcome fear and trust him wholeheartedly? Read the following verses to understand this truth.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. Philippians 4:6
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:7
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. Philippians 4:8
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:9
Consistently reflecting on what God’s word clearly states on how to overcome fear is a reminder for me, as much if not more, than it is for you. To NOT fear is an instruction and a command from our Heavenly Father.
What are your biggest fears? Do you want to kick fear to the curb and trust God? I know you do, so it’s crucial to understand how the following 10 steps will help you to overcome fear.
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to Overcome Fear is knowing where the root of fear is coming from
As born again followers of Jesus Christ it’s crucial to understand what fear is and how Satan uses our fears against us. Do you know fear is the opposite of faith?
Trust me, I have a big ole finger pointing at myself with that statement as well. Overcoming the spirit of fear is hard. However, it’s an absolute MUST to trust God’s word as truth. Read and pray over them until you gain peace.
In all honesty, it’s not a matter of “IF” we will encounter fear but “WHEN” we encounter it. Even the disciples faced fear and what did they do? They turned to Jesus!
Jesus Calms a Storm
One day he got into a boat with His disciples, and He said to them, “Let us go across to the other side of the lake.” So they set out. Luke 8:22
And as they sailed He fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger. Luke 8:23
And they went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are perishing!” And He awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging waves, and they ceased, and there was a calm. Luke 8:24
He said to them, “Where is your faith?” And they were afraid, and they marveled, saying to one another, “Who then is this, that He commands even winds and water, and they obey him?” Luke 8:25
Any time fear knocks on the front door of our heart, we must refuse to answer. Remember this sweet friend, if you give Satan an inch he will take a mile.
With that said, however, God wants you and I to walk by faith, and Satan wants you and I to walk by fear.
overcome fear in life and live by faith
In all honesty, if you and I would learn to overcome fear and trust in the faithfulness of God we would be living a more fulfilling, and joyful life in Christ.
Sweet friend, please keep in mind, the devil’s job is to feed our fears with lies and to defeat us where and when we’re most vulnerable. In doing this, Satan knows he’s keeping us from what God has called us to do.
Key points on how to overcome fear in life
- Make the CHOICE to Not FEAR
- DON’T allow FEAR to control YOUR thoughts
- Fill YOUR mind with God’s word instead of FEAR
- Keep the Promises of God near instead of FEAR
what are the 10 actions steps to overcome fear?
trust God is with you always
When fear comes remember that God is always with you. The key point to keep in mind is that God has told you that he will never leave you nor forsake you.
Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6
Trust the Holy Spirit
When we’re afraid we can trust in the Holy Spirit’s protection completely. To put it another way, God is for us so what can man do, right? Memorize the following scripture.
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. Psalms 56:3
Remember you shouldn’t be weak but courageous in trusting God. When you are afraid remember the assurance knowing you are on God’s chosen child.
Even as he chose us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before him. In love. Ephesians 1:4
He predestined us for adoption to himself as sons through Jesus Christ, according to the purpose of his will. Ephesians 1:5
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Tips to Overcome Fear Biblically in 10 Action Steps
Have a healthy fear of God…NOT man
Replace fear of man with good fear. When you fear God, you live in a way that reveres him instead of the fear of man.
Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, that the fear of him may be before you, that you may not sin.” Exodus 20:20
Fear ruled my life for so many years and what I’ve learned (the hard way) is it’s giving the fear to live rent-free, so to speak, in our mind. You must learn to face your fears head on to release them.
pray for peace
Fear can get the best of you at times. Instead, ask God to send his peace to your heart and to silence the fears completely.
Fret not yourself because of evildoers; be not envious of wrongdoers! Psalm 37:1
Trust in the Lord, and do good dwell in the land and befriend faithfulness. Psalm 37:3
name your fear
When fear is sneaking its way into your heart it’s important to understand to speak aloud what you’re fearful of. When you are feeling afraid, put a name on it and give it to God.
Keep a journal and write your fears in it. This will help to actually keep account of what you are afraid of so you can pray over it and give it to God.
monitor your thoughts
The spiritual war against Satan begins in your mind. Once you make the choice to trust God completely rest assured that spiritual warfare will come. Guard your thoughts and block the fears.
surrender your fear
Surrender your fears, one at a time by giving them to God by praying. Pray, “God, please take the fear of ___ from me. I give it to you.” Keep praying and fighting until the anxiety and fear releases its grip.
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? Luke 12:25
make the choice to not fear
remember God’s promises
Replace fear with the armor of God. Write down the scriptures of God’s protection found in the Bible. Read them aloud to yourself daily.
DON’T FEAR MAN, FEAR GOD!
“The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.”– Oswald Chambers
“When man’s terror scares you, turn your thoughts to the wrath of God.”-G.K. Chesterton
“If you fear God, you really need fear nothing else.”– Zac Poonen
“We fear men so much, because we fear God so little.”-William Gurnall
In closing on 10 Action Steps to Overcome Fear
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The main takeaway on how to overcome fear in life biblically is putting the 10 steps we have given you into action. I sincerely pray that you find the these helpful and will kick FEAR to the curb!
One final thought don’t EVER forget that God is with you ALWAYS and He has promised to NEVER leave you or forsake you…He will protect you, just call on Him when you need to overcome fear.