What makes you afraid? Things I fear include snakes, tight spaces and revolving doors. I can trace back to when the fear of snakes first occurred but I don’t have a specific event I can point to about the other two. Other than that, I dread both and would do just about anything to avoid either.
Some fears could be in place to help us stay safe. We might call them healthy fears…maybe more like common sense! But many fears are unhealthy and can keep us from experiencing some of the most amazing things that God wants for us to live out. So how do we overcome fear?
The one thing that blots out fear is FAITH. And the only way to set that in motion is to choose it! Sounds easy at first. Faith over fear. But unfortunately choosing faith over fear isn’t a ‘one and done’ decision. We have to resolve to choose faith again and again… and again. In the little things and the big things. We must choose to have faith that God is who He says He is and that His love for us is higher and better, richer and more enduring than anything else in this world. We must choose our faith in God over what we fear now, an hour from now, tomorrow, next month, next year. In this life, there will always be things we must face and choose faith over fear.
Psalm 27:1 (CEV) is a promise we can lean into no matter what our fear tells us. “You, Lord, are the light that keeps me safe. I am not afraid of anyone. You protect me, and I have no fears.” God is our light and our protector. With Him we can declare that we have NO fears.
What does God say about you? You are fearless.