Sometimes I let fear run my life. That fear doesn’t keep me from public places or saving every penny I have, but there’s a relentless worry about the economy, the welfare of my husband, the safety at social events, the opinions of others.
Fear is crippling. It takes over your life until you can’t think about anything else – any of the joy or the blessings in your life.
If I were God and I was observing the way my daughters were choosing their fears over my power, I would be heartbroken. He offers us so much more than our worry will ever give us.
He promises us that He will provide for our needs (Matthew 6:33), so we don’t have to worry about a plunging economy.
He promises that He has already overcome the world (John 16:33), so we don’t need to fear conflict in our country and with other countries.
He promises He will never leave or forsake us (Hebrews 13:5), so even when the people in our lives leave us, we don’t have to fear being alone.
He promised us the Holy Spirit to guide us and intercede for us (John 14:6), so we need not worry about the angry and hateful words others throw our way.
These are simple promises; we’ve known these verses since we first stepped foot in church. But they are so valuable as we struggle with fear or worry. I urge you, if it’s something you haven’t done before, to seek out the promises in the Bible that destroy whatever fear you have in your life.