Dealing With Our Fears

What are you afraid of?
Don’t say you aren’t afraid of anything because most of us are afraid of something. According to surveys, many people are afraid of speaking in public. So, most of us are afraid of something.
Some of us are afraid of heights. I confess that I am. Some of us are afraid of snakes. I’m not real fond of them either. Others may be afraid of talking to people. That one doesn’t bother me.
So, what are you afraid of and what if I told you that you can be free of all your fears? That’s what Psalm 34:4 says.
Psalms 34:4 says, “I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears.”
Think about that verse; the Psalmist is saying the Lord has freed him from everything he was afraid of. Ok, that sounds good but realistically, how does it happen?
First, we must face our fear. It’s not a sign of weakness to be afraid of something so, face it. It is what it is. Now, why are you afraid of it. Get real here. Why are you afraid of something? Work through that. Maybe it’s something you need to research and get information that will help you alleviate that fear.
Second, give it to the Lord. The Lord knows what we are afraid of so… give it to the Lord.
Finally, trust the Lord to help us face it. Whatever the fear is, give it to the Lord. Someone has said that there are three-hundred-and-sixty-five “fear nots” in the Bible. That’s one for every day of the year.
Fear is something I’ve struggled with. But there is one thing I’ve learned that’s helped me some… Whatever I’m afraid of… go ahead and deal with it. Putting it off isn’t going to help anything. Go ahead and deal with it… be done with it and get it out of the way.
Whatever you are afraid of, the Lord promises to be with you. David said, “Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, Thou art with me” (Psalm 23).
The Lord will be with you too.

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