Fear


Fear.  This short word somehow touches about every aspect of our lives.  It was an evil and corroding thread; the fabric of  our existence was shot through with it.  Alcoholics Anonymous pg 67

 I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me.  He freed me from all my fears.  Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces.   In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles.  Psalm 34:4-6 NLT

 Lord,  I thank you that you answer me when I pray and free me from all my fears.  I thank you that today I can hold my head high and walk without fear for you are always with me.  Thank you for forgiving me and releasing me from shame and guilt.  Guide me today as I walk radiant with joy according to your Word.  In Jesus Name, Amen.

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5 responses to “Fear

  1. I walked around angry- bubling ready to erupt… 3rd step talked about fear slipping away. As I persist in developing relationship with God it is gone. When fear creeps back in I look at what I’m not doing in my relationship with God- usually not spending quality time with Him!

  2. I thank you Father God for helping me face my fears. I thank You for embracing my mind, heart and soul and making me feel that I am not alone. You are with me always. Help me Father God. Change me. Make my heart pure and remove all that is not of You. I pray this in Jesus’ name. Amen.

  3. Fear is a two edged sword. One the one side, fear protects us and alerts us of hazards, for example, placing our hand on a hot stove element. On the other hand, fear can be crippling. For example, if you fear to get on an airplane, you are limiting your ability to see the world.

    The first kind of fear is instinctual. The second kind of fear is emotional. Instinctual fear provides a sense of protection for us. Emotional fear produces states of “doing being afraid”. It is this sense of being afraid that paralize us.

    Is fear based on our emotions a “sin? If I consider the commandment, thou shall not steal, then “fear” or the state of “being afraid” is one that robs us of experiences, and isolates us from others. We are afraid to do something,for example, flying. We deprieve ourselves of fully worshipping the totality of God’s earthly kingdom. More importantly, we deprieve others of learning what we are (our message and experience), and expressing our love for our neighbor.

    As with all sins, we need to place this one on the cross, and let God relieve us of our fears or states of being afraid. We need to ask God to relieve us of our anxieties, and put us on a path filled with serenity. As the Serenity Prayer states, “God, grant me the serenity to accept…..”. In other words, calm the disturbance, and let the state of being afraid pass. Give those fears to God, and ask Him to take them away Remember, His will not mine be done!

  4. As the busy holidays are upon us, I have to look at my fear of not being adequate and not measuring up to other peoples’ expectations of me. I have many demands on my time and many people depending on me and this stresses me out…Prayer brings sweet relief and a lifting of these burdens of fear from my mind as I keep in mind that I am not alone and pray to enjoy each day one day at a time. I have God in my life and there are people who love me that I need to learn to depend on.

    • I can relate Lori. Meeting the expectations of others has always been something that I have had to continually work on. What helps me is to remember that I am first accountable to God and I need to make sure that my relationship with Him is right and be led by the Spirit and not be led by people or feelings of obligation. I Love proverbs 3:5-6 because it says that if I acknowledge Him in ALL my ways that He will direct my paths. Enjoy each moment and let Him lead. I also had to learn how to accept help when it was offered and not beat myself up because I couldn’t do it all myself. I’m so glad for the program and teaching me that it is WE and not me. Thanks for sharing!! Love and Hugs! Cheryl

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