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4 Biblical Ways To Overcome Fear And Anxiety

How do you overcome fear biblically?

Fear and anxiety can torment our minds. It is so easy to feel scared about situations that we have no control over. It’s hard to let go of situations where the end is unknown. As a mom, this is something that I struggle with quite often. How easy it is to worry about the safety of our kids (and by kids, I mean my adult children too). It could be anything from the decisions they are making and the difficulties they are facing, to the financial struggles they are dealing with and much more!

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I remember a time where I had good reason to fear. My son and his wife, and their two precious little ones, are in the Philippines, where they serve as missionaries. They were right near the area of a typhoon that killed an estimated 10,000 people. It hit a little bit north of them, and they ended up just getting some of the rain and wind from it. However, we didn’t know what would happen, as the typhoon was heading their way!

When I heard about this, I had to choose how I was going to handle my fear and anxiety. I had to learn how to resist fear.

4 Biblical Ways To Overcome Fear And Anxiety

Stressed woman on phone 4 Biblical Ways to Overcome Fear and Anxiety

1. Choose to trust God, rather than dwell on the fear and worry.

I could have very easily let my thoughts be on the worst possibilities, and worry the day away. Instead, I slowed down to ask myself “how can I overcome my fear and anxiety?” The only biblical way I could see to handle the fear was to choose to trust God, and “bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ”. (2 Corinthians 10:5) I had to control my thoughts, rather than letting them run away and paralyze me with fear.
 

2. Ask, what does the Bible say about fear and anxiety?

 What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. Psalms 56:3
In this situation, I reminded myself that God is in control. He is their protector, and they are in HIS hands. Is there anywhere safer to be?! He promises to be by their side. He will never leave them. I also reminded myself about stories of fear in the Bible. I told myself that if He could calm the winds and the storm when His disciples cried out to Him in fear, He could calm the storm where my loved ones were.
 

3. Pray against anxiety and fear!

Do you wonder how you can pray away anxiety? Whenever thoughts of the impending storm and the danger it brought came to my mind, I immediately prayed and asked God to protect them. I also asked Him to calm my fears and anxiety, and increase my faith and trust in Him.
 

4. Give thanks as a way to handle the fear.

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. Philippians. 4:6
Giving thanks to God is what enables us to claim the truth that He is in control. It helps to give us the faith we need to trust Him with our fears.

What fears are you facing today? Let’s give them to God, and choose trust!

With the uncertain times we are in, I thought we could all use some help to overcome the fear and anxiety we are facing. I want to invite you to join me for a FREE 7-day prayer challenge to trade fear in for peace! Sign up below and you will receive:
  • A daily email for 7 days with a scripture reference, and a prayer to help you claim Bible promises to overcome fear and claim God’s peace.
  • A link to a song or hymn that will encourage your heart.
  • Downloadable PDF Prayer Journal “Trade Fear for Peace” which includes scripture for each day, space to write your prayers and room to journal.

Don’t let fear and anxiety overtake you. Join us for the 7 Day Prayer Challenge today! 

Trade Fear for Peace 7 Day Prayer Challenge

 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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  3. This is such a sad thing! I’m sure, like you said, that the missionaries there, including my son, will have new doors opened for them to minister and share the Gospel.

    I still struggle with the fear off and on – that’s why I wrote the post! I had to “talk” to myself about handling it the right way. 🙂

  4. What a great reminder. Thank you for sharing!

    From ,
    Morgan @ forgivenformerfeminist.blogspot.com

  5. So thankful your son and his family are ok. They will have much opportunity to serve and care and share the gospel in wake of this devastating tragedy.
    Thank you for sharing about fear. It is something I struggle with still, even though I’ve never had to face knowing my family was in the path of a typhoon!
    I am always encourged when I visit here.

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