F-E-A-R has two meanings: ‘Forget Everything And Run’ or ‘Face Everything And Rise.’ The choice is yours.
Canadian preacher A.B. Simpson said, “Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me danger is very real but fear is a choice. Fear is born of Satan, and if we would only take time to think a moment we would see that everything Satan says is founded upon a falsehood.”
The enemy can confuse even the godliest believers and cause them to live in anxiety. I’ve been there and I’ve struggled with this. If you’re anything like me, you have also faced these battles in your mind. You think that something bad is going to happen. You must recognize where these thoughts come from. These thoughts are from the enemy. Don’t believe them! The cure for those struggling with these discouraging thoughts is to trust in the Lord. God says, “don’t worry about your life. I will be your Provider. I will take care of your needs.” (Matthew 6:33)
God is in control of our life. I know it’s easier said than done, but if God is in control, you never have to worry about a thing! There is nothing that goes on in your life that He doesn’t already know about (Psalm 139). You have to be still and get to know who He us and always put your confidence in God.
There are several verses in the Bible that address this false emotion, but my go to verse comes out of Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.“