Did you know that the declaration fear not appears 365 times in the Bible? Do you think that God knows that we might have a difficulty in the area of fear? It is interesting to note that, if we are honest, we all fear something. Even my rough tough husband has a fear of going to the dentist. Right after I gave birth to our first son, Jim came into the room and announced he had a terrible toothache; I called from my hospital bed and made him an appointment, and he no-showed. And there is really no such thing as “friendly skies” for the 25 million Americans who suffer from fear of flying. My friend, Audrey, has a phobia about snakes. Some are afraid of germs. I have conquered the #1 fear which is public speaking. But there are some lower number fears that keep me caged as well.
The first thing that you and I need to acknowledge is that fear is a thought that originates in our mind and is then followed by a physical reaction. But fear is just a thought and that is how we conquer it. We recognize that we are in control of what we think. Of course, random fear thoughts come into our minds, but we choose to dwell on those images or not. The minute the thought emerges, remember Jesus’ words, “It’s all right. I'm here. Don’t be afraid!” Replace the scary thought with calming words of assurance If Jesus can, and He did, calm a raging sea; He can quiet your anxious mind. He offers peace. It is the devil who comes like a thief to steal, kill, and destroy your sanity. Jesus’ purpose is to give life in all
its fullness (John 10:10). I choose to walk in faith.
Robbing fear of its power,