Fear is actually False Evidence Appear Real.
How many times have we heard this… How many times do we remind ourself and BELIEVE it? Fear, is a basic survival mechanism, that sounds natural. But it is a mechanism of the flesh. It does not provide us with an effective answer or way out. In actuality it is paralyzing and crippling. Courage however, as we have also all heard, is not the absence of fear the surviving mechanism, no… it is standing in the face of what we fear while we are afraid! Do it afraid!
Yes fear is helpful in some ways, it helps keep us safe sometimes, it causes us to be more cautious but on the flip side it creates distrust. Its isolating. LIFE IS SHORT! Do you have time to be isolated? Do you have the extra time, as it marches right past us, to sit back and allow caution to stifle you to death?
Prayer and reading the Bible is your answer. Secondly have a support network in place! Reading the Bible and praying sounds so cliche but friend, it works! Truly I have talked to so many in need and petrified of their situation and its outcome and though sometimes it was not the desired outcome when they prayed their way through and read The Word on a daily basis it made all the difference to create Courage, and Peace!
The Bible says “Do not Fear” 365 times! That’s enough for every day of year!!
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 43:1 ESV
But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine.
What a blessing!!! The God of the universe…. The creator of all things… He has called me, He has called YOU by name and claimed us as His own!!!!