Living in Fear
These days we are constantly being bombarded with negative news that can create much fear. This week we discuss ways to overcome fear rather than allowing it to overwhelm us.
With so much fear being pushed on us by media, government and social media, how do we handle it? On one hand we can’t ignore important issues, but on the other hand we can’t allow fear to control us.
- When you feel yourself becoming fearful – STOP – take control of what you feed your mind. Stop taking in the hype around the issue
Ephesians 4:14 – Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming.
- Research the facts from multiple reliable sources (best sources are those who are independent and have nothing to gain).
- Look for balance – often only one side of the facts are presented
- Realize that fear is not from God – God has promised that he will never leave or forsake us, but that take faith, do you trust him?
Hebrews 13:6 – So we can confidently say, “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?
- Seek wisdom – research, study, ask God for wisdom and discernment
James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you
- Confidently plan the best course of action, evaluate and adjust as necessary.
How is your relationship with God? Can you call him father? Can you confidently trust him and go to him for wisdom when times get rough? If not, you need to develop that relationship? If you are not sure what that means, reach out and we can explain and provide resources.
Deuteronomy 31:6 – 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.