Psalm 34:4, "I prayed to the LORD, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears."
1 John 4:18 “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love.”
2 Timothy 1:7 “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
Joshua 1:9 “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”
- Be prayerful today that fear rooted in love results in awe and reverence. Fear without love results in torment, anxiety, worry, doubt, and feelings of powerlessness. Take some time in prayer to receive God’s love for you.
- Where are you paralyzed with fear? How has fear got a grip on you today? Fear is a liar and a thief. Talk to Jesus because today he is saying, ’daughter tell me your worst fears.’
- Afraid to share your faith? The impact of Christ on someone’s life is greater than your fear. Pray and ask God to help you push through feelings of fear and step out in faith to share truth today. God exhorts us to, ‘be strong and courageous.’ (Joshua 1:6)
- Living in fear is living in bondage. Fear stops our progress and can leave us paralyzed. Allow God to work in you to confront your fears and chose to ‘do it afraid’ trusting that in Christ you can do all things. He commands us not to be afraid, He is with you, He will strengthen you, and He will hold you up with his victorious right hand! (Isaiah 41:10) (Joshua 1:9)
- In prayer ask God to give you a deeper trust in Him. Speak out some of the character qualities of God in your prayer time to remind you who you are trusting. (Perfect Peace, Love, Joy, Faithful, God who hears you, Victorious)
365 times in Scripture (*depending on the translation) God says, ‘do not be afraid’ – and that sweet friends is a reminder for every single day. Though we might not always be fearless, by believing and praying truth from God’s Word, and resting in his promises, we can fear less.
Julianne August, Prayer Catalyst