Time to Disarm Fear

It’s time to disarm fear by getting a closer look at the thoughts that trigger a fearful response.

I invite you to look again and see from another vantage point.

Let’s consider the handiwork of God; His intimate details, and at the same time gain a wider perspective of things. Let’s look at the bigger picture and greater purpose by being grateful.

That sounds cliché, you say, but take some time to write down what you are thankful for. Yes! everyone talks about being thankful because it really does work. This practice is like looking through a telescope. You will see the greater things that matter most in life.

Friend, being able to see from this vantage point helps us to disarm fear. 

Fear happens, in fact it is a natural response that can actually save our lives. But fear is often misused. One way to see if you are misusing fear is to take a look at your fear and process it under a microscope, that is to say, examine it. What are you seeing? Are you really in danger? Remember that fear is a real natural response to danger, so, if you are not in danger then you can begin to disarm that fear by asking more questions like these:

  • Why am I anxious?
  • Does this threaten all people or is this all about me? Am I the only one experiencing this?
  • Explore and research; have others survived this situation or learned great things from what I am fearful of? You know what they say, “what doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger“! Is this That?
  • And most importantly, talk to God about it, ask Him what this fear says about you and what you need to learn from Him and about Him. Who does He want to be for you right now
Let’s Pray

Father God, you are faithful and holy. We trust that your word is true. You have promised to turn things around for the good of those who love you. We sometimes fear the unknown and the tragically familiar. When we don’t know what will happen next or we are reminded of past traumas, sometimes emotional and fearful responses are triggered in us. 
Abba, help us to explore those emotions in Your presence and move us into a place of deliverance.

Father God, by your shed blood, I claim the healing that You have already provided for me on the cross of Calvary, please heal the wounds that fear has caused. I want to see clearer take me to the rock that is higher than I, that I may see from Your holy hill. 

I renounce to the misuse of fear. For you intended fear for my safety that I may take flight or fight a in a real life-threatening and dangerous situation. 
I cast down every lofty thought and imagination that crept into my mind and caused me to have a false fear. I ask that You examine my heart oh Lord, search me and know my anxious thoughts; I lay them down before you. Teach me your ways. Please tell me what do I need to learn and what areas do I need to trust You more in? I receive Your care for me and I receive your instructions. Amen 

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