Vaccine 6: How to overcome fear

That night the Lord said to him, Get up and go down into the camp, for I have given it into your hands. Yet if you are afraid to go down, then go down to the camp with Purah your servant.(Judges 7:9-10)

In this passage, we clearly see God showing Gideon what to do to overcome fear. You need to go against it, no matter how you feel, do the opposite of what it tells you to do, confront it, throw your all into fighting against it. But have you ever really done this?

If you’ve never had the strength to overcome your fears, ask for the help of God: I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears(Psalm 34:4).

Be courageous. Being courageous does not mean that you never feel fear. Being courageous entails deciding that there is something more important than listening to the voice of fear. The key to overcoming fear can be summed up in one word: decide. All of us can do this.

Use reason. Overcoming fear is an exercise in intelligent faith. It is the mind overcoming the heart. Put your emotions aside and limit yourself to the facts.

Decide not to fear your enemies/problems. Believe that God is with you! If you obey the Word of God, His presence is your Protection, Attorney and Judge.

Decide not to fear circumstances that are beyond your control. Place your worries in God’s hands. For example, Jesus says this about your future: …do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things…(Matthew 6:34).

The last and seventh virus is: the Spiritual HIV. Don’t miss it.

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