There are many occasions in life where we can be knocked down and left to feel vulnerable. When this happens, there is often an opportunity for fear to creep in and stop us from getting back up and moving forward.
So what does the Bible say about this?
Philippians 4: 6-7
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
1 John 4:18
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.
Proverbs 12: 9
Anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, But a good word makes it glad.
Psalm 27: 1
The Lord is my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?
It seems that love, kindness, and trust in God are key in the fight against fear. Let’s help one another and ourselves by trusting in the Lord, loving one another, and being kind to those who are anxious.
We don’t have to live with fear.
Let’s have courage today and allow the Lord to enable us to get up and move forward!