Are you having a hard time getting rid of fear in your life? Here you'll find bible verses about fear, ways for overcoming fear and how conquering fear can become a reality through scripture! #overcomingfear #conqueringfear #fear

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Are you having a hard time getting rid of fear in your life? Here you'll find bible verses about fear, ways for overcoming fear and how conquering fear can become a reality through scripture! #overcomingfear #conqueringfear #fear

Do you find yourself struggling to get rid of fear?

Like an unwanted visitor on the doorsteps of our hearts, fear seeks to come in and destroy the peace and joy that Jesus died to give us.

But we don’t have to give in to it! 

Fear starts with a lie.

When we identify the lies and begin replacing them with truths, we position ourselves to overcome fear.

Here are 3 Importants Truths for us to remember to get rid of fear in our lives….

 

 

Are you having a hard time getting rid of fear in your life? Here you'll find bible verses about fear, ways for overcoming fear and how conquering fear can become a reality through scripture! #overcomingfear #conqueringfear #fear

 

3 Important Truths to Get Rid of Fear in Your Life

 

God loves us

Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear. If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love. 1 John 4:18 NLT

His perfect love demolishes all fear in our lives.

When we understand how much God loves us, we know that He is protecting us.

God is for us and not against us.

He loves you and I so much, that He chose to send His Son to earth to be a sacrifice for our sins. He bridged the gap that sin created between God and man, giving us full access to His throne of grace. We can come boldly with all of our fears, insecurities and worries and He is there to take them on.

When we say, “God, I’m scared.” He tells us “Fear not, I am with you.”

God is not mad at us.

If we believe the lie that He is disappointed or angry with us, we will have a hard time receiving His perfect love. It is that perfect love, that drives out fear in our lives.

God is with us

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. Deuteronomy 31:6 NIV

There are thousands of promises that God offers us in the Bible.

One of those promises is that He will never leave us.

Because fear seeks to isolate us, when we are feeling fearful and anxious our natural instinct is to recluse. Yet in the midst of an anxious state we don’t want to feel alone.

There is a powerful truth that can push fear straight out of the doors of our heart: God is always with us.

When we ask Jesus to be our Lord, He comes to live on the inside of our hearts–there He remains.

There were times where I have literally sat in a chair in my room and just repeated the name Jesus aloud.

There is power in His name.

When call upon Him, we are saved. Not just saved in the sense of salvation, but saved from anything that comes against us, including fear.

No matter what we go through, Jesus is right there with us. Knowing that He is with us gives us the strength to push through the fear, because we know it is His strength and not our own.

 

God has given us all authority

I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. Luke 10:19 NIV

One of the most important truths we can grasp is the power that Christ died to give us.

He didn’t just give us the ability to get through life. He gave us His authority and power to overcome everything the enemy throws at us.

How do we access that power?

Through the Word of God.

It is sharper than a double edge sword–it pierces through flesh, soul and spirit, accomplishing what God has ordained it to do. His Word never comes back void.

When we open our mouths to declare God’s word we are using one of our mightiest weapons.

I personalize every scripture that I declare, claiming it for myself. One of my favorite scriptures to declare is Isaiah 41:10:

I will be not be afraid, for You are with me. I will not be discouraged, for You are my God. You will strengthen me and help me. You will uphold me with your victorious right hand.

Writing these on scripture cards and taping them to my bathroom mirror has helped keep these promises in the forefront of my mind.

Everyday when I look in the mirror, I am reminded of the power I have in Christ.  

When I was going through a particularly rough battle with fear, I carried them in a ziplock bag in my purse. Whenever I began feeling anxiety rise, I would pull them out and confess them.

Sometimes when anxiety hits, it’s very difficult to think. Pulling my cards out was an easy way for me to confess these scriptures over myself without having to try to remember what they said.

Eventually I came to a point where I didn’t need them.

The truths that I had been confessing welled up in my heart and mind, spilling out of my mouth like a mighty weapon to battle the fear that confronted me.

Although the battle may seem fierce right now, God has given us all we need in His Word to overcome.

Has fear and anxiety been tormenting you? Fear not, friend.

God loves you, He is with you and He has given you everything you need to overcome the power of the enemy. The more you confess His Word, the more ground you will gain against fear.

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Can we pray and agree together?

Father, we thank you that You’ve given us everything we need to overcome the power of fear in our lives. We thank you for Your promises that we can rely on. We stand in agreement that no weapon formed against us will prosper. Fear has to go,  in Jesus’ name! You have not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love and a sound mind. We stand firm in your truths. We receive Your perfect love today, that casts out every fear that tries to linger in us. Protect our hearts and minds from anything that would try creep in and steal the victory you’ve given us. We rest in Your Word, Your truths and Your love today, in Jesus’ name, Amen!

If you have any specific pray requests, I would love to hear from you!

 

 

 

 

 

This week I’m sharing an amazing post on fear from Her Style of Tea. In How to Overcome Anxiety through God’s Word, Shanté shares her struggle with fear and gives some fantastic tips on how to overcome. She says,

 

There is a root cause to every issue. Anxiety is the same. While many things including past experiences, sudden life changes, or extreme stress can trigger anxiety, one thing truly causes it. It’s fear. We’ve all experienced fear at some point in our lives and most times, that fear is completely rational. For example, if you fear snakes, there’s a pretty good reason for it.

But the root of anxiety is irrational fear. It tells us lies like…

  • We’re not good enough
  • We’ll never amount to anything
  • No one loves us
  • We’ll run out of provision
  • God has forgotten us
  • We’re unwanted

Anxiety magnifies these lies in us. Instead of living out of truth, we live from the point of view of our biggest fears. Yet, God did not design us to fear.

>>>To Read More of Shanté’s post on overcoming fear and anxiety click here<<<

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38 Comments

  1. Thanks for this encouragement, Alisa! Amen. Joining you in prayer and agreement- He has not given us a Spirit of fear!

  2. Love this approach, Alisa – God loves us, is with us, has given us all authority. Amen and amen. Good post, my friend. Visiting via #livefreeThursday.

  3. Thank you for this, Alisa. We need constant reminders . . . God is greater than every fear that tries to overcome us. I need to constantly run back to His truth to fight the ongoing messages of things I should fear. But thanks be to God, He is faithful and full of grace. Beautiful truth here! Blessings!!

    1. So true, Deb! Spending time in His word prepares me for lies and fears that try to come against me. Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful week!

  4. This is beautifully written. I often struggle with fear and anxiety. My ladies small group is about to do the Bible study Anchored by Lauren Hlushak. When we discussed it, I was so surprised that every single woman there had some form of anxiety. I love how you personalize the Bible verses- that’s something I’ll start doing, too.

    Visiting from the Shine Blog hop- thank you!

    1. Leah, I was surprised at the amount of people who struggled with fear and anxiety as well! It really is one of the major tactics of the enemy. I do love to personalize scripture. I figure if I’m going to pray and declare, why not use God’s words rather than my own? There is power in His Word and it won’t come back void! I’m so glad you stopped by. Have a great week!

  5. What we all need to know. God is Sovereign. We belong to Him. Someone counted how many times God said, “Fear not.” I forget the number, but I know it was a lot. How many times does He have to say that to our heart before we catch it? A yielded heart has relinquished all rights to Him and in the yielding she find true peace. Thanks for the reminder.

    1. I have heard the same about “Fear Not” in the bible. Although I’ve never actually counted, I’ve heard it is 365 times- one for each day of the year! God does indeed always provide what we need, doesn’t He? Thanks for reading Christine!

  6. Thank you so much for this powerful reminder that God loves us, He is with us and He has given us ALL authority.
    I have definitely been blessed by reading this.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  7. Wow, Alisa, and if those three amazing truths don’t help us with our fear, then truly our hearts are desiring the wrong things and we have been blinded to the value of God’s gifts.

  8. Alisa, your words and God’s truth is exactly what I needed to hear today. A few months ago fear had a field trip in my mind and life. God has been showing up in ways I didn’t think I needed anymore. Your blog was perfect and my eyes welled with the sense of divine truth. God loves me. And perhaps fear came because it wasn’t quite perfeted. How awesome this was to read even now and comforting to my soul.

    Thank you!

    1. Awww, Ashley! This warms my heart!!! I love a timely word, where God reaches down and touches right on what I need. Praying that the seeds of truth that have been planted will prosper and that fear would be defeated in your life! Have a beautiful week!

  9. Alisa- Such a great post! So many good tips and reminders for those anxious times. I enjoyed this post!
    Julie

  10. Thank you for the inspiration not to fear. I am venturing out into different realms, hoping to be witness for Him. I want to write for Him. That is my goal and dream. Thank you for inspiring me to keep the vision He has given me front and center.

    1. Hey, Mary! It is so scary to venture out into the unknown, isn’t it? I’ve been stretched a lot this year. Praying that God will continue to grow you and prosper you in writing and witnessing for Him!!

  11. Great post, Alisa. I find that taping up notes everywhere helps me too. I am a visual learner. I also verbally process things better so saying the scripture out loud to myself is huge.

  12. Another reminder that God is the key: His love, His presence, His authority – sounds like a three talk retreat series to me! Thanks, Alisa.

    1. Ha! Great idea, Sue! I do need to start doing some videos….. Speaking of stepping out in the face of fear =). I look forward to seeing you in a few days!!

  13. “He didn’t just give us the ability to get through life. He gave us His authority and power to overcome…” Wow. I never thought of it that way before. We’re not just to survive, but thrive. I love this post.
    Happy Wednesday!
    Megs

  14. There is power in His name! When I was little, my grandma taught me that whenever I felt afraid, all I needed to do was say the name of Jesus over and over again because His name alone makes the devil flee.

    Thanks for linking up with Grace and Truth.

    1. So true, Aimee! I still call out His name when I’m in need! Thanks for reading =)

  15. Amen, Alisa! He has given us all authority and we need not fear! This list of truths is great! I’m always so encouraged by stopping by your site. There is always so much Biblical truth and heart encouragement to be found here. Thank you so much for joining me at #MomentsofHope! You are the BEST!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

  16. I love the idea of pulling out the cards from my purse. It is such a good way to remind myself of who He is over and over. Fear has become a little too comfortable in my life. Thanks for these beautiful ways to remember and acknowledge who God is.

  17. It is hard in the moment, but after wrestling with fear for years, it is such a blessing to encounter a situation and realize that in this time God has taken the fear. He is greater!

  18. Very valuable truths in this post – We have been given authority, we are NEVER alone and we are lavished with the incredible love of Jesus. Thank you for the wonderful reminders!

  19. The lyrics to Matthew West’s song Power Love Sound Mind ran through my head as I read your post: Everybody’s got their own impossible to climb…I have not been given a spirit of fear…I don’t have to give in to a spirit of fear

    Fear has been such a constant in my life, but not more than God has. Always love these reminders. Thank you.

  20. These are great tips and verses to hold on to. Thanks for sharing.

  21. I spent so much of my life letting fear hold me back. It was only understanding who I am in Christ that helped me conquer that fear! Love this post. Thank you!

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