How do you face your fears? We all have them and most of us have developed various coping skills.
When I was small and afraid at night I leaned on the scripture, "What time I am afraid I will trust in thee" Psalm 56:3. I would repeat it over and over until I finally felt calm.
When my husband took a job that required him to work the night shift, I was afraid. We lived in a suburb at the time, and I had always been used to living out in the country. I would open my bible to Psalm 91 and read it over and over until I could sleep. I would often wake up with the bible open laying on my tummy. Eventually I got over my fears and could sleep like a rock whether I was alone or not.
Every experience you face and get through becomes ground to stand upon when the next fear comes. If He helped before, He can help again. So far, I have faced:
Summing it up: Always recall how He has helped you in the past. For quick emergencies, I rely on Psalm 56:3. For demoralizing or paralyzing fear, bring out the big guns and feast on Psalm 91. Memorize it, write it out, or print it out and paste it all over your house. Do whatever you have to do to keep His words in front of your eyes.
Speak life into your situation. Remember, the enemy is not a mind reader. He doesn't know what frightens you - unless you tell it. Speak the Word - it never comes back void.
What are some ways YOU cope with fear? I'd love to hear your ideas.
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