Five Reasons to Stop Living in Fear

Five Reasons to Stop Living in Fear

My granddaughters often cry when they think they are alone. But the truth is, we’re always within reach. They are never left alone, even though they might feel like it. 

These feelings are true for many when it comes to God. Often, you can feel like God is nowhere to be found and that he’s abandoned you to your doom. But nothing could be further from the truth. 

Even though you can’t see or feel him, he’s never left you. And never will. 

If fear has been dominating your life and you’ve felt alone, here are five reasons to stop living in fear. 

God watches over you so you can rest.

Fear has deprived many of a good night’s sleep. Our fears of today and worries about tomorrow can dominate our minds and keep us awake at night. You can rest easy knowing God is watching over you. 

“I lay down and slept, yet I woke up in safety, for the Lord was watching over me. I am not afraid of ten thousand enemies who surround me on every side.” (Psalm 3:5-7)

God protects you in the dark times.

We all have walked through dark times. And the truth is, you will most likely have to walk through a dark valley a time or two in the future. The good news is that you don’t have to fear those times because God walks with you.

“Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me.” (Psalm 23:4)

God will bring light to your situation.

Fear often arises when you don’t know what to do or where to go. It’s the fear of the unknown that paralyzes many. But like a ship on the raging sea looking desperately for a lighthouse, God will shine through as your salvation.

“The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?” (Psalm 27:1)

God will always keep his promises to you.

Broken promises bring with them the fear of future disappointments. What if things don’t work out? What if people don’t keep their word? What if I get hurt again? These are all questions that can run through your mind. And if you’re not careful, can fill you with fear. 

The good news is God always keeps his promises. He is always faithful. He will never disappoint you.

“But when I am afraid, I will put my trust in you. I praise God for what he has promised. I trust in God, so why should I be afraid? What can mere mortals do to me?” (Psalm 56:3-4)

God will reward you when you love and trust him.

Fear is often described as – False Evidence Appearing Real, which is frequently the case. Fear is usually worse than reality. 

But what fear really is at its root is a failure to love and trust God. When you stop loving and trusting God, you choose to live in fear. But when you take the steps to love and trust him, he shows his love, protection, and salvation in return.

The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. When they call on me, I will answer; I will be with them in trouble. I will rescue and honor them. I will reward them with a long life and give them my salvation.” Psalm 91:14-16

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