My hubby’s name: Ferlin and the other word is Fun. However, since those two words aren’t in the bible, today I am going to discuss a word that is mentioned over 450 times in the New Kings James Bible.
This F word is Fear.
Definition of fear: a distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc., whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid.
Some of my favorite scriptures relating to fear:
Psalm 23:4: Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.
Psalm 34:4: I sought the LORD, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
Psalm 86:11: Teach me Your way, O LORD;I will walk in Your truth; Unite my heart to fear Your name.
Proverbs 31:30: Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.
Throughout my life I have had many different fears; here are just a few of the most recent fears that I have had to process and claim victory.
- Fear of death after diagnosed with cancer.
- Fear of failing God.
- Fear of rejection.
- Fear of disappointing others.
- Fear of never being good enough.
- Fear of missing the life God intended for me.
Matthew 9:22 says, “But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, “Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.” And the woman was made well from that hour.”
In 2 Timothy we are told that God did not give us a spirit of fear, but rather he gave us a spirit of power, love and self-discipline.
For me conquering fear is to keep my focus and attention on the Lord.
Q. What are some of your fears, or how do you conquer your fear?