Shattering Fear with Truth
By Dr. Charles Stanley
Read | Joshua 1:6-8
enslaves us. Anxiety can color our entire perspective until we live
with a constant sense of unease. But fear does not fit who we are as
believers. We are children of the living God, who has promised to care
for us and work all things for our good. If we choose to live in tense
apprehension, then at the end of our life, we’ll look back and wish we
had trusted God more. But instead of living in a way that leads to
regret, we can be freed from our fear now.
Identify your specific worries and be willing to deal with them. We
cannot begin to understand our anxieties until we recognize the basic
root of all fear. Certainly, there are numerous causes of fearful
concern—ignorance, an inherited mindset, an overactive imagination—but
ultimately the root of all our worry is doubt regarding divine
sovereignty. God is in control of all things. We are under His power,
provision, and protection every single moment of our life. Fear is
shattered on the foundational truth of the Lord’s omnipotent control.
Focus on the Lord instead of on fear. When
we understand that we are in the hand of our almighty, all-knowing,
loving Father, the choice to refocus on Him becomes easier. But we must
make this courageous decision every time we face anxiety.
far the most powerful way to overcome fear is to meditate on the Word
of God. In times of trouble, we must hold fast to the truths of
Scripture. The Bible is intended to be an immovable anchor for your
life. As God’s thoughts become part of your own thinking, fear will fade
and faith will grow.