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By   •   April 20, 2005   •   Topics: ,

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Can God help me overcome my fears? I know I shouldn't be this way, but I'm always worrying about what might happen to me or my children, and things like that. Sometimes it's all I can think about. I even have nightmares about bad things that might happen to us.


A:

Yes, God wants to help you overcome these fears. He loves you, and He doesn’t want you to be haunted by constant fear and anxiety. The Bible says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV).

The key is to learn to trust God. I know this sounds simple—but think about it for a moment. If you truly believed God loved you and was in control of your future, would there be any room left for fear? Instead, you’d commit every situation to Him in prayer, and you’d know nothing could happen to you that was outside His control. You’d learn to say with the psalmist, “Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear” (Psalm 27:3).

This doesn’t mean you’ll never face problems or dangers; we live in a world that has been touched by evil. But it does mean you can know God is with you every step of the way, and even in times of trouble He won’t abandon you. Jesus warned, “In this world you will have trouble.” But then He added, “But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Begin by asking Christ to come into your life—and He will. Then ask Him to help you trust Him in everything. Your fears may not vanish overnight, but as you commit them to Christ “the peace of God … will guard your hearts and your minds” (Philippians 4:7).

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12 Comments

  1. lacey Patrick says:

    Please please I need prayer to overcome fear and anxiety. I fesr all the time that Im doing something wrong in my walk with God. I know it is just fear and I should not believe it. But its hindering me.

  2. David C. Penn says:

    I am 61 years old and a preacher of God’s Word. I have preached for a small congregation 30 years. My secular job as a school administrator has informed many of us that our contracts will not be renewed. My late mother always taught me to “Trust in the Lord and everything will be alright.” Yet, I worry about my retirement security. I need about 5 years to receive full Social Security. I know I should not worry as a child of God, but I AM SCARED TO DEATH about not being able to find another job at my age. PLEASE PRAY FOR ME. We all have shortcomings. I am not a perfect man. I will admit that my faith is weak. I am almost ready to give up on life. If it were not for my granddaughters, I might look for another way out! I NEED YOUR PRAYERS!!!!

  3. Karen T says:

    Please pray for me. I’m anxious , I have a tendenitus in my left hand from typing at work. Please heal my left hand, so I can go back to work again. Pray for my daughter Natalie, she just had a new baby boy. I love her very much and my new grandson, nainoa. Thank you lord for loving me every day.

  4. josibley@eatel.net says:

    Prayer for the lost , my family, friends , America .

  5. danny johnson says:

    Please pray for me as my family faces illness, I need gods strength.

  6. Reggie Smith says:

    Please god, come into my life

  7. Patricia C. says:

    Thank you. Please pray for me that this situation that I am and for the reconciliation of my family. please pray for my family thank you. through Jesus Crist Amen

  8. Jacob K says:

    Please pray for me to overcome my fear of heights and driving. I need all of your prayers.

  9. Ntombi Evelyn Cebekhulu says:

    Pray for me to overcum this situation im in,

  10. Dena Hurtado says:

    Please thank you can you tell more, I need help, thank you.