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By   •   April 20, 2005   •   Topics: ,

Q:

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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16 Comments

  1. omowunmi odusanya says:

    I need the spirit of God to help me control my fear. I believe in God but yet I still fear.

  2. jina says:

    thank you, hi my name is jina and i have been having scary thoughts on what is real and what is not, i been thinking as if this world i’m living in is not real and i panic and i’m scared to think that im not me, it bothers me alot, help please

  3. Emma says:

    I’m a young person(12) and I need help with how to pray- I can pray the easy stuff like praying over a meal or my bedtime prayers- but I can’t pray for REAL- not just the fake prayers to get over with. Please pray for me…

  4. kay says:

    I have been consumed with fear the last 4 or 5 months fear for my family me it is so frientening I am even afraid to drive much anymore how can I overcome these fears I pray I hope God helps me soon I feel like im losing it pray for me please thankyou

  5. Denise Lizarraga says:

    I am not perfect and I have danced with the devil too many times. But inside God knows my heart and that I am weak sometimes. I feel an army besieging me and I’m terrified. Especially for the welfare of my children. I pray for God’s refuge and guidance for me and my family.

  6. Heather says:

    I have a major problem with worry. If I can’t get in touch with my husband, my mind thinks the worst. I can’t take it anymore :( Please pray for me to let go and trust GOD!!! Thank you!!!