The best way I’ve heard someone describe fear is by breaking down each letter of the word FEAR which stands for False Evidence Appearing Real. Isn’t that true? We often live our daily lives as if the thing we’re worrying about has actually happened or is about to happen. This kind of living robs us from God’s best and joy in our lives. Instead of walking in faith and enjoying the current moment, we become trapped in this state of fearing all these things that could happen.
The choice is up to us. I hate getting caught up in the vortex of the vicious cycle of fear. One has to become sick and tired of being afraid that will stand up in faith and drive fear away. The funny thing is us worrying about it doesn’t even change anything other than the fact that it makes us miserable and useless. It is tormenting to live in fear. It has the most negative influence on our thoughts and emotions.
In order to change our emotions and how we feel afraid is by changing the way we think.
If you want to change your life, you must change your outlook.
Don’t be the kind of person that says”but, I can’t help it.” Yes, you can.
What has worked for me is mediating on the Word of God that is relevant to my situation and speaking it in my circumstance.
A lot of times we try really hard to not worry or think negatively but what’s really helped me is replacing those toxic thoughts and fears with faith giving words and actions over and over again until it looses it’s grip and it becomes a natural way of life.
God’s Word is powerful and it has transformed lives from generation to generation and is still living and active if we choose to live accordingly.
Psalm 27 says.
Of David.1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?
2 When the wicked advance against me
to devourt me,
it is my enemies and my foes
who will stumble and fall.
3 Though an army besiege me,
my heart will not fear;
though war break out against me,
even then I will be confident.
4 One thing I ask from the Lord,
this only do I seek:
that I may dwell in the house of the Lord
all the days of my life,
to gaze on the beauty of the Lord
and to seek him in his temple.
5 For in the day of trouble
he will keep me safe in his dwelling;
he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent
and set me high upon a rock.
6 Then my head will be exalted
above the enemies who surround me;
at his sacred tent I will sacrifice with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make music to the Lord.
7 Hear my voice when I call, Lord;
be merciful to me and answer me.
8 My heart says of you, “Seek his face!”
Your face, Lord, I will seek.
9 Do not hide your face from me,
do not turn your servant away in anger;
you have been my helper.
Do not reject me or forsake me,
God my Savior.
10 Though my father and mother forsake me,
the Lord will receive me.
11 Teach me your way, Lord;
lead me in a straight path
because of my oppressors.
12 Do not turn me over to the desire of my foes,
for false witnesses rise up against me,
spouting malicious accusations.
13 I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
14 Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.