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How to Overcome Fear

“They threw me into a pit and dropped stones on me. The water rose over my head, and I cried out, ‘This is the end!’ But I called on your name, LORD, from deep within the pit. You heard me when I cried, ‘Listen to my pleading! Hear my cry for help!’ Yes, you came when I called; you told me, ‘Do not fear.’”

Lamentations 3:53-57 (NLT)

Fear is the number one problem most people face—fear that they’re not going to make it, fear of the future, or fear of what others think of them. The prophet Jeremiah had a lot of reasons to be afraid. His job was to deliver a very unpopular message to his nation. He knew he was putting his life at risk. But in his fear, Jeremiah turned to God. What did God say to him? “Do not fear!”

You might be dealing with a circumstance right now that has made you fearful. You might even be feeling hopeless. But there are several ways you can overcome fear.

Fill your life with the truth. The more you fill your mind with God’s Word, the more it will drive fear out of your life.

Fill your life with love. The more you get to know God, the more you will understand his unconditional love.

Fill your life with faith. As you begin to trust God and his perfect love for you, you will begin to overcome your fears.

No matter what you’re going through, and no matter how bad your circumstances appear, turn away from your fear and expect Jesus to restore your life.

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