How Do You Overcome Fear?

How do you overcome fear?

His bedroom was small; it fit a bed, dresser, and closet with enough room to walk around the bed. The Pall Mall’s he smoked always left an awful stench in the air. It was a dark room where fearful things happened.

I first learned to fear at age five in his bedroom. My father took me to his bedroom to take a nap with him. The feelings of fear overtook me as soon as he lay on the bed next to me.

I began crying, and pleaded; “I want to go back out in the kitchen with mom.”

I remember the incident well because of fear. In fact, I reminded my father of his actions when he “planted a seed of faith” in me.

I stayed and woke up to him lying next to me. My underclothes were gone, and his private parts were resting on the top part of my thigh. As he slept, I jumped out of bed and got dressed.

Looking back through the eyes of God’s grace, I can see this incident was the first affliction of adversity (sin) in my life. It taught me to be fearful, and anxious.

As the years went by, I continued to struggle with adversity, and fear became a focal point in my life. Living with an abusive husband, my mind became consumed by fear.

I ran in fear of my life due to his abuse. Fear of him finding me dominated me for twenty-two years. Needless to say, fear permeated my mind and gained control over my life.

 

Fear is the Opposite of God’s Unconditional Love

I believe fear is the opposite of God’s unconditional love.

If you look around the world “FEAR” is everywhere. The devil or Satan imposes fear in the hearts and minds of humanity. His mission is to keep you away from God and His unconditional love.

When a person is not walking by faith in the light of Christ, they walk in darkness with fear and sin infuses their heart. Their actions are evil, and sin rules over them.

The light is hated by everyone whose acts are evil, and he does not come to the light for fear that his acts will be seen. John 3:20 KJV

Walking in darkness with fear gives the devil permission to work destruction in your life. The devil comes to rob, kill, steal, and he will destroy you. His favorite weapons are manipulation and fear. The devil instills fear in your mind to gain victory over you.

If you trust in Jesus Christ and walk by faith in Him. He will give you victory.

 

Learning to Trust in Jesus Christ

If you want to overcome fear, you must come to the only one who can give you victory over fear. His name is Jesus Christ!

Jesus Christ is “the way, the truth, and the life.”

He is the only way to overcome fear. Jesus has already defeated the devil on the cross at Calvary. His Word is the only truth you need to overcome the devil and his evil ways.

Spend time in the Word of God to renew your mind, and the devil will flee.

Jesus Christ is life. Learn to trust in Him and His unconditional love for you. Accept His gift of saving grace, and He will clean your heart of sin when you ask Him by faith.

That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9 KJV

Cling to God’s promise, “Fear thou not for I am with thee.”

Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness. Isaiah 41:10 KJV

 

How Did I Overcome Fear?

I overcame fear by trusting in God. I walked by faith, not by sight and trusted God was with me. To walk by faith in Jesus Christ is to gain victory over fear.

I decided to step out in faith, knowing God was always with me and will always protect me. I chose to face fear with faith in Jesus Christ and His abilities. You can learn more by reading; “Testimony of Faith.

Written by Linda M Carleton
I’m Linda M Carleton, an overcomer of adversity who shares her testimony of God’s saving grace and transforming love. If you want to overcome adversity and live abundantly too, let’s connect.