Proverbs 12:25 anxiety in the heart of man causes depression, but a good word makes it glad.
Fear is a terrible thing. First of all it is from the devil.2 Timothy
1:7 For God has not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of
love, and of a sound mind. Everything from the devil is intended to rob,
kill and destroy – John 10:10. Fear leads to indecision, it prevents
victory, it hinders progress, it prevents the manifestation of God’s
glory, and it hinders us from fulfilling God’s destiny for our lives to
mention a few. According to Proverbs 12:25, it leads to depression. In
some instances fear has led many to sin against God, Romans 14:23 says
whatever is not of faith is sin.
To conquer fear and anxiety, we need to deal with the source of fear
before dealing with the fear itself. What we tend to do is deal with the
fear and not the source. In Acts 4:23-31 the disciples could not preach
the gospel because of fear of persecution .How did they conquer this
fear? They conquered the fear by the dealing with the source which was
lack of boldness. In Deuteronomy 7:17- 21, the bible advises on how to
Stop focusing on the size of the challenge or
problem. Concentrating on the size of a problem or challenge only leads
to more fear and makes God smaller. The reason why the armies of Israel
could not secure victory over the Philistines in 1 Samuels 17:1-50 was
because they focused on the stature of Goliath not the ability of God.
Stop concentrating on how to solve the problems yourself, it only
leads to worrying. Take it to the Lord in prayer.1 Peter 5:7 says cast
your cares upon Him for He cares for you.
Remember the past
victories the Lord has secured for you or the testimonies of people who
had the same problems and solved it
Remember the way God secured victories for you in the past.
Remember that the God who secured that victory or solve that problem will solve the current one.
Remember that the great and awesome God is with you and nothing happens without God’s consent – Matthew 10:29.