How to Live Bravely in the Face of Fear

Fear is an unseen enemy—gripping your throat, sending chills up your spine, and stealing your sleep. But God doesn’t want you to live in fear. Because of Christ, you can overcome fear. You can have joy, confidence, and peace again. 

Here’s how you can live bravely in the face of fear.

1. Know that you are forgiven.

“…But thou hast in love to my soul delivered it from the pit of corruption: for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.”
Isaiah 38:17
We have all sinned, and we all deserve God’s judgment and punishment someday in a place the Bible calls hell. But the good news is that, because of Jesus, we can be forgiven. He took the punishment for our sins on a rugged cross. If we turn from sin and believe on Him, we can be forgiven! 
Have you been forgiven by God? If so, rest in that knowledge. Don’t let the devil make you wonder if God won’t forgive you. He has already cast your sins behind His back!

2. Know that He will never leave you.

“For he hath said, “I will never leave thee nor forsake thee.”
Hebrews 13:5b
One of the greatest comforts in our ever-changing world is the Rock of Ages. In the shifting sands of time, He is always there for us. He’ll never walk away when things get tough. People may disappoint us, but He will never fail us. At the local church’s prison ministries in Saskatchewan, we’re so glad that God will always be with us. We can trust His Word and find strength in Him. 

3. Know that He will always love you.

“The Lord hath appeared of old unto me, saying, “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love: therefore with lovingkindness have I drawn thee.”
Jeremiah 31:3
Perhaps you have committed a great sin. You wonder, like the apostle Peter did, “Will God ever forgive me? Does He still love me?” But the truth is that God has never stopped loving you. He loves you with an everlasting, heart-stopping, mountain-moving love. Until Heaven, you won’t even be able to understand this love. It’s that immense! Learn to rest in His love, and He will cast out your fear. 

4. Know that He has already overcome.

“…In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33
When Jesus breathed His last on the cross, the devil must have shouted in triumph. At last, his fatal enemy was dead! Nothing could stop his evil plans now. (Or so he thought.)
Three days later, when Jesus split the tomb open, it was obvious who the real victor was. In His resurrection, Jesus overcame the world, the flesh, and the devil. He won the victory once and for all. And, through Him, we too can overcome our fears!

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Do you struggle with fear? If so, which of these truths do you find most helpful? Join us at the local church’s prison ministries in Saskatchewan to learn more.
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