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How to Stop Fear and Worry
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While most Christians would acknowledge that worry and fear are sins. I do not think that many live their lives as though they are sins. Many of us just live our lives accepting worry and fear as a part of our makeup. We may even feel like we are being irresponsible if we are not worried about our families, finances, health and so on. But the truth is, God continually tells us we do not need to worry or fear. So at the core these sins like most are really sins of unbelief.
We all have experienced temptation in our lives before we fall into sin, we know it when we feel it. Temptation must come before any act of sin can manifest in our lives. But have you ever considered the fact that temptation must come before the sins of worry and fear? Satan interjects a “what if” thought and we let it take hold, completely forgetting God’s continual good advice against it.
Recently God helped me to realize that satans temptation towards worry and fear are the most prevalent temptations to sin in my life. Satan constantly tempts me with thoughts that can lead to the sins of fear and worry. Fear and worry can then lead to all kinds of outward acts of sin. Things like anger, depression, lashing out at others, addiction and so on.
Understanding fear and worry are sins and that temptation must come first, are the keys to defeating these sins. The next time you are living life and a fearful thought comes to mind, realize it is a temptation from satan to lead you into the sins of worry and fear. The point of temptation is the easiest and actually the only place to defeat sin. Once we go beyond temptation, we are already into sin which leads to feelings of guilt, condemnation and more sin.
We must begin to recognize the temptation towards fear and worry when it comes and just say “NO” to the temptation.
I trust God and I will not give into this worthless temptation any longer.
Once you refuse to let your heart be troubled or afraid, God’s peace that surpasses all understanding will come quite quickly and be yours in abundance. The incredible freedom that comes from rejecting the temptation towards fear and worry will lead you to consistently reject the temptation.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27
Make a daily commitment to not let your heart be troubled or afraid. As soon as you feel the temptation for your heart to be troubled, simply say “heart do not be troubled or afraid”. Doing this consistently will let you walk in God’s incredible peace that surpasses all understanding.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe in Me as well. John 14:1
I have told you these things so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take courage; I have overcome the world!" John 16:33
Again Jesus said to them, "Peace be with you. As the Father has sent Me, so also I am sending you." John 20:21
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Phil 4:7
Note: A Christian is under grace and not law. Therefore our sins are not counted against us by God. However, sins hurt us and others as is very evident with the sins of worry and fear. We do not seek to stop sin out of fear of punishment. We seek to not sin because we realize God's great love for us.
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