Anxiety and Fear

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Fear is something we all face at some point in our lives. I experienced fear this week as I had to go to a doctor appointment I didn’t want to go to. But those fears were unrealized. What I had imagined might happen didn’t. Why did I waste my energy worrying about something that might never happen or wasn’t as bad as I had imagined it would be? I have learned that God will give us the grace when we need it. Why worry? Why fear? But I just can’t seem to avoid it.

 

A passage that always draws me back when I find myself fearful and anxious is Isaiah 41:10: “Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.”

He gives us two commands:

  • Do not fear.
  • Do not be anxious.

Then He gives us five reasons why we don’t need to fear or be anxious:

  • I am with you.
  • I am your God.
  • I will strengthen you.
  • I will help you.
  • I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

What more do we need? The next time you find yourself anxious or fearful about a situation, turn to Isaiah 41:10 and allow His Word to give you peace.

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