Psalm 34:4 - I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
When we were children our fears were along the line of fear of the monster under the bed or fear of jumping off the high dive at the swimming pool. As adults, our fears are much different.
According to LISTVERSE.com in their article, “Top Ten Strong Human Fears,” fear of failure is the number one fear.
Any one of the fears listed in the article can take a hold of us and shake us to the bone. Fear can keep us from moving forward. Thinksimplenow.com provides us with some ways to overcome our fears. Follow the link below to read the article.
The Bible also provides us an example and way of making fear take flight.
In the Bible verse above, Psalm 34, David was running away from King Saul who wanted to kill him. He escaped to Gath. David at first had his eyes focused on the fear of the king of Gath and acted as though he was crazy before the king. The king sent David away because God never took his eyes off David, even though David had taken his eyes off of God.
After this, David turned to the Lord and he sent him an escape route to a cave in Adullum, along with four hundred people who were also on the run. Though David had valid fears, this time he turned to the Lord and asked for his help. The Lord helped David and God not only provided an escape route, but he also gave David an escape from his fears.
Even though we may have every good reason to be afraid, God won’t desert us. He knows when we are in turmoil, and he is ready to calm our fears. We just need to turn to God and trust that he will provide a way of escape in our hearts from our fears.
What fears do you battle the most? To leave a comment just click on the blue "comments" below. I look forward to hearing from you
Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.