3 EFFECTS OF FEAR
Fear stops me from feeling good.
Fear stops me from doing good.
Fear stops me from trusting God.
FEAR= FALSE EVIDENCE APPEARING REAL
WHY DO I STAY AFRAID?
Embrace a lie
Assume the Worst
Replay it constantly
KEY THOUGHT- FAITH IN GOD is the only true antidote to fear.
HOW TO FACE FEAR
Who God is.
1 The Lord is my light and my salvation—so why should I be afraid? The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble? Psalm 27:1 NLT
How praise crushes darkness.
1 I will praise the Lord at all times. I will constantly speak his praises. 2 I will boast only in the Lord; let all who are helpless take heart. 3 Come, let us tell of the Lord’s greatness; let us exalt his name together. Psalm 34:1-3 NLT
4 I prayed to the Lord, and he answered me. He freed me from all my fears. 5 Those who look to him for help will be radiant with joy; no shadow of shame will darken their faces. 6 In my desperation I prayed, and the Lord listened; he saved me from all my troubles. Psalm 34:4-6 NLT
7 For the angel of the Lord is a guard; he surrounds and defends all who fear him. 8 Taste and see that the Lord is good. Oh, the joys of those who take refuge in him!. Psalm 34:7-8 NLT
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! 5 Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Philippians 4:4-5 NIV
10 The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Psalm 34:10 NIV
1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” Psalm 91:1-2 NIV
6 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 NIV