It is Face your Fears Day. What are you afraid of? The Morning Thing 10/11/16

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Spiders? Clowns? Speaking in public? Heights? What are you afraid of?
Face Your Fears Day gives you the chance to stand up to your fears, overcome them, and to seize the day.

The Morning Thing shared some ways to handle fear. Rebecca Barlow Jordan shares 5 ways to handle irrational fear on www.crosswalk.com
1. Cry Out to Jesus
The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe (Proverbs 18:10, NIV). The eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears are attentive to their cry,” (Psalm 34:15, NIV). I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears (Psalm 34:4, NIV).

2. Cling to God’s Word
The unfolding of your words gives light (Psalm 119:130, NIV). Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path (Psalm 119:105, NIV).

3. Cast Your Cares (and Fears) on Him
Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you (Psalm 55:22, NIV).
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you (Psalm 56:3, NIV). They will have no fear of bad news; their hearts are steadfast, trusting in the Lord (Psalm 112:7, NIV).

4. Confess Your Inability and God’s Ability to Remove Those Fears
I can do all this through him who gives me strength(Philippians 4:13, NIV).
Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4, NIV). So do not fear, for I am with you’ do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10, NIV). Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9, NIV).

5. Call a trusted friend or Christian counselor to intercede for you
Pray for one another that you may be healed. The prayer of a godly person is powerful. It makes things happen (James 5:16, NIRV). Be not afraid of sudden fear(Proverbs 3:25, KJV).

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Bible Verses About Fear – Read scriptures that can guide and encourage you on topics relating to fear, such as fear and anxiety, fear of love, fear of the unknown and fear of death. Read verses from the Holy Bible about fear in relation to God, Jesus Christ, and the Christian faith. From www.biblestudytools.com

  • Isaiah 35:4

    4 say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
  • John 14:27

    27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
  • Joshua 1:9

    9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.”
  • Matthew 6:34

    34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
  • Isaiah 43:1

    1 But now, this is what the LORD says— he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.
  • Psalm 23:4

    4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley,I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
  • Psalm 34:4

    4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
  • Psalm 94:19

    19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.
  • Romans 8:38-39

    38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • Psalm 27:1

    1 The LORD is my light and my salvation— whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life— of whom shall I be afraid?
  • 1 Peter 5:6-7

    6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. 7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
  • Psalm 118:6

    6 The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
  • 2 Timothy 1:7

    7 For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
  • Psalm 115:11

    11 You who fear him, trust in the LORD— he is their help and shield.
  • Psalm 103:17

    17 But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD’s love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children’s children—
  • Psalm 112:1

    1 Praise the LORD.Blessed are those who fear the LORD, who find great delight in his commands.
  • Deuteronomy 31:6

    6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
  • 1 Chronicles 28:20

    20 David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.
  • Psalm 56:3-4

    3 When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. 4 In God, whose word I praise— in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
  • Isaiah 41:10

    10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
  • Isaiah 41:13

    13 For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
  • Isaiah 54:4

    4 “Do not be afraid; you will not be put to shame. Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated. You will forget the shame of your youth and remember no more the reproach of your widowhood.
  • Matthew 10:28

    28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
  • Romans 8:15

    15 The Spirit you received does not make you slaves, so that you live in fear again; rather, the Spirit you received brought about your adoption to sonship. And by him we cry, “Abba, Father.”
  • 1 Corinthians 16:13

    13 Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
  • Hebrews 13:5-6

    5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” 6 So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?”
  • 1 Peter 3:13-14

    13 Who is going to harm you if you are eager to do good? 14 But even if you should suffer for what is right, you are blessed. “Do not fear their threats ; do not be frightened.”
  • 1 John 4:18

    18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
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