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Stigma of Fear

Weapons against the stigma of Fear, Worries, and Anxiety.

Slight fear can grow and overwhelm us. It can start from our mind, ears, and eyes until it conquers the five senses a human has and then spread to the nerves until our muscles tremble, and for all we know, our entire body is already possessed by fear. Our fear attacks our body as our autoimmune attacks our own body. In other words, fear causes stress in our bodies and is the root of most diseases. The only way to combat fear is to combat our weaknesses. We take prescribed drugs from our health providers to fight illnesses, so it is almost the same thing we should take as a prescription, what the word of God says and what effect it can have on our spiritual health.

Have you ever heard about the battle of the mind? It is the battlefield where the operation of the evil forces starts. It is a place where good and evil meet. It is the battle zone where they deceive our senses. They whisper lies to our ears, the deceptive beauty they want us to perceive, the sweet aroma of living their ways, which is part of their strategy to tempt us. Most of all, I enjoyed the taste of milk and honey and the luxurious feeling of being on top of the world. These are all in our minds before the world offers them to us. “Living like a king is normal in human nature.”  

When we focus on serving God, we are already equipped with weapons to fight the good fight of faith and reject the treasure on earth if it will cause us to separate from God. Fight the fear injected into our minds. God did not give us the spirit of fear, but the strength to fight the spirit of confusion. Worries and burdens can hold us back from our divine plan. The evildoers want us to fall backward with our plan until we cannot think clearly and divert our attention to blaming someone. There are many believers who, until now, asked this: “Why does God allow bad things to happen to good people?” It is not God that allows things to happen. It is us that allow it. We surrendered the battle even before it started.

Fear and worry are emotions related to negative thoughts. Jesus said why worry about tomorrow when tomorrow has its problems. We should not even worry if we will submit to Him the fear and worries; he will take them in which the enemy will not be happy. Remember that they tried to tempt Jesus three times, but it did not work. So why will they think it will work now? If you think that something will happen badly,  submit yourself to God and humbly give it to Him, and He will give you rest. Jesus used the word of God as it is written.

Worry is a state of mind caused by known circumstances. Our past experiences, the experiences of somebody we know, and the impact of those experiences make us anxious. Fear is a feeling of insecurity. In most cases, it results from hearsay, superstition, or invented fear of the mind. God commanded us not to fear because He knows the enemy will use fear so we cannot move forward and lessen our hopes and victories. Isaiah 43:1 says that we belong to Him. “Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.”    

Worry and fear are related and grounded in a lack of trust in God. Worry is more contained in our thoughts that affect our psychological well-being than the harm it will do to our body, while fear can bring more harm to the body. Both worry and fear are related and will bring an anxious body. The following Scriptures will surely give us strength and peace of mind: Proverbs 12:25 Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad. 1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.

We are born with nothing, so fear and worrying are not with us. When we came to this world, the world had it, offered it to us, and we accepted it. So, it is a choice we made. Can we say no? Of course not, because we are ignorant, and ignorance is no longer an excuse when we acquire the knowledge of God’s word. Can we un-choice it? Of course, we could; now that we are sufficiently informed, our conscience will participate in our daily choices. Remember that God listens to the testimony of conscience, but do not forget that He looks into our hearts.

When we put fear and worries as the center of our Christian living, there will only be two ways that might happen: it might go wrong or not. It might happen, or it might not. Why do we have to choose, then? Sometimes, our journey in this world does not give us any excuses but to choose whether we like it! When there is a clear and present danger of a real fear, our great defense is the Holy Spirit in us, and if it is an imaginary danger,  we have to pray and meditate day in and day out until such a thing is overcome.

Worries turn to fear, and fear turns to anxiety, and anxiety will produce stress in our bodies. When faced with this situation, most people turn to God and consciously surrender their free will to God’s will, and God will do the rest. Do what the LORD wants; he will give you your heart’s desire.

She recommended Biblical quotes about fear.

Deuteronomy 31:8— “He will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Romans 8:28— “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”

Isaiah 43:1— “Don’t fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.”

1 John 4:18— “Perfect Love Casts Out All Fear.”

Psalm 18:2— “The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer.”

Six ways to overcome fear

Prayer is our defense against any unrighteousness.

Trust in Him, and He will do the desire of your heart.

Confidence has power and will lead us to more victories.

The promise is our stronghold in this journey.

Perseverance is the strength that Christians should have.

Focus on Him alone, and He will give you rest.

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