Freedom from Fear

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We're all on a journey that we're called to walk in faith. If we're walking in fear, we're NOT walking in faith. Some have said that the letters in the word "fear" define what it is: "False Evidence Appearing Real." Instead of letting our imagination run away with us, picturing scenarios with the worst possible ending, learn to focus on the One Who has told us over and over in His Word, "Fear not, for I am with you."

1. Isaiah 41:10 is my "go to" verse, whenever fear starts to creep back in. Read Isaiah 41:8-13.
  a)
   
  b) Who or what was causing the fear?
   
  c) What did God promise He would do for them in verses 10 and 13?
   
   
   
   
  d) Will He still do these things for us today?
   

2. Read Deuteronomy 31:1-6
  a)
   
  b) To whom was God speaking through His messenger in verse 6?
   
  c) Who or what was causing the fear?
   
  d) What did God promise He would do for them in verses 5 and 6?
   
   
   
  e) Will He still do these things for us today?
   

3. Read Judges 6:11-16
  a)
   
  b) Who or what was causing the fear?
   
  c) What did God promise He would do to help in verse 16?
   
  d) What did God say would be the end result of the battle? (vs. 16)
   
  e) Read Judges 7. Did everything come to pass, exactly as the Lord had promised?
   

4. Read Isaiah 35:4. When we face serious problems, a vague feeling of optimism does
not comfort our fearful hearts. They are calmed by the assured confidence that
 

5. Read 1 John 4:18.
  a)
   
  b) In other words, if our relationship with God is marked by tormenting fear, it shows that we have not been made
    that is, complete, and mature - in His love.

6. Read Psalm 46:1-2. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though
 
 

7. Do you think God was waiting on me to learn His lesson about fear (see personal testimony in the left column), before He eliminated the situation?
 
  Explain your answer. (Answers will vary.)
 
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