Here are three ways I’ve used fifteen promises to fight fear and anxiety for more than a decade.
- See it. Put the verses everywhere. You can print them and hang them on your refrigerator or bathroom mirror. Or you can write them out on sticky notes or pieces of paper you tape around the house or in your car. You can write them at the top of each week on your day planner or even save them as a picture on your smart phone and make them your screensaver. Bottom line: Keep them in front of your eyes.
2. Say it. Say the verses out loud. At the first hint of anxiety in your soul, or the first brush with panic and fear, speak out loud the truths you’ve been seeing everywhere you turn. Whisper it if you’re uncomfortable, but speak it out loud, because when you say it, you’re not only reciting truth, you’re hearing it. You are telling yourself the truth of the matter and forcing your flesh to oblige.
3. Pray it. Pray the verses over yourself and the people you love. Be honest about the condition of your heart and ask God to give you the boldness, confidence and freedom you find in his Word. When you listen to a friend or your child and you encounter hearts of fear and anxiety in them, pray these Scriptures out loud for them to hear, rejecting the enemy and the oppression he seeks to strangle us with and inviting the truth of God’s Word to do exactly what it says it will do.
As you use see, say and pray these scriptures they will become a part of who you are. God will weave his Word into your heart in a way that defines you and sets you free.
Will you ever face fear and anxiety again? If you’re like me, then yes, you will. But you’ll know where to turn, running back to the familiar and powerful words of the God who saves us and secures us.
I’m praying for you today, friend. And don’t forget to share these with someone else who may need them.
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