Do you ever struggle with fear—fear of losing someone or something? Fear of losing your job or home? Fear of losing your husband or wife? Fear of losing your child? Fear of losing your life?……
How do you cope with your fears? Try to think positive thoughts? Try to be more disciplined in your thought life? Try not to think about it?
There is a better way—don’t try to cope, or avoid your fears, but fully face your fears and…
“Settle it at the extreme!”
When a fear comes into your mind, think about the worst case scenario. Fully face your fear and take it to the extreme: “what am I afraid of and what is the the worst that could happen?”
Then, at “the extreme” make Jesus ALL you need!
“Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me. But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’” II Corinthians 12:8-9 NIV.
The antidote to fear is not courage, or positivity, but rather is love.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear…” I John 4:18 NIV.
Whenever you experience fear, “settle it at the extreme”—make Jesus all you need, abandon yourself to His sufficiency and experience His perfect Love—which drives out all fear!
You can live free from “The Arrow Of Fear“!
Pastor Steve Peterson