{My Fear} Week 3 Mid-Week Follow Up

Hi My Praying Friends,

Are you feeling lighter? After praying about fear for the past week have you noticed yourself thinking brave thoughts, making bold statements or taking more courageous steps?

Fear is so heavy, and it’s not something that God wants any of us to struggle with alone. He never leaves us, especially when we’re dealing with our fears.

Sometimes fear disguises itself as insecurity, worry, or panic attacks. Fear is a bully that wants to dominate and control us. But none of those things can dominate us when we run to Jesus. He is the One who brings release and freedom from fear’s heaviness.

If you have struggled with fear for a long time, you may need to continue praying, so I’m encouraging you to do just that, and continually remind yourself that you are strong, bold, and very courageous. Because in Christ, you are. Fear may not disappear overnight, but in the strong name of Jesus it will lose its power in our lives. 

Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
Keep praying strong, bold prayers against fear this week, sweet friends! And please let me know how your prayers against fear are going; I'd love to hear your story! 

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Praying (boldly!) for you,


 

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

I continue to pray to cast this weight of fear from my life. I carry it around like a heavy wet blanket and it robs me of peace, joy and contentment. I have been truly blessed and I yearn for freedom to enjoy these blessings.

trina white said...

I need to pray more and harder. My fears are trying to take the best of me. I was doing great the beginning of the week and then I let individuals peek in and away went my confidence. I asking for help with dealing wirh this and God guidance to help me shake this rocky road. I need to continue to pray for my mind, sttitude and my fears.

Anonymous said...

Fear has a firm grasp on my body and my mind. I allow it to overcome me in many ways, through this journey I am learning to rely more on God and less on my thoughts from the past. Life is what I have and I must make the best of it...casting away the fear of the unknown and the doubts in my mind will allow me to live a fuller life...I will continue praying as my work is not done. Thank you Father for all you have done for me.

Melinda said...

Acknowledging my fear and facing the challenges to beat has been a blessing to me this week. I am praying throughout the day and being committed to stay in His word diligently.
He has us wrapped in His arms.

Maria G said...

I've struggled with fear of standing before an audience and speaking. Even to share my testimony has been hard. This week I had an opportunity, and I thought I'd be a mess. But without being conscious of it, I did a good job. I thank God and praise Him for helping me step out with boldness.

Anonymous said...

I have had to walk through many fears in my life. I had times when I didn't think I would be able to survive the things that my fears centered around -- the death of my husband, my mother, several siblings; a child who is drug-addicted and far from home; financial ruin. But, all of these things happened even though I was afraid and felt crushed. In all of them, the lesson was that God will walk through things with me. I survived and I even am happy and thrive today. It was a long, sometimes painful, journey to understanding what scripture is talking about when it says "all things work together for good..." I know now that no amount of fear, anxiety, worry, control-seeking, bargaining or begging God can change what happens in life. I have come to a place where I run to the Lord with my fears, leaving them with Him and trusting that no matter how awful something might be He is with me in it. I have few fears now, and none that control me. Praise God.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your help, Julie! It *is* making a difference in my life. I pray for us all in this Study, and you, too. xo ~CarolAnne~

brenda o said...

my fear is and always has been of not measuring up; whether it is to what others expect of me, job performance , as a parent, a spouse, homemaker, the way my home is decorated, my clothing style and the biggest one of all am I letting my Heavenly Father down ? I know my salvation is an undeserved blessing but still feel there must certainly be things that he expects of me. this study is definitely something I have needed for a long time.

Lyne Brown said...

You posted my favorite verse to combat fear....Isaiah 41:10! God gave me this verse when I was flooded with fears going through a divorce and facing life as a single mother. One thing I did during that time that was very helpful was to write everything that I was fearing down in my journal. Seeing it on paper helped me to look at my fears more logically and served as a great reminder that I had turned them all over to God. He is faithful!

Pigeon River said...

I thought I had already posted in this mid-week post, but see that I never had.
Right now I just want to share with you from Dr. David Jeremiah -- it's actually from an ad in my emails that I just got this morning:

"The word "afraid" occurs more than 200 times in the Bible — and the word "fear" more than 400.
It seems like each of us experiences fear at some time ... even the heroes of the faith!
But there is good news! "Fear not" is the most frequently stated command in the Bible!
You can be confident that God's Word has the answer to your every fear!"

How's that for God bringing it all together? Praise the Lord, I will not fear!

Anonymous said...

"Fear may not disappear overnight, but in the strong name of Jesus it will lose its power in our lives." I experience that EVERY time I pray against it, and I'm learning to stop, drop, and run to Him, faster and faster, when I'm feeling anxious and fearful. I am going through a difficult marital separation. And the enemy would love to devour me! But he keeps fleeing when I pray. So I keep praying!!! -caroline

Mary T said...

I want to thank Pigeon River for sharing that beautiful poem! It puts into words my faith and trust in God each day! God bless!

Anonymous said...

I THINK WHAT I FEAR IS THAT MY HUSBAND AND DAUGHTER WILL NEVER BE SAVED....ESPECIALLY MY DAUGHTER. SHE CLINGS TO EVERYTHING EXCEPT JESUS.REJECTS AND REFUSES HIM. SHE IS 38. MY HUSBAND WILL NOT EVER TALK ABOUT WHAT HE BELIEVES AND IS SILENT ON THE SUBJECT OF FAITH.WE WERE NOT CHRISTIANS WHEN WE MARRIED. I WAS 18 AND PREGNANT. HE WAS 20. OUR 39TH WEDDING ANNIVERSARY IS IN DECEMBER- PRAISE GOD...I DIDN'T THINK I HAD "FEAR" BUT I READ ABOVE AND IT SAID IT DISGUISES ITSELF. I DO GET SOME ANXIETY-I NEVER KNOW WHY I GET IT...BUT OBVIOUSLY SOMETHING IS WEIGHING ON MY MIND.. I CONSTANTLY BRING IT TO JESUS...I GET MIGRAINES- FOR 20 + YEARS. THAT IS NOT FUN. I THINK I WORRY ABOUT AGING....I'M STILL TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHY I GET ANXIETY.....IT JUST SHOWS ITSELF BY MAKING ME FEEL LIKE I JUST RECIEVED REALLY BAD NEWS- BUT I DIDN'T...IT GOES AWAY QUICKLY AS I PRAY ABOUT IT , BUT IT IS MOST UNWELCOME....THANK YOU

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