April 08, 2024

Overcoming Fear

Isaiah 41:8-10

“Do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

—  Isaiah 41:10

Fear has a way of paralyzing us, hindering our progress, and robbing us of peace. Yet, as children of God, we are called to overcome fear and walk in the confidence of his presence and power.

When fear tries to grip our hearts, we can find strength in God’s promises. The Lord assures us that he is with us, holding us in his mighty hand. In the face of uncertainty, we can trust in God’s faithfulness and goodness.

Overcoming fear requires a shift in our perspective. Instead of dwelling on our anxieties, we can focus on the truth of God’s Word. We are reminded that we serve the God who is greater than any fear we may face. His strength and help are readily available.

Courage is not the absence of fear but the choice to press forward despite our fear. As we surrender our fears to God, he equips us with his strength, enabling us to face challenges with boldness and resilience. In God we find refuge, peace, and the assurance that we are never alone.

Today let’s release our fears into God’s capable hands. May we meditate on his promises, allowing his truth to banish fear from our hearts. With confidence in his presence and strength, we can step forward into the purposes God has for our lives, knowing that he is faithful to uphold us.

Father, thank you for your presence and power in our lives. Help us to overcome fear by focusing on you and your promises. In Jesus’ name we pray. Amen.

About the author — Darrell Delaney

Darrell Delaney is a cohost of ReFrame’s podcast ministry Groundwork and serves as lead chaplain with Reach the Forgotten Jail Ministry in Michigan. He considers it his life’s calling to create and facilitate life-giving environments in which people can thrive and grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ. Darrell and his wife, Kia, have three children. He enjoys spending time with family, walking, reading, and playing basketball, chess, and video games.

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