Fear of the storm

How to overcome fear through Gods word

Brianna Gusler

12/21/20233 min read

I want to open this up by saying that fear is a gateway for the devil. The moment you put fear into your life it allows the devil to have access to you. It is something that we all struggle with time and time again. Many people have had to overcome fear and trust in God throughout the Bible. I have always struggled with fear in my life. Storms have always been my biggest fear, specifically tornadoes. Every time the wind kicks up a notch, I immediately try to hide, as if the storm can see me. The tiniest drop of rain or thunder my whole body begins to shake, I can't breathe, I get nauseous and my heart starts racing. It has always been the most embarrassing thing about me. On the really bad days, I can't even move my body, I just get stuck.

So why am I talking about fear? Well as I stated before this is something that everyone has had issues with at least once in their life. Some have logical fear and some very irrational fear. Today, We are going to talk about what God says about fear and how to get through it and let God take control of that aspect of your life. There are three types of fears: Rational which is real, Primal which is natural fear due to evolution and Irrational fear which does not make sense and the probability of it happening is slim to none. The first thing we need to do other than putting it in God's hands is to learn where our fear came from.

In the bible, there are a lot of stories that talk about fear. One of those stories is the story of Moses. Moses overcame fear through trust in God. Moses expressed fear and doubt about his ability to lead the Israelites out of Egypt (Exodus 3:11). However, with God's reassurance and the provision of Aaron as a spokesperson, Moses overcame fear and accepted his mission. Then there is the story of Elijah. For forty days, Elijah traveled into the wilderness in what was to be a restoration of his soul and a change of fear. God led Elijah to Mount Sinai and there, he dealt with his fear. It is important to note here that Elijah wasn't doubting the power of the Lord - after all, he had performed many miracles himself. Then you got the story of David and Goliath, Then when Jesus calmed the storm from the sea, Daniel and the lion, Jonah, and so many more stories in the bible that talk about fear.

What does God say about fear and how can I overcome it?

Isaiah 41:10 says " So 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." God tells us that he is here for us and he will protect us. He tells us not to fear and we are not alone. How amazing is it to know that we are not alone in our fear?

Here he is again in Joshua 1:9 "Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

This is my favorite one, Psalm 34:4 " I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears" The Lord WILL deliver you from all of your fear if you just give it to him.

So how can you give it to God? Replace your fearful thoughts with God's truth. Read the bible, Study the word, and trust that he is powerful and almighty and will take it all away. Listen to your worship music when fear starts to creep in or study one favorite verse in the bible that helps your fear and when you feel fear, repeat that verse over and over again. Remind the devil, that "IT IS WRITTEN" just like Jesus did when he was tempted by the devil.

Let's close out with a prayer. Dear God, I thank you for being there for me in my life. I come before you, I am laying my fear and anxiety at your feet. It no longer has power over me. Amen