Fear can lock us up and close us down.
We often know what the cause is but sometimes it takes time for us to see the real situation behind our fear.
I have found that, as I read the Bible and seek the Lord, I have been able to recognise my fears more clearly and face them with courage.
When we are confronted with a difficult situation and nothing seems to happen externally, we can still know that freedom and release will be given as we concentrate on Jesus Christ.
Is your fear standing between you and Jesus? We must face it in truth and get through it in the presence of Jesus.
Then that very problem itself, and all that you have been through in connection with it, will glorify Him in a way that you will never know until you see Him face to face.
Our fears can become our strength.
My late husband, Bill Subritzky, read the Psalms daily. We often used to discuss verses that encouraged us. Here are a few of these –
The LORD is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me;
You will stretch out Your hand
Against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
The LORD will perfect that which concerns me;
Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever.