Overcoming FearJune 18, 2021
He [Jesus] said to them, “Let us go over to the other side.” And there arose a fierce gale of wind, and the waves were breaking over the boat so much that the boat was already filling up. Jesus Himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke Him and said to Him, “Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” And He got up and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Hush, be still.” And the wind died down and it became perfectly calm. Mark 4:35, 37-39
1. GO TO THE OTHER SIDE. God’s love will produce tremendous security even in the middle of a storm. He wants to set you free from fear so that you can both command the storm to be calm and trust Him enough to even be at peace in the midst of it. When Jesus is in the center of your situation, you will get to the other side!
2. GET FILLED WITH GOD’S WORD. God’s Word on any given subject will produce faith and bring a tremendous change to your perspective. If you’re worried about finances, study what God’s Word says about meeting your needs. If you are wondering about your future, find scriptures about God’s plan for your life. Whatever you are dealing with, write it down, answer it with the Word of God, and move forward!
3. FREE OTHERS. When Jesus got to the other side, He immediately encountered a demon-possessed man who desperately needed help. Jesus freed him and “the man who had been demon-possessed [was] sitting down, clothed and in his right mind” (Mark 5:1-15). When you overcome fear in your own life, you will be able to boldly preach the Gospel to the afflicted and set captives free (Luke 4:18).
God bless you!
To deal with successfully; prevail over. To surmount opposition; be victorious.
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