How fear and anxiety come to us:
- As a result of experienced trauma – anything that caused us severe emotional or mental anguish
- It has been handed down from our parents, and they learned it from their parents, etc.
- We may have been neglected during our formative years, which casts a lurking, shadowy sense of anxiety around us.
- Or, we have been so over-protected that we have learned to fear everything.
God does not want us locked up in fear. He gave us the emotion of fear to help us avoid or escape danger. It was never meant to be a roadblock.
Philippians 4:6, 7 says, “Do not be anxious about anything,but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” (NIV)
The more trust we can place in God, the less fear we will experience.
1 Peter 5:7 says, You can throw the whole weight of your anxieties upon him, for you are his personal concern. (Phillips)
Think about it. Can you begin in some small way to trust God a little more with each fear? He’s on your side.