There is one tried and tested way that can help people in overcoming fear: Faith in God.
God is our protector. He is our rock, our shield, and our salvation. We can take refuge in Him whenever we are persecuted by troubles and insecurities. In our earthly existence, we are bound to encounter many challenges that can strike us down and leave us feeling fearful of what’s to come. But with God on our side, we should have nothing to fear!
Fear is often an instrument of the enemy to prevent us from living in peace with the Spirit of God. Fear can make us do something that takes us away from the path of righteousness. Because of fear, some people resort to sin, thinking that it will be the solution. Sin, however, will only create more problems for people in the long run, both in this world and the next.
While fear can make people do wrong things, it can also prevent people from doing the right things. Because of fear, some people neglect to do their duty as Christians. Have you ever experienced fear in expressing your faith in public? Or have you ever feared standing up for what is right amongst your friends?
Fear is found everywhere. A simple example can be found in the simplest of settings: in the classroom. When a little boy sees another child being bullied, he fears that if he says something, he, too, will be bullied. The same scenario can be seen in the highest levels of government and business industries. Though it may be difficult, we must always stand by what is right. As Christians, we should not only limit our faith to prayer, we must also put it in action.
God will always be on our side. The key to overcoming fear is to remember God’s promise of protection. The Bible says in Deuteronomy 31:6, “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”God will preserve your life in the midst of trouble. Have faith in Him and don’t let fear get in the way of your own great destiny.