Fears, worries, strongholds, giants—call them whatever you want. These are the scary things in life that force us to either run and hide or face them head-on. They show up in the form of unexpected medical diagnoses. They hit us with betrayal in relationships. They bombard us with financial burdens that seem to keep growing.
What fears are you facing today?
Whatever they are, and no matter how scary they seem, please know this: You are not alone. The Lord is with you. He goes before you and behind you. He hedges you in with His love and keeps His hand upon you every step of the way.
“You hem me in, behind and before, and lay Your hand upon me." (Psalm 139:5)
My hope is that this prayer for strength will give you the courage to face the unknown and rely on the power of God to see you through. No matter what, always remember: He is with you. He loves you. He hears you.
A Prayer for Strength for When You’re Facing Your Fears
Heavenly Father, I come to you today, full of anxiety and fear of what is going on around me. Lord, you know it is in my nature to want to run away and hide from my problems. But I don’t want to run away anymore. I want to face my fears head-on, and I need your help.
Lord, I desperately need your strength to move forward. I need your Spirit to lead me. I feel weak and helpless. I feel as though I have no strength to carry on. But somewhere in the back of my mind, I know that in my weakness, you are strong. Your word tells me that I can delight in hardships, persecutions, and difficulties. For in times of trouble, you are very strong indeed (2 Corinthians 12:10).
Gracious God, please help me to see things as you see them. As my situation seems to grow into a mountain of hardship, please help me see you more and more. Help me to recognize your provision and wait upon you to lead me. I know you care about me. You care about what I am going through. Thank you so much. I lean on you now, for every bit of strength to go on. For it is by your strength—the strength of your Spirit—that helps me scale every mountain in my life. Help me to keep going, even when I’d rather give up. I need you.
Father, I commit every worry to you today. Every thought that darkens my mind, every cloud that covers my heart, I commit them to you. I ask for your peace—the peace that surpasses all understanding. Right in the middle of my worst fears, Lord, I ask for your peace and rest.
Holy God, in the name of your Son, Jesus, I pray for wisdom in this situation. I ask for the wisdom only you can give, and I believe you will give it. Thank you for that promise. I believe you will give me strength to stand. I believe that you will be with me every step of the way. I believe you’ve got this. You’ve got me.
Thank you, Lord, for hearing me when I pray. I lift my hands in praise to you today and know that you are faithful. I trust You completely with my fears. I thank you for giving me strength through the storms of life. I pray these things in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen.
Whatever fears you are facing today, remember that nothing is insurmountable for our great and mighty God. In His name—the powerful name of Jesus—all fears, worries, strongholds, and giants, are cast down. Everything that comes against us must submit under the authority of God’s mighty hand. Be strong and of great courage today. God loves you. He is with you. He hears you.
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Jennifer Waddle considers herself a Kansas girl, married to a Colorado hunk, with a heart to encourage women everywhere. She is the author of several books, including Prayer WORRIER: Turning Every Worry into Powerful Prayer, and is a regular contributor for LifeWay, Crosswalk, Abide, and Christians Care International. Jennifer’s online ministry is EncouragementMama.com where you can find her books and sign up for her weekly post, Discouragement Doesn’t Win. She resides with her family near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains—her favorite place on earth.