“Iron sharpens iron, and one person sharpens another.” (Proverbs 27:17)
Another way to fight against fear is with the help of fellow believers. Sometimes we get lost in our thoughts because we rely too much on our own abilities.
Humans have needed companionship since the Garden of Eden (Genesis 2:18). This truth still applies to Christians today. Whenever we begin falling into the spiral of fear, other people can bring us back to clarity.
Believers can offer support through their own prayers, reminding us of God’s truth, and simple words of encouragement.
When we find ourselves no longer alone, fear has less of a hold.
Cast Away Fear
As God created humankind in His image, He also blessed us with emotions (Genesis 1:26). In and of themselves, emotions are simply states of being. Whether or not they draw us closer to God helps us determine if the emotion is helpful.
For example, we can be happy someone lost a job, or happy that someone found a new job.
In the same way, fear serves us well when protecting us from real danger such as a wild animal. When fear becomes detrimental to our faith is when we begin to doubt God. In a fearful mindset, we are more aware of danger than we are of God’s presence.
The more we can shift our awareness to thinking of God as always present, the more we will be able to live with a spirit that consists of “power, love, and sound judgment.”
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