1) Recognize fear:
Recognize that fear is not of God.
John 10:10 The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).
Jesus came that we would have life. Fear causes people not to live. People who fear are paralyzed by it. They can’t do what God has called them to do. It causes people to look inward.
Recognize if you are stopped by a force of terror or fear. Fear has symptoms. Some are panic, worry, anxiety, heart rate increases, and much more. These are not from God. He does not put these things on us.
If you have a fear or phobia say so. Once you recognize these fears you can become ready to receive the solution that only God can provide.
2) Resist fear
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Therefore put on God’s complete armor, that you may be able to resist and stand your ground on the evil day [of danger], and, having done all [the crisis demands], to stand [firmly in your place].
1 THE WICKED flee when no man pursues them, but the [uncompromisingly] righteous are bold as a lion.
Be bold as a lion & stand against the fear that satan tries to put on you.
say to those with fearful hearts, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you.”
Never give up! Have the spirit to fight back. Don’t yield to your fears. Don’t give up hope of victory.
3) Fight fear with the word
The living word, what does the bible say?
The word says a lot about fear. Fear not is in the bible in many places, at least 100 times from Gen. to Rev.
God spoke to Abraham and said, “Fear not” (Gen. 15:1).
God spoke to the children of Israel and said, “Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord” (Ex. 14:13).
The great patriarch David said, “Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil” (Ps. 23:4).
Here are just twelve of the precious promises you can use in gaining victory over fear:
“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Tim. 1:7).
“Ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s” (Deut. 1:17).
“Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage” (Josh. 10:25).
“Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH is my strength and my song; He also is become my salvation” (Is. 12:2)
“O man greatly beloved, fear not: peace be unto thee, be strong, yea, be strong” (Dan. 10:19).
“For He shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways” (Ps. 91:11).
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear” (Ps. 46:1,2).
“I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee” (Heb. 13:5).
“The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me” (Heb. 13:6).
“Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows” (Mt. 10:31).
“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee” (Is. 26:3).
“Fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings” (Is. 51:7).
4) Fight fear with prayer
a heart to heart talk with God
Psalm 64:1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
Dan. 9:3 And I set my face unto the Lord God, to seek by prayer and supplications, with fasting, and sackcloth, and ashes:
Phl. 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Rom 12:12 Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer…
5) Put your faith in Jesus and what He did at the Cross for you.
Jn. 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 Jn. 3:8 He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.
Jn. 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have [it] more abundantly.
Jn. 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.
Fear is no respect of no one! We all face it at one time or another, but how we handle it is the question.
When you honestly do your part to conquer fear, God will work through the Holy Spirit to do the rest.