Create an Anti-Fear File
Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6
Did you hear about the little boy with two lines in a play? He was supposed to say, “It is I. Be not afraid.” But when he got on stage, he blurted out, “It’s me. And I’m scared!”
God doesn’t want us to go through life scared. He gives us tools for living confidently in the world. He gives His Word. The Bible is filled with verses designed to assist us in combating personal fear and worry.
If your mind is anxious and fearful, try something like this. Grab a stack of 3” x 5” cards and search God’s Word for verses of assurance. Create your own Anti-Fear File. Write down the words of Scripture that speak most to you and keep them close. Read them aloud. Choose a fresh verse each day and keep it where you can see it. Begin memorizing the verses one by one, sharing them with others.
Oh, yes—you might include this one: “But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘Be of good cheer! It is I; do not be afraid’” (Matthew 14:27).
If fear dominates your life, ultimately it destroys everything God wants to do for you. David Jeremiah
God Is With Us In Tough Times – Deuteronomy 31:6