“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10
To understand how to defeat it, we must first understand the thought. We can all agree it is a necessary tool in our lives that yields us from danger. However, just as a hammer is a useful tool, if you use it in every circumstance it’s going to do harm. You are not meant to live your life in fear.
“For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7
If God gives us a spirit of power, love, and self-control, who gives the spirit of fear? If the devil can keep you in fear, you will continue living in defeat.
Matthew 14:22-34 Peter is no stranger to fear. When he began to walk on the water with Jesus, what happened? The Bible says, “But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” When Peter saw the wind, he was afraid. If you were to ask me, “how do you defeat fear?” I would answer, “what are you looking at?
When Peter took his eyes off Jesus, fear took over. In our lives when we don’t keep our eyes fixed on Jesus in every circumstance, it can become easy to get afraid and sink.
“I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” Psalm 34:4
Choose today to take your eyes off the fear and on to the Father.