overcoming fear

Overcoming Fear

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

The Great Depression was in its fourth year. It was a time of widespread uncertainty. Millions were unemployed. Many felt hopeless and afraid.

Then on this day in 1933, Franklin Roosevelt helped change the mood with what he said as he was sworn in as president of the United States. Roosevelt declared that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. This bold proclamation helped turn the tide against the grip of fear.

Fear can so cripple our hearts and minds that it can prevent clear thinking. It can make us feel timid, defeated, and discouraged. Fear even can keep us from having faith in God and enjoying the victory and blessing He wants to give us.

Abram was the first person in the Bible to hear the words Fear not. There were many reasons to be afraid. He and his household faced many uncertainties. Yet God told Abram that He was his shield and reward. He needed to trust Him, and not be afraid of any person or situation.

Right now, if there is any fear in your life, bring it to God. The Bible says, “The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe” (Proverbs 29:25).

Do not fear any person or problem you may be facing. And don’t allow fear to rule your life or keep you from experiencing God’s freedom, blessing, and victory. Trust in God. He is your shield and great reward.