Isaiah 51: 7 (NIV)
7 “Hear me, you who know what is right, you people who have my law in your hearts: Do not fear the reproach of men or be terrified by their insults.”
There was a time in my life that I used to be so fearful I even felt I could not leave my house. The fear was so intense that I was even frightened to go into the garden.
Fear overtook my thoughts and I was stuck in my own little world. Crying and praying and crying I took my Bible and sat on my bed. Tears pouring down my cheeks, I could hardly believe what my life had become.
As I sat there and prayed asking the Lord to help me, my Bible fell open on Isaiah 51. My eye caught verses 7 and I sat there reading the verse.
You see my problem was I could not find a job and it felt like my entire life was falling apart. I tried everything I could to get my life on track.
The key to my dissolving the fear I felt was as follows:
- · I decided to trust the Lord my God fully.
- · I spoke to Him in prayer and told Him what was bothering me.
- · I confessed my sins.
- · I cried out to Him and I humbled myself before Him.
I started focusing on God’s Word, I looked for reasons why I felt so fearful and I discovered that I was feeling so sad and fearful because I felt I was not contributing to the house hold. I forgot that I was cleaning, doing the washing, ironing the clothes, cooking meals, baking cakes and running the jumping castle business.
Within a couple of days, I felt relieve and I knew God had stepped in and dissolved my fear.
Please should you feel fearful speak to someone about what you are scared of and they can help you. Drop me a mail and I will also speak to you and even pray with you.