It’s hard to talk about fear and not think about the tragedies we see on the news every day. We’ve all had those moments when we think, “That could happen to anyone… Even me.” Let’s talk about keeping that fear from controlling our minds and what truths God gives us to think on instead.

Read (from the New Living Translation)

2 Timothy 1:7

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.

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When walking into a football stadium just days after a tragic shooting, Justin Paul (from WAY-FM) was reminded of something his mother used to tell him. It was surprisingly relevant to every adult struggling with fear.

 

Notes from the Life Application Study Bible

Paul [author of 2 Timothy] mentions three characteristics of the effective Christian leader: power, love, and self-discipline. These are available to us because the Holy Spirit lives in us. Follow his leading each day so that your life will more fully exhibit these characteristics. See Galatians 5:22, 23 for a list of the by-products of the Holy Spirit living in us.

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Stetson
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Was just reading Joshua and how he was to take on all the Canaanite tribes, giants…God told him do not fear . I will be with you. It was amazing reading about the surprise tactics He gave Joshua to use and even sending hail stones on the enemy . God has our back IF we are in His will and His way .

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

I love that scripture says that He will NEVER leave us or forsake us!

Member

I read Daniel 6:34-37 While King Nebuchadnezzar was in the field eating like the oxen and he lifted his eyes toward heaven and he blessed and praised and gave honor to God. I wonderful testimony. He had dreams that Daniel interpreted. No matter how low we go the Lord is ready to hear our praises and prayers and lead us out.

Sarcher
Member

Currently my fears after surgery is just getting around. Showers are an assisted thing and that is fearful. The thought of falling is so great then. Sad to say such a small thing is scary. So glad this is going on now. It helps so much. Thank you

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

So glad that this is encouraging you and helping you with your fear. I love seeing how God always has us covered!

Cody D
Member

I understand what you’re going through.
I have Muscular Dystrophy, which is a disease that takes away the ability for your body to make new muscles. Because of this disease I can’t walk or stand, and my arms are pretty weak, so I require assistance with many things.I know it sounds silly to be scared of something so small, but I also have a fear of falling.
What did Wally call the fear of falling? I think it was basophobia?

Kimberly Robinson
Guest

These reminders are so good. Thank you!

Member

I am still having panic attacks. But I keep on praying,

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

Panic attacks are awful, so glad you are still praying and leaning on God. On Monday, Jasmine Murray gives some really practical hints on panic attacks.

Michelle
Guest

Have you had them?

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

I have loved ones who suffer from them and know how they affect their lives. Jasmine Murray has suffered some and will be talking about some things that have helped her in those moments, on Monday.

Christy
Guest

I have them too along with awful anxiety. I pray all the time to show me how to lift this from my life. Prayer works. I can be driving in my car, even at the grocery store … if I feel it I start praying. It also helps to be around people that understand how it feels. Stay strong because you can beat it.

Gcroft
Member

This is definitely my go to verse when I am afraid and I memorized it to get me past those fearful moments! Works every time. I might have to repeat several times, but it gets me through it.

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

This is such a good verse to stand on in those tough moments.

Member

I know that feeling of being fearful after a shooting. The aurora theater shooting really made me fearful to go to a theater for a long time. My daughter lost a friend and it scared me to think she was supposed to be there. It took me a few years to come to terms that, that was not God but evil that did that. So I am no longer fearful to go and do what I love and that’s seeing movies. Than you

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

Wow, that is really scary. I am so glad your daughter was not there and that you are able to get back to doing something you love! Satan loves to steal our joy, so I am happy to hear you are walking in joy instead of fear!

pam s
Member

I am walking thru a 2nd divorce at 58 years of age. For the past 2 months I have struggled with fear in relation to my financial future. I work part-time and had plans to retire this year. Now I have to increase my hours and pick up medical insurance. Not to mention find a new home that I can afford and feel safe in. Can you say fear with a big “F”? This study has met me right where I am. I thank God for the “coincidences” in our lives.

Member

Pam: I understand what you are feeling because I too have been there at age 62. One other thing I do know is that God will get you through if you rest on His promises. I will lift you up in prayer. Best of luck.

Doris Ripczinski
Member

Amen! For several years I did volunteer work at my county jail through the chaplain’s office. Every time, there was at least a couple of inmates coming up to me and asking for prayer concerning their fears. This verse was the first words out of my mouth. Those who knew God, showed enlightened peace, others, it stirred to go deeper into the free Bible they were given. Wonderful Words of Life! Thank You Lord!

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

Love this! Such amazing truth to be passing on to them!

God’s Child
Guest

THIS is what I need! I quote that verse, but struggle how to live it out in those fearful situations. I think I have a sound mind in these situations. I have God’s love. How do I have power when someone could physically hurt or kil me because they are physically more powerful than me?

Allyss
Guest
“When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God’s love.” (Charles H. Spurgeon) and “When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true: ‘Death has been swallowed up in victory.’ ‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’” (1 Corinthians 15:54-55) I think power comes from knowing that death does not get the final word… so we don’t need to fear even being physically overpowered. And I think of David and… Read more »
Kelly
Guest
There are several stories in the Bible I could point to. However, I feel for you this is a matter of trust. Trust God over and above the power man holds. Trust Him to be with you, to get you through. Trust Him for the power. I think trust is the key to power. When I look at the examples in the Bible…. David v. Goliath, David trusted God alone, the king tried to put armor on David, give him a swprd….David left stuff that comventionaly makes one better in battle. Then there are those that were thrown in the… Read more »
Danielle
Guest

I needed to hear this, I am currently leaving a job and taken another one and loosing a great deal of money. I have much fear, but I have prayed about a change and this is what I believe God has in store for me.

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

That can be a very scary place to be in, Cj is going to talk a little bit more about that on Tuesday. So glad to hear you can walk in Gods peace and know that he has the best plans for our lives.

Kathy
Guest
I am so afraid that my son will not be successful and that he is not being truthful to me about his progress at work and in college because he knows I will blame myself. This is because of baggage I have. I have been listening to these and I do think fear is clouding my judgment and turns my focus away from God. I think maybe I am afraid that if he fails it is my fault. I am thankful for this study, definitely need these words and thoughts to help me let go of my fear.
Michelle
Guest

Oh my gosh, I have similar feelings also. My son is at college also let’s pray together that they will both be ok – from Michelle in Washington State

Sandra
Member
I have gone through some bullying at work several months ago. Because of that I now suffer from PTSD. I’m back at work in a different setting, but everyday is a struggle. I’m riddled with fear. Fear I’ll say or do something to cause the bullying to start again. Fear I’m not good enough, fear of failure, pretty much fear of everyday things I use to enjoy. I’m really glad that fear is the what we are studying. I’m making it day by day, and it really helps to know that I’m not an outcast, that others are out there… Read more »
Allyss
Guest

Sandra, praying that God will heal you from the trauma. I am so sorry for the injustice you have endured. Praise God that you are here and seeking Him— he sees you, sister and you are not alone. 💛

lorilu
Member

Aah yes the sound mind part! My fears do indeed “scramble” my thoughts and often that internal confusion causes problems with my focus on FatherGod,
Thank you for refreshing us with that simple but oh so powerful verse!

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

So true! Love this verse and the truth it reminds us of!

Dianne Lavenson
Member

Thank you so much, Justin Paul! My husband is going through a lot right now ( and so is my daughter) and it ALL centers around fear! I am going to show both of them your video! Thank you for sharing God’s truth with me!

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

So glad to hear this was encouraging to you and hopefully is able to encourage your husband and daughter as well.

tramirez
Member
Justin, loved it!!! The Christian group Manafest’s favorite verse! Christopher Scott Greenwood, the lead singer of the group, lost his father to suicide when he was young, started out life with the wrong things and is finishing it well…with no fear, and with Christ. I pray for everyone in the world to remember the TRUTH in this verse, and for all of us to really believe and trust in it! Please God… help us all to have the strength to claim this beautiful gift that YOU have given us, and to enjoy every moment…of everyday with this knowledge. Great job!!!… Read more »
Member

Saw this in a daily devotion from Max Lucado yesterday – “Fear triggers either despair or prayer. Choose wisely.”

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

Wow, that is some good truth! Thanks for sharing that with us!

Member

Love that 2 Timothy verse! Going to be quoting that to my little one when she gets fearful

Tricia
Guest

I am loving this series on fear. I live with clinical depression and anxiety. My favorite bible verse is Isaiah 41:10 which Wally did on day one. Thank you Justin! I love the way you broke this verse down. I won’t look at it the same way again 💜💜💜

KathyJean Walter
Guest

God gives us power, love and self control. All these gifts protect us from fear.

Kathy Kauffman
Member

Life may be different in a month or two. I am in a fearful situation when I’m fact everything Financial might be taken care of, and I want to work! I’m scared of the future. I have dreams and ambitions but what if those dreams are taken away again? I am going to go to a pastor to discuss my fear. It’s the only answer i have right now. I may have to pay up so to speak for my sins. I don’t know what to do.

Allyss
Guest

Praying right now for you to be courageous Kathy. God already knows the good plans he has for you— plans to prosper, not to harm you. (Jeremiah 29:11) you can trust him to never leave you alone, no matter what consequences you might be facing.

Lovy
Guest

I needed to hear this today. Amen

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

Yay! So happy that this encouraged you today!

Trudi
Guest

Praise God that He gives us so many great scripture verses and a great group of Believers to present themselves in a very up front way to present this study to us. Thank You Way FM. Past experiences have left me fearful of many things and I’m glad I’m able to gather tools to help me fight off satan the liar.

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

That is exactly what we were hoping for with this study! It is so important to have scriptures we can go to instantly when satan is telling us lies.

Cody D
Member

2 Timothy 1:7 is one of the verses I have memorized, but today’s message helped me see it in a new light. When I watch the news and hear of the bad things going on in the world, it does make me fearful and discouraged. Now, I think I will say 2 Timothy 1:7 as a prayer to help me through my fears.

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

I love when God gives us new insight into a verse we already love! So cool! I am so glad you were encouraged!

Marty
Member

I am currently going thru a situation that has me anxious and fearful. But in my devotions today God led me to verses 1 Peter 5:7, Joshua 1:9, which helps me know He is right beside me and nothing is too hard for Him!

WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

Those are such great truths to remember in the midst of tough situations! Thank you so much for sharing those with us all!

Daniel
Guest

Fear = FALSE-EVIDENCE-APPEARING-REAL

Megan
Guest
My husband got arrested for felony 4 drug charge. He bonded himself out of jail on 4/4. We still need to get our taxes done. He text me and said we could do it jointly. He is not talking to me on phone. Well to prevent fraud they want some info that only he has on his driver’s license. He is ignoring me. I do not even know where he is. So I can’t get taxes done. If I file separately, then I owe 3000. Which I do not have. I fear about not being able to pay or to… Read more »
WAYFM_Candice
WAY-FM

Wow, Megan, that is such a tough place to be. Thank you for being so vulnerable with what is going on in your life. I will be praying for you. Remember that God never leaves us or forsakes us, so he is walking with you through all of this, you can be confident in that! I would also encourage you to share your story on the WAY-FM Prayer Wall. That will give even more people an opportunity to stand with you in prayer. Here is the link to the Prayer Wall: http://www.wayfm.com/prayer/

Angelica
Guest

Praying for you, Megan. For the Lord to lead you into making the right and best decisions for you and your daughter. For the Lord to reach your husband and meet his spiritual needs and to come home to you. To restore your marriage in such a wonderful way and for this situation to be a mere stepping stone once this “long path” meets back to the His “main road” that He has already traced out for your family. In Christ’s love. AFC

Lo Postell
Member

Thank you for this! The message is strong and God’s timing never ceases to amaze.

Member

Good points to remember. I didn’t get Day 4. Is there any way to find it?

Mglenn
Guest
I’m in so much trouble. My anxiety, fear, depression are so much deeper than this. I would never wish for anyone else to be shot in a mass shooting, but am in a place of if it’s going to happen please let me be the one to get shot, please let that semi swerve into my lane and end this! I try praying for nothing more than to feel Gods presence, for HIM to show me a way. What I get is no responses to job applications, then a leaky toilet, then a broken pipe in the front yard that’ll… Read more »
Shel
Guest

MGlenn, I sense your despair. I am sorry you are struggling with these issues. Hold steadfast to God and keep your faith. I have always been the type to let situations cause me to become anxious and fearful, but my mother used to say to me, “this too shall pass”. And she was right. Remember, there is hope for a better tomorrow, and God tell us to cast our worries upon Him. You are not alone! I think 1 Peter 5:7-10 might be an encouragement to you.

Shel
Guest
My husband and I purchased a plot of land a few years ago in hopes of building our forever home, raising our children there, and ultimately retiring there. We have finally gotten to the stage where we now have a contract with a builder. About a week ago I was woken from my sleep in the middle of the night. As a mom, when this happens I always go check on my kids to make sure they are ok. Once I confirmed everyone was sleeping soundly I headed back to bed but in the process of trying to fall back… Read more »