Don’t Fear Fear
But what is fear?
nothing but a homeless thought
whose limited power is dependent on where
it lives, and how much attention it’s bought
from the unsuspecting vessel
colluded against in its lifelong wrestle.
And where did it come from?
the unguarded thoughts allowed
not just to creep in, but to feed on the crumb
of brokenness, screaming aloud
with no one to hear or understand
the dangerous position fear now stand.
So when will it leave?
until you become aware of fear
it will continue to cleave
consuming all you hold dear
stop, stare fear straight in the face
declaring boldly that you are covered under grace.
And how will it stay away?
the guardian of your mind must be you
recovering thoughts that stray
practicing all that is graceful and true
but the primary message to remember here
is, “don’t fear fear.”
Strength under Grace
“Never let fear in! The Grace and Truth in you are gifts from the greatest power in the Universe – Jesus; and He will not let you fail. Knowing who you are and why you are here presents the greatest challenge to Fear. When Adam and Eve lost their identity in the Garden of Eden, shame and fear were the first two negative emotions they experienced which caused them to hide from God. Fear is still as potent now as it was then and coupled with shame can be a formidable force within… but still, NOT greater than the force of the God in you!
Fear comes in many forms and can attack your outward actions as well as your inner thoughts. It will chip away at your confidence, your identity, your trust, your ability to love or to achieve your goals in life. It is a debilitating force if left unchecked. In order not to fear fear, you must use your strength under Grace. Remember you can do all things when you are in Christ – Philippians 4:13. But many things are easier said than done and every piece of advice requires some level of explanation. So how do you use your strength under grace and what does Grace mean? Understanding ‘Grace’ is necessary so that you can apply it to your circumstances.
The Covenant of Grace offered to us by Jesus Christ, is a covering that saves and gives us the tools and resources we need to live in this life. By God’s Grace, we can overcome all obstacles. “Grace is showing favour and kindness to someone who has done nothing to deserve it; in fact, they have often done things against the person offering it,” – The Best Journey Ever: A Simple Guide Through Christianity. It is because of God’s Grace that He sent His Son Jesus to die for us, and because of Jesus’ Grace that made Him obedient to His Father’s wishes, and suffered and died to save us. Offering us power and strength in Him to overcome, through the direct access we have to Him and all that He has.
When the voice of fear tells you no, you say ‘yes’. When it says you can’t, you say ‘yes I can.’ The more it tries to prevent you from achieving, the harder you press through! Giving up and settling should not be an option for you. Your strength lies in knowing who you are and what your purpose is – in Christ! His strength is your strength… His character, yours… His mindset, yours. When you recall the promises of God, you must declare them in your daily life and believe them completely; then your inner strength will grow. Below is a simple declaration to get you started. Write your own, or message me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need help.
I am a child of God
Who lives in the secret place of the Most High
He covers and protects me always
His strength is my strength and
I can do all things through Him
No weapons formed against me shall prosper
Because I am blessed and highly favoured
He has forgiven me of all my sins
So I no longer feel guilty or condemned
God is for me so I will overcome all trials in life
Though it will not be easy
I am armoured up with great faith and unshakeable belief
In Jesus Christ!