Annie's "FEAR" Page

Psalms 56:3 -- "What time I am afraid I will put my trust in thee, oh God."

Yes it is fall and that time of year. Halloween will be here soon. And you will have to decide whether you celebrate that day or not. BUT irregardless of that FEAR is often associated with this night.

I know that what helps me when I am afraid of something is to quote a Bible verse. The one that I use is: "What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee." from the Psalm 56:3. Personally one of my fears is BIRDS. And it stems from the Hitchcock movie of the same name!!!

Do you ever sometimes feel afraid?
What are you afraid of?

Spiders? Snakes? Fire? People? Going out of the house? How about BIRDS?
Now we even have terrorism and anthrax to worry about. Let alone Smallpox!
How do you deal with fear? Is worry really fear too?

"The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust
in the LORD shall be safe."
~Proverbs 29:25~

Everyone is afraid of something whether they admit it or not!
Yes, even Christians have fears. FEAR is FEAR!!!

But I guess the next question would be:
How do Christian's deal with FEAR?
Is it different then the WORLD as a WHOLE?

You are not alone. Even Christian's can be afraid from time to time. Some Christian's even deal with Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia.

Now please realize that this is a page about FEAR. I am not undermining people who have real physical health problems with fear and anxiety. I know personally that chronic health problems don't mean that you are not a Christian or walking with the Lord. God uses us all as Christians. Some of us go through things and use that to help and encourage others who go through what we have endured only by the GRACE of GOD!

"Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of
mercies, and the God of all
comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation,
that we may be able to
comfort them which are in any trouble, by the
comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God."
~2 Corinthians 1:3-4~

Worry and Trust are both connected to FEAR. The opposite of FEAR is PEACE and the ONLY PEACE that truly matters is PEACE with GOD. Do you have that PEACE?

Do all Christian's have PEACE? They can but not all Christian's know how to move from FEAR into the PEACE that only the LORD can give them.

"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath
torment. He that
feareth is not made perfect in love."
~1 John 4:18~

FEAR is FEAR. WORRY is WORRY. Just like one would say that SIN is SIN. Of course I am not connecting the three together necessarily. What I mean is that fear of a spider is the same as fear of flying. Big fears and little fears are the same in the long run. Sin is separation from God. Fear is not TRUSTING God. Are you TRUSTING the Lord in ALL of your life?

It's ok to be afraid. Most everyone is at one time or another. The big part and problem with fear is what we do with it. We need to work through our fear and not be paralyzed by it. We need to pray when we are afraid and we need to have a plan for when FEAR comes over us unexpectedly.

"For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power,
and of love, and of a
sound mind."
~2 Timothy 1:7~

How do you deal with FEAR in your life? Do you let it paralyze you or do you walk on through the fear? One very practical way to deal with FEAR is to PRAY. A prayer doesn't have to be worded right or long to make a difference. When you are afraid tell the Lord that you are. Ask for His help. Quote Bible verses to change your focus. Use one verse and memorize it ahead of time. Then say it over and over again until the fear has passed. I can't take your fear away but I can help you work through it.

You don't have to see things to be afraid them. Just as in the same way you don't have to see God to know that He is there. The Bible verse in Hebrews tells us that "Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not see." Our battle is not JUST with things that we can see it is with the unseen world. The battle is a spiritual battle. And like any battle we need to have weapons and armor to protect us. The Bible is known as the SWORD of the Lord. But you have to use the weapon to have it work. If you don't memorize scripture then you can't quote it when you need it. And it is the Bible verses that you have memorized that will help you when fear TRIES to overtake you.

"The Lord is my shepherd I SHALL NOT FEAR......"
~Psalm 23:1~

But big or small fear can and does make some people physically ill. Some people have panic attacks or agoraphobia. Some people eat when they are afraid or have their special comfort food. We all have things that make us feel better. It can be a bubble bath or a scented candle. And it is ok to have some very real and practical things to do to deal with fears in our lives.

Where should our comfort or remedy for fear come from? The answer is simple. The source of our PEACE and COMFORT should not be other people but should be the Lord and His word. God in the Bible tells us that He is "not the author of confusion". God knows all the things that scare us and He cares about EVERY detail of your life. Big or small our fears are important to Him. We must trust Him in ALL things not just the BIG things.

Psalm 139 tells us that He knew us before we were even formed in our mother's womb. He knows every hair on your head and He knows all the you will endure. Yet He loves you enough to give you FREE WILL. BUT he doesn't leave you without HOPE or a HOW TO MANUAL. That "How to Book" is the BIBLE. BUT you have to read it to know what it says. Through out the Bible it tells us what NOT to do but did you know that God's word is BALANCED! Every time it tells you what not to do it tells you what to do.

For example:
"And BE NOT drunk with wine, wherein is excess;
BUT BE filled with the Spirit."
~Ephesians 5:18~

If you notice also almost every time that an ANGEL appears in the Bible they
seem to know that people might be AFRAID and they address that by saying
BE NOT AFRAID". I don't know about you but I have always wanted to see on of God's magnificent Angels in all their power and might.

OK back to my point FEAR. You don't have to be AFRAID or FEARFUL anymore. Let's look at some really PRACTICAL things that you can do to deal with your fear and the fear of others.

FIRST --- Never make fun of anyone else's fear.
2) PRAY for others with FEAR and
PRAY for your OWN FEAR. That can be one of those INSTANT emergency prayers like: "Help me Lord I can't do this alone"
3) MEMORIZE SCRIPTURE and QUOTE it out loud.
4) Have a plan that works for you.

What does the Bible say about FEAR?

There are 385 Bible verses with the word
FEAR in them.
There are 189 Bible verses with the word
AFRAID in them.
There are 54 Bible verse with
"Be NOT Afraid" in them.

Related Bible Study Tools Pages:
Nave's Topical Bible has pages about Fear & Fear of god
Torrey's Topical Textbook has pages about
Fear, Godly & Fear, Unholy
Baker's Evangelical Dictionary has a page about
Easton's Bible Dictionary has a page about
Fear of the Lord the

Are you a Christian?

If you are not a Christian then there should be lots of things that you might be afraid of. Like where you will spend all of eternity or if we are right about God then where does that leave you.

If you are not a Christian and are interested in becoming one then please follow this link to: The Four Spiritual Laws by Campus Crusade for Christ. They will be glad to follow up with you.


Fear is defined in the dictionary as:
Main Entry: 1fear
Pronunciation: 'fir
Date: before 12th century
transitive senses
archaic : FRIGHTEN
archaic : to feel fear in (oneself)
3 : to have a reverential awe of <
fear God>
4 : to be afraid of : expect with alarm
intransitive senses : to be afraid or apprehensive

Here are Just Some Bible Verses about FEAR:

"For God has not given us a spirit of FEAR but of power
and of love and of a sound mind."
~~~2 Timothy 1:7~~~

"..............And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you."
~Deuteronomy 20: 3-4~

"The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble;
and he knoweth them that trust in him."
~~Nahum 1:7~~

"No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgement thou shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord."......... ~Isaiah 54:17~

MORE Bible Verses about FEAR:
1 Cor 10:13, 1 John 4:4, 1 John 5:4, 1 Peter 1:5, Ephesians 6:13,John 10: 28,29, Deut 33:27, Psalm 37:9, Prov 21:18, Psalm 57:7, Psalm 46:1, Zech. 4:6, Psalm 4:8, Isaiah 54:17, 2 Peter 2:9, Proverbs 12:28, Psalm 90:1, Exodus 33:14 Prov 14:27 and Nahum 1:7. And there are more.

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How can we defend ourselves against the evil?
"From Fear to Hope" - A Personal Testimony from Deb Matthews
Anxiety / Panic Attacks ~~You Are Not Alone~~
Bit's &'s and don't's
Just Thoughts - A Mom's Story
"Fear NONE but God" a page by my friend Jennifer
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Free from Panic

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