Peace through the fear

Every day I seem to have some crazy fear that sucks the life out of my moment, and sometimes even my entire day.  To some they may seem silly or even obsessive.

But how does a person eliminate a true personal fear?

I love this song out right now that talks about our fears.  Zack William’s “Fear is a Liar”: Official Video

Sometimes I wonder if I am alone in my fears.  And perhaps my fears aren’t in alignment with those close to me. But I deep inside I know I am not alone.

Why do we allow our fears to consume us?  We are human.  We see what we fear around us.  In the news, on TV, on Facebook, through videos.  Some of what we fear is thrown back at us every day.  It can freak us out and rob us of our every day joy.

Sometimes I head out to meet the day and wonder if I will be good enough at an assigned task, will I meet expectations?  When changes occur at work, will it effect me?  Is my job secure?

I may lay awake at night wondering if the pain I feel is something bad.  Should I worry?  What about my loved ones, will the phone ring with bad news in the middle of the night?

Yes, I worry about crazy things like, will my house burn down while I’m away? Will a pipe burst and flood while we’re on vacation?  Will my cat get sick and I might not be there to rescue him?

This is my reoccurring fear:  Will I get old and be alone?  Will there be no one to take care of me?

Fear can grip me, stop me, and like the song says, it can take my breath away.  I can feel my heart speed up or tears come to my eyes if I focus on my fear.  It can create a feeling of panic.

What does the future hold?  Do we really want to know?  Of course not.  But that fear can be gripping.  All consuming. Shake us to our core.

Some years back I went through a period of real constant fear.  I wasn’t sure what my future held.  I focused on what I did have, and the support and love of family.  And through that period of time I learned to increase my trust in what was real.  God’s love and his desire to give me a good future and a hope.  I focused on trust, instead of fear. That doesn’t mean our future will be the good and wonderful that we image. I had to change how I looked at my situation.  I had to move forward, do my best, and try not to worry about what would happen. Trust.

Even though I have moved through that hard period of time, the same exact fears resurface.  Over and over.

When I heard this song recently, it really hit home.  I try to focus on the words.  Fear of what can happen, or fear of what is upon us, is powerful.  And bad things are going to happen in our lives.  Life is scary.

But we need to be in control of our fears, and not let fear control us. Trust in what is real.

Is it easy?  Nope.  And fear is something I will have to fight the rest of my life.

Read the words below, think about it.  Don’t let the lie consume.

 

When he told you you’re not good enough
When he told you you’re not right
When he told you you’re not strong enough
To put up a good fight
When he told you you’re not worthy
When he told you you’re not loved
When he told you you’re not beautiful
That you’ll never be enough
Fear, he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
‘Cause fear he is a liar
When he told you were troubled
You’ll forever be alone
When he told you you should run away
You’ll never find a home
When he told you you were dirty
And you should be ashamed
When he told you you could be the one
That grace could never change
Fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
‘Cause fear he is a liar
Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel
Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel
Let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel
Oh, let Your fire fall and cast out all my fears
Let Your fire fall Your love is all I feel
Oh, fear he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
‘Cause fear he is a liar
‘Cause fear he is a liar
Songwriters: JASON INGRAM, ZACH WILLIAMS, JONATHAN LINDLEY SMITH
© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, ESSENTIAL MUSIC PUBLISHING
For non-commercial use only.
Data From: LyricFind

Believe Love. 

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Alice Boor says:

    Wow, Lisa, that really resonates with me! I have a lot of times I feel fears, too, and know that it is just the enemy. Thanks for this post. Like you, sometimes it does feel like it is just me! Thank God that “greater is He that is in me, than he that is in the world!”

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  2. Naomi says:

    What a powerful message in that song. I think we all deal with fear, and I’m so thankful that there is strength and peace through Jesus.

    Like

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