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12 Ways to Turn Your Pain into Praise

Sapphires from Psalms

Better Than Jewels

I have found this verse to be one of the best therapeutic tools for worry and fear. 2 Timothy 1:7, “ For God hasn’t given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, of a sound mind.”

It tells me, first, that fear is overcome by power. What power? There is a force more powerful than fear, and that is faith. When fear comes to my mind, I can counter it with affirmations of my faith that God is in charge, and He has my best interest at heart. Instead of focusing on the worst-case scenario, I try to remember all the times God had answered my prayer and come through for me.

Second, love overcomes fear. Love here means that God loves me so fully that I can have trust, confidence, and complete dependence on Him. When I practice this attitude, my fear diminishes.

The third element is a sound mind, a mind that isn’t hindered by complexes, quirks, and obsessions. Knowing that God can and will handle my fear, gives me a sound, steady mind where shadowy fear can’t lurk.

Whenever we are afraid, we can verbalize against the thing that we fear using the words of this verse and feel God’s strength and comfort. What a blessing!

 

 

Comments

February 13, 2017 @02:19 pm

Love this one!!!! Thanks.

Trisha
February 13, 2017 @02:18 pm

Needed this. Thank you Linda. Love you!

Vicki
February 13, 2017 @02:17 pm

Thank you Linda! This was exactly what I needed…

Nancy
February 13, 2017 @02:15 pm

Thank you so much, Linda. I really needed this today as my husband is going through medical issues.

Debbie
February 13, 2017 @02:14 pm

Thank you Linda for sharing. This is a Powerful Tool! I have passed it forward. May God Bless You

Crystal
 

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