People are afraid right now. It’s a fact. They justify their fears by saying “this or that could happen” and “the future is unknown”. By that logic we would always be afraid and unfortunately, that’s true for a lot of people. On the inside, we know we’re not supposed to feel this way. We innately know that on a daily basis, our life should be set up to live without constant fear. That’s why we go to work, earn a living, put a roof over our head, clothes on our back, support our children, etc… We’re naturally driven to seek out a sense of peace and security. One could argue that when we are fearful we are in a sense broken, or in a broken situation. So, how can we fix it?

Simple. We need to read the human instruction manual. Just like a car or a radio, people were designed and created. God, our creator, has charged us to live without fear in the instruction manual. Philippians 4:6 says this very clearly, “Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication and thanksgiving let your requests be known to God”. Be anxious for NOTHING. This means fear has no place in our lives. NO FEAR, is not an athlete’s credo or a cool t-shirt, it’s actually a God given, biblical, way of life!  It goes on to say that by following this instruction, we will experience the peace of God which passes all understanding.  Who doesn’t want that?

Let’s look at the alternative.  It takes a lot of energy to be afraid. It’s been proven that worry can make you physically sick. The manipulation, figuring, contemplating, worrying and whatever else you do in an attempt to create an ideal outcome, is all for naught. Especially in situations where you have absolutely no control. Some of this comes down to not taking yourself and certain situations so seriously. But ultimately, you are fighting a spiritual force, as opposed to freely giving your concerns to God. Do you know that 80% of the things we’re so worried about never come to pass? Besides all that, worrying wastes time that could have been spent building something positive or having fun. Give it to God and let go! It’s very liberating.

Some final thoughts.

If you think this is crazy and you don’t believe in God or the Bible, but you find yourself worrying a lot, then you sort of make my point for me, right?

If you believe in God and you find yourself worrying a lot, ask yourself if you are truly living the way God intended.

What would you be able to accomplish if you trusted God and removed fear from the equation?


  1. Amen and Amen! I have a daily verse calendar on my desk. The verse for Nov 10th really ministered to me. “The Lord will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O Lord, endures forever.” Psalm 138:8. I have a LOT that concerns me. But he is in total control of it. Nov 11th was, “Count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience.” James 1:2. Many Americans are facing their own serious trials right now, whether perceived or real. Nov 12th was, “My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19. How many of us feel that we need something right now? And Nov 13th was, “Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 We need to go to where he is. That is in his Word. That is in prayer. That is with the body of Christ.

    Talk about a string of verses every day that provided an immense amount of comfort. And lastly, my sister sent me the verses below, which remind me how to live. These verses leave no room for hatred, anger, and malice, because when we live in this way, we naturally hand our suffering over to Jesus and begin to experience that peace that surpasses all understanding, which I have CERTAINLY felt in my life’s hardest trials.

    “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” Colossians 3:15

    “Make every effort to live in peace with everyone and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.” Hebrews 12:14.

    Unfortunately, that is why so many people think so many Christians are really just hypocritical bigots. We don’t abide in Christ and follow his Human Instruction Manual as we should. But that is where Christ comes in as our mediator, as our guide. If we but trusted Him! God bless! Thank you for another great article.


  2. Awesome post, I completely agree, fear really shouldn’t have any place in our lives. However, it does unfortunately, and for that reason, I think it is best to try to work with fear, not against it. I like to think of fear as an indicator, that those nervous or anxious feelings we get about certain things are actually just telling us that it’s an opportunity to try something new, to learn, to grow. It shows us what we need to do in order to break out of our comfort zone. Great read!


  3. This is really a great post. 😊 I learned that the opposite of happiness may not necessarily be sadness, but Fear. I discussed it a post that I’ve written. You can check it out when you have time. ☺
    I like that you emphasized about fearing mothing when you are with God. One of my favorite life quote: “If God is with me, who could be against me?” 😊


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