HOW TO DEAL WITH FEAR.
Fear is one thing that encroaches the heart, over a rigorous thought of things in the mind. Having deep meditation on those things brings about fear, the devil himself will help energize fear, he knows how to use that instrument of fear to trap man and make the lips to be closed in prayer but to be opened in heart, given to fear. We will think and think over the thing in our heart and for hours we stay thinking on how to figure it out. The devil tries to sow that seed of fear so that we will lose conscious of the heavenly help. The devil will engage the heart with so much fear that the best option to such may be to commit suicide, because he that is dead is free. But the truth is the Lord has raised help for man. Resolve in your heart that no matter the condition, you’ll first of all pray it to the Lord. We must know that the first thing to do is to first talk to God about it.
1 Timothy 2:1-2 I exhort therefore, that, FIRST OF ALL, SUPPLICATIONS, PRAYERS…BE MADE…FOR THIS IS GOOD AND ACCEPTABLE IN THE SIGHT OF GOD OUR SAVIOUR.
Though this scripture said to pray for all man first, but the important word there is first of all, supplications is a specific request, prayers should be made first of all. We’re focusing on what is coming first which must be prayers. So we must speak to God. Jesus said something very important on thoughts of the heart, on how we do think and think about an issue
Matthew 6:27 Which of you by TAKING THOUGHT can add one cubit unto his stature?
Since this is impossible then we must learn to resolve all issue first to pray. One Word that is helping me on this is, when I heard a woman f God talking on marriage and praying before your children, that when they say they have a need, the first thing you need to do, is to say, “Charles, let’s pray” she said when you do this first before the child and then he sees the solution later, he will definitely take after that. So, this has made me to learn to pray first even though at the moment I can’t solve the problem, I know that for me to do this before my kids it must become a practice in my own life. You see, we must learn to first push to prayer. And know that confidence is needful when you pray, and that God answers every petition we make.
1 John 5:14 And this is the CONFIDENCE THAT WE HAVE IN HIM, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he HEARETH US(ME):
5:15 And IF WE KNOW THAT HE HEAR US, whatsoever we ask, WE KNOW that we HAVE THE PETITIONS THAT WE DESIRED OF HIM.
So you see, place the need before the Lord first. Do that first. That’s the first thing. The thought of planning to solve it yourself is not the first.
This hymn “What a friend we have in Jesus”
1. What a friend we have in Jesus,
all our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry everything to God in prayer!
O what peace we often forfeit,
O what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry everything to God in prayer.
2. Have we trials and temptations?
Is there trouble anywhere?
We should never be discouraged;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Can we find a friend so faithful
who will all our sorrows share?
Jesus knows our every weakness;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
3. Are we weak and heavy laden,
cumbered with a load of care?
Precious Savior, still our refuge;
take it to the Lord in prayer.
Do thy friends despise, forsake thee?
Take it to the Lord in prayer!
In his arms he’ll take and shield thee;
thou wilt find a solace there.
SEEK THE LORD IN PRAYERS.
Psalms 34:4 I SOUGHT the LORD, and he HEARD ME, and delivered me from all my fears.
One of the essence of seeking the Lord is to be heard. So, if that’s what it means, we need the ears of God. Do you know you have His ears in your prayers?
1 Peter 3:12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his EARS ARE OPEN UNTO THEIR PRAYERS: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Isaiah 65:24 And it shall come to pass, that BEFORE THEY CALL, I will answer; and WHILE THEY ARE YET SPEAKING, I WILL HEAR.
The important thing is we know He has our ears when we pray. So pray it.
Psalms 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: BUT THEY THAT SEEK THE LORD SHALL NOT WANT ANY GOOD THING.
If this is true, then we must pray. Pray that situation. Pray that fear. He promises that you won’t lack any good thing. It is those that seek the Lord. See this.
Matthew 7:7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
7:8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that SEEKETH FINDETH; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
You must know that you’re in need of help. A poor man is a man that knows he is in need or in lack and want something. Then you must cry to Him in prayers.
Psalms 34:6 This poor man cried, and THE LORD HEARD HIM, and SAVED HIM out of all his troubles.
Whether you agree you are poor and in need or not. The scriptures says when a poor man cry the Lord heard him. I tell you the most important thing is to be heard and to know you’re in need. Know that you’re poor. To be poor is to be in need. It is only the rich that had need of nothing. But the poor has need.
Revelation 3:17 BECAUSE THOU SAYEST, I AM RICH, and increased with goods, and HAVE NEED OF NOTHING; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
So you see, we cry to Him because we are in need. Concerning that need or that fear cry to Him. You’ll be heard.
JESUS CRIED WHEN HE HAD THE FEAR OF THE CROSS.
Matthew 26:36 Then cometh Jesus with them unto a place called Gethsemane, and saith unto the disciples, Sit ye here, while I go and pray yonder.
26:37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be SORROWFUL and VERY HEAVY.
26:38 Then saith he unto them, MY SOUL IS EXCEEDING SORROWFUL, EVEN UNTO DEATH: tarry ye here, and watch with me.
26:39 And he went a little farther, and fell on his face, and prayed, saying, O my Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt.
You see, He has never bear sin before, He remembered what happened to Adam and the same is about to happen to Him, concerning sin because He will soon bear the sin of the world, and He knows the Father can not behold sin. He was heard in that He feared.
Hebrews 5:7 Who in the days of his flesh, when he HAD OFFERED UP PRAYERS AND SUPPLICATIONS WITH STRONG CRYING AND TEARS UNTO HIM THAT WAS ABLE TO SAVE HIM FROM DEATH, and was HEARD in that HE FEARED;
You must know that you’ll be heard of the Lord. Jesus cried with strong crying and tears to God and He was heard. We must submit to God in prayers.
TO BE FREE FROM ANY FEAR, FIRST SUBMIT YOURSELF TO THE LORD.
The most important thing is to first submit yourself to the Lord. When we submit ourselves to His fears, then all fears will submit themselves to us. It’s a law of been under authority.
Let’s learn from the church of Macedonia even in their deep poverty, what they did first was to submit to God first, before given anything.
2 Corinthians 8:1 Moreover, brethren, we do you to wit of the grace of God bestowed on the churches of Macedonia;
8:2 How that in a GREAT TRIAL OF AFFLICTION THE ABUNDANCE OF THEIR JOY AND THEIR DEEP POVERTY ABOUNDED UNTO THE RICHES OF THEIR LIBERALITY.
8:3 For to their power, I BEAR RECORD, yea, and beyond their power they were willing of themselves;
8:4 Praying us with much intreaty that we would receive the gift, and take upon us the fellowship of the ministering to the saints.
8:5 And this they did, not as we hoped, BUT FIRST GAVE THEIR OWN SELVES TO THE LORD, and unto us by the will of God.
So you see, we must first give ourselves first to the Lord. First to the Lord and in prayers. That’s how to deal with fear.
We need grace to be taught the fear of the Lord.
Psalms 34:11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I WILL TEACH YOU THE FEAR OF THE LORD.
When we know His fear, the fear we have in our heart will be lost and we will have no lack.
Psalms 34:9 O FEAR THE LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
Fear will always come, but when we learn to submit to God first, the fears will be lost. Deliverance from every fears always come with total submission to the fear of the Lord. It’s because you are under His fear, so all other fears will come under you. It’s a law.
2 Kings 17:39 BUT THE LORD YOUR GOD YE SHALL FEAR; and he shall DELIVER YOU out of the hand of all your enemies.
You’re always secured and placed out of any fear, when you submit to the fear of God. It’s very important. A man that has a lot of heavy security guard, have no need of any fear from anywhere. He’s sure of his full security. So, when we fear the Lord. He places the army of His angels around us, you know they are meant to serve us. You care less when you know this, you just submit to God.
Psalms 34:7 The angel of the LORD ENCAMPETH ROUND ABOUT them that fear him, and delivereth them.
Psalms 125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, SO THE LORD IS ROUND ABOUT HIS PEOPLE from henceforth even for ever.
KNOW THAT HE HAS NOT GIVEN US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR.
The Spirit we have in us is not of fear. Fear is not borne in there. Fear is bondage and has it own torment
1 John 4:18 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.
2 Timothy 1:7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
DO WHAT A RIGHTEOUS MAN WILL DO
You know the freedom of walking without the fear of anything. That’s how a righteous man is. Lions don’t fear anything but they are very bold and this is in relation to the righteous.
Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth: but the RIGHTEOUS ARE BOLD AS A LION.
It’s good been a righteous man. Being a righteous folk does not mean you’ll not pray. You will still have to trust the Lord in prayers, knowing you will be heard.
Psalms 34:17 The RIGHTEOUS CRY, and the LORD HEARETH, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
God placed no fear in you. Only when we fear the Lord shall we have no fear of anything. Even when any fear comes we know where to channel it to. To first submit to the Lord and also in prayers. We must receive the wisdom of staying under the fear of God, this will enable our hearts to fear nothing. As money answers to making everything you plan to be smooth, prayers also answers all thing to have nothing to fear. To whom we commit our things into, will determine how much we care less of it lost. But unto His hand we must commit our lives and every need, even any fear. The first thing first. Pray and trust God. That’s what takes care of fear. It takes care of burden.
Let’s learn to pray and the peace of God will keep us as we pray first of any fear, any need.
Philippians 4:6 Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
4:7 And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Keep walking in the fear of God, so to be free of any fear in life.