Can Faith Really Overcome Fear?

There it is looming in front of you; that mountain that seems impossible to move.

Forget moving that daunting thing. You would settle for a way around it or through it – basically any way to make this road seem not so rocky. Maybe then this burden would feel bearable and life might stand a chance at returning to normal.

You are battling a fear that threatens to swallow you whole. This fear is all consuming, and gnaws at your heart until you wonder if it will explode. This anxiety weighs you down with a force so powerful, you feel immobilized and incapable of life outside of this situation.

Yet somewhere in the recesses of your mind, you remember that God loves you and has promised to walk this uncertain path with you. But is that true? Can faith really help in this dark time?

As you grasp for hope and for comfort, take heart in these promises from God’s Word. 

Can Faith Really Overcome Fear?

God will never leave nor forsake you.

Even in your darkest hour, you are never alone.  God is there, holding you in the midst of pain, and will never abandon you.

He will uphold you with His strength when yours is depleted, and will provide hope when all seems lost. 

“It is the LORD who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed.” Deuteronomy 31:8

Our troubles are momentary.

Although the pain of this Earth may seem too much to bear, your troubles are momentary because this world is not your home.  God is preparing a place of peace and joy for all of His believers, and you can rest easy knowing it will be free from pain and fear.

“So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self his being renewed day by day. For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.” 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

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God has a plan for you.

All hope may seem lost, but God has a plan for each and every life. While that plan is not free from disappointment or sorrow, there is comfort knowing that nothing takes Him by surprise or is too big for Him to handle.

He will lead you and guide you through this life when you fix your eyes on Him through the power of the Holy Spirit.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.'” Jeremiah 29:11

God will restore the brokenhearted.

When darkness threatens to consume and you’re afraid for the future, look up towards His glorious light that will pierce through even the darkest night.

God won’t leave you alone in sorrow and fear, but His beautiful love will eclipse the blackest of days, restoring hope and joy.  Even when life is forever changed and your worst nightmare comes true, there are new beginnings when you find your hope in Jesus.

Then shall the young women rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old shall be merry. I will turn their mourning into joy; I will comfort them, and give them gladness for sorrow.” Jeremiah 31:13

On those days when fear and anxiety threaten to consume, take heart.  The God who has created the world and conquered death is by your side, faithfully leading you out of the darkness and into the light! So yes, faith in Christ really CAN conquer fear!

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Sarah Ann

Sarah Ann is a redeemed child of God and perfectly imperfect in every area of my life. Along with her husband they have battled the storms of cancer, infertility, adoption & Autism together the past 10 years. Find Sarah Ann at FaithAlongtheWay.com where she writes about faith, family, and life with special needs.
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