I Don’t Want To Fear The Storm: Facing the Waves Of Fear, Anxiety, And Worry

Prelude: “I Don’t Want To Be Afraid Every Time I Face The Waves.”

“I don’t want to be afraid”. “I don’t want to fear the storm”. “I don’t want my giant terrify me anymore.” Have you had thoughts like these lately? Fear can definitely imprison us, produce negative feelings as we worry our needs will become or remain unmet in the future. We as humans are unable to see the future before it happens, so anxiety creeps in our lives, as we obsess about what will happen to us in a later time period. Fear can protect us from danger, but can also imprison us, making us terrified of imaginary threats, preventing us from living the life God intended for us to live. Thankfully, we can all gradually experience more and better success in fighting the waves of anxiety, worry, and fear during life storms.

Purpose of this article: to provide inspiration and sound spiritual advice to help you daily manage your anxieties, worries, and fears and to strengthen your faith as you wait for God to deliver you through your life storm.

Facing the waves of fear, anxiety, and worry

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord. And whose trust is the Lord”.  (Jeremiah 17:7)

Not trusting God is the root of anxiety, apprehension intensified by fear and worry. Assessing our anxiety problem involves evaluating what we value in life, our perceptions of God’s character, and our trust level of Him. When any of these areas aren’t right, we are susceptible to struggle with anxiety, worry, and fear. To overcome anxiety, worry, and fear: pray, surrender, and believe.

Anxiety can be defined as “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.” Another definition of anxiety: “uneasy feeling of uncertainty, agitation, dread, or fear.”

Fear is central to survival. There are two kinds of mistakes we can make in relation to fear: not believing a threat exists and subsequently suffering injury or death; or believing a threat will happen in the future when it’s imaginary. In relation to latter outcome, our mind rations with the notion of being nervous: “anxiety is better than death, so it’s okay to be anxious.”

Unfortunately, anxiety tyrannizes us, creating stressors in us when they shouldn’t. Being anxious can lead to diseases and early deaths. It can also impair our decision making or influence us not to take action when we should because of fear. “Anxiety is not productive – it doesn’t add a cubit to our lives.” It should be avoided if possible.

“Anxiety is what our body feels when it responds to the emotion of fear.” Worry is the “thoughts we think as we ponder over potential outcomes of possible threats, giving power to the object of fear.” Fear normally produces worry, and since worrying gives power to fear, we should try to avoid worrying because worrying increases the fear, which, in hand, stirs up our anxiety. Thus, to help reduce or prevent our anxiety from worsening, we must work to control our worrying.  Less worrying doesn’t stimulate increased fear, and if we don’t fear things as much, then we have a better chance of controlling our inner mind, which needs to work well in under to strategically maneuver through life situations.

Man is incapable of definitely knowing the outcome of future events before they happen. Only God can do that, since God is all-knowing. Thus, uncertainty makes man anxious, since feelings of anxiety are always associated with the future. In order to adapt to life changes, man is constantly faced with crises of beliefs, and thus placed into a position where he must trust in God. Unfortunately, we often struggle to have faith in God as anxiety, fear, and worry, all often run wild in us during challenging situations.  

Anxiety stems from a lack of faith as worry increases when we don’t trust in God’s promises. Battling unbelief is how we deal with anxiety, worry, and fear.

Trusting God is the secret to overcoming anxiety, fear, and worry. Proverbs 3:5-6 says: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Unfortunately, instead of relying upon God’s leadings, we often rely upon “our own understanding” which leads us astray, and thus, increases, anxiety, worry, and fear.  Our judgments are faulty and limited, in comparison, to the all-knowing wisdom of God.  Nevertheless, our mind’s perceptions of information are what our fears and worries use to base its opinions upon – when our minds think negatively, our anxiety usually worsens.

Trust is “bold, confident, sure security, or action based upon that security.” Trust is the action we do based upon the amount of faith we have. Trust is believing in the promises of God in all circumstances, even when information, related to life events, seems to say otherwise.

Analyzing Anxiety Principles

Below are three spiritual-related anxiety principles we can study that will aid us in diagnosing and correcting the source of the anxiety problem that we may be constantly experiencing. We should habitually search our hearts to see if we are lacking in these areas:

Principle #1:  My Anxiety Reveals What I Value (Matthew 6:19-24)

Worry, fear, and anxiety increases when we excessively focus upon the things of this world more than eternal things. When earthly things, like money, possessions, and prestige, are treasured more than God, fear and worry of losing worldly treasures create anxiety, especially when there is a threat that what we treasure may be taken away from us.  Matthew 6:21 says: “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”

Matthew 6:24 states: “No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and be enslaved to money.” When we have idols over God, it makes Him unhappy. Over time, if we continuously value something other Him, God may threaten to take that earthly pleasure away from us. When our relationship with Him is lacking, many times we become lacking in inner contentment and peace – which comes from abiding in God.  When we have something other than God as our master, we struggle to abide in Him.

Isaiah 26:3 says, “Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee”. When we trust in God, and our minds are fixed on Him, “God will keep us in perfect peace”. “Our minds stay on God” when we surrender our wills to Him. To surrender, “a believer completely gives us his own will and subjects his thoughts, ideas, and deeds to the will and teachings of God.” Having idols (treasuring earthly pleasures more than heavenly ones) is not surrendering. Christians find peace in surrender, but often experience anxiety and discontentment when they have barriers that interfere with a close communion with our Heavenly Father. God commanded man “to love God with all thine heart and soul” (Matthew 22:37) and “to not have any gods before the Lord” (Exodus 20:3). Doing contrary to that is sin. And there is normally increased anxiety during unconfessed or continuous lifestyles of sin.

Five Ways to Surrender To God and Enjoy Peace

  1. Let go of control and surrender to God’s plans and purposes. (Isa 46:9-10)
  2. Let go of worry and surrender in faith. (Isa 26:3)
  3. Let go of the past and let God heal your heart. (Isa 43:18-19)
  4. Let go of impatience and trust God’s timing. (Isa 40:31)
  5. Let go of willfulness and surrender to God’s commands. (Isa 26:8)

It is foolish to focus more adoration toward earthly treasures than heavenly ones, since, in contrast to eternal things, earthly treasures are “perishable and will decay and rot away” (see Matthew 6:19-21).  Discontentment and or worrying about losing earthly things (money for example) is a sign that one doesn’t trust in God’s provision. One is basically saying: “God, what you have given me isn’t good enough and I need other sources to make me content.” Or, “God, I don’t trust you that if I lose this earthly thing that you will take care of me.” The apostle Paul said in Philippians 4 that “I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.” Practice contentment daily because it is the opposite of anxiety.

“When anxiety strikes, practice the shift. Transfer your focus from the things of earth to the concerns of heaven.” (Vince Miller, Use Anxiety To Your Advantage)

Principle action step: I will try to reduce anxiety by keeping by focus on things that will last eternally.

Principle #2: My Anxiety Reflects My View of God. (Matthew 6:25–34)

William Law once said: “Whenever a man allow himself to have anxieties, fears, or complaints, he must consider his behavior as either a denial of the wisdom of God or as a confession that he is out of his will.”  Choosing not to surrender, not to be content, and also to focus upon earthly treasures rather than eternal ones are examples of being outsides of God’s will. “A denial of the wisdom of God” implies not trusting the wisdom of God which God utilizes in being our Shepherd, who provides and protects us from danger. Valuing earthly things over heavenly things implies that “the Lord is not a good Shepherd”, by our actions.

The truth is, though, according to Psalm 23:1 (TLB), “Because the Lord is my Shepherd, I have everything I need!”.

Philippians 4:19 reinforces the fact that God is a perfect Shepherd since He supplies all our needs: “And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” Thus, according to the truth of God’s Word, we have sufficient reasons to trust in the Shepherd’s provision for us. Thus, we have no need to worry about our needs being met, especially during hard times.

Matthew 6:25-34 provides more evidence to this fact: “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

“Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.” “Focus upon the heavenly things and not earthly things as you daily surrender your will to God in obedience” can be translated, in my opinion, to “seeking the Kingdom of God above all else, and living righteously”. If you do this, according to the verse, “God will give you everything you need.”

Everyone doubts God’s provision excessively, especially when reason says otherwise, during trials. Jesus’s disciples were prime examples of that. Take the true story of Jesus feeding the 5,000 with only two fish and five loaves of bread. Back then, the disciples faced a great test of believing in Christ’s provision: there were 5,000 thousand hungry bellies and food was scarce: two fish and five loaves of bread. Logic would definitely make the twelve disciples worried, anxious, and fearful; because it was humanly impossible for all the people to be fully fed. The only exception to that rule is that they had Jesus, the Son of God, on their side. That miracle of Jesus feeding the 5,000 reveals the miraculous power of the same Jesus who is also our Shepherd today. If the same Jesus – who fed the 5,000 with limited food resources – is the same God who is also available and nearby to provide for us in our times of greatest needs, then we are in good hands. Our Shepherd is deity, the Creator of the heavens and the earth.

“God wants us to trust his sovereign, all-wise, all-good, all-providing, all-protecting, ever-assisting care” (John Piper). Can you trust Him daily?

Do three things daily when it comes to trusting in His provision:

  1. Daily ask Lord to be your shepherd, and make specific prayer requests of your needs to Him, and thank God for what He will do.
  2. Give God first place in every aspect of your life.
  3. Surrender your fears to Him daily as you trustingly depend upon Him for provision.

Jesus Can and Will Calm Your Storm. He can do anything, for He is God.

Mark 4:35-41: That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, “Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him.

“I’m Not Gonna Fear The Storm. You Are Greater Than It’s Roar.”

“High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water” – that was Mark’s description of the trial of the great storm the disciples experienced.

In this story, the disciples were terrified as Jesus was asleep. Doesn’t that sound familiar to us? We are in the midst of a great trial and are very anxious and fearful and God seems to be asleep at the wheel. I don’t want to be afraid! I don’t want to fear the storm! Where are you, God?

During the storm, the disciples awoke Jesus and cried: “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” However, Jesus was undoubtedly testing the faith of His followers, in order to increase their trust in Him, by delaying His provision of deliverance, by being asleep. After Jesus commanded the winds and waves to quiet down, in which Christ (Our Shepherd) also has the authority and power to do that, since He is God, Jesus again successfully proved His perfect reputation of being the Perfect Shepherd, to His disciples. Again, if our Shepherd has the power and authority to cease the winds and waves of the disciple’s storm, He undoubtedly also has the capacity to quiet the storms (trials) we encounter in our lives. Again, the Shepherd is perfect deity. There is nothing He cannot do. We just need the faith and courage to trust Him as He delays His deliverance to test our faith.

James writes in James 1:2-4, “Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance. And let endurance have its perfect result, so that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing.”

“No one can pray and worry at the same time.” (Max Lucado)

Please read Philippians 4:4-9 (NASB): “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things. The things you have learned and received and heard and seen in me, practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”

Key Points From Philippians 4:4-9:

  1. “Rejoice in the Lord always”. Let everyone see that you are gentle. Practice gentleness so you that will be calm in spirit and not be angry and sin.
  2. When you feel like giving up during the storm, remember the Lord is always nearby, waiting for the perfect time to help you.
  3. “Don’t be anxious for anything, but instead by, in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, make specific requests in your prayers, telling Him what you need and thanking Him for what He will do”.
  4. Doing all this, will enable “the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, to guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus”.
  5. “Fix your thoughts on what is true, honorable, right, pure, lovely, of good repute, excellent, worthy of praise”. Take thoughts that increase anxiety captive and instead think of aforementioned positive thought types. Daily studying God’s Word and abiding in Christ will help you do this.

“The key to overcoming fear is resting on the pillars of the promises of God.” (Lalachan Abraham)

God’s truths in the Bible positively affect our emotions when believed. For example, if gives us peace, strengthens our faith, and gives us wisdom to properly manage life. When you meditate upon God’s Word, your faith increases as “faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of Christ”. (Romans 10:17).

Focus upon the promises of God. They cut down unbelief, which increases worry, fear, and anxiety. Here is a list of promises to read and meditate upon:

“I sought the Lord and he answered me and delivered me from all my fears”. (Psalm 34:4)

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble”. (Psalm 46:1)

“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid”. (John 14:27)\

“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”. (Isaiah 41:10)

“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; from whence shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.” (Psalm 121:1-2)

“For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11-12)

“But immediately Jesus spoke to them, saying, ‘Take courage, it is I; do not be afraid.’”  (Matthew 14:27)

“Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6)

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.”  (Romans 8:28)

“No temptation has overtaken you but such as is common to man; and God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will provide the way of escape also, so that you will be able to endure it.”   (1 Corinthians 10:13) 

“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me.”  (Psalm 23:4) 

“I can do all things through Him who strengthens me”.  (Philippians 4:13) 

“These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”  (John 16:33) 

“Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord”. (Psalm 27:14) 

“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours”.  (Mark 11:24)

“But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But he must ask in faith without any doubting, for the one who doubts is like the surf of the sea, driven and tossed by the wind.”  (James 1:5-6) 

 “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”  (Matthew 11:28-30) 

 “Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.”  (1 Peter 5:7)

“He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”   (Isaiah 40:29-31)

“His promises are not abstract rhetoric, or merely nice ideas. They are real and reliable.” (Dave Radford, What Would God Say To Your Anxiety)

God’s promises are an “anchor for the soul” (Hebrews 6:19), “keeping us firm and secure to God”, especially during life storms. His promises are like an oath that God makes for us. Because it is impossible for God to lie, the Lord and His promises can be completely trusted.

It is common practice, talking about ships, for a smaller boat to travel ahead of a large ship to guide the bigger ship into harbor. During fierce storms, the smaller boat (forerunner boat) went ahead of the large boat and dropped the anchor in the harbor, in order for the bigger boat can be safe during the storm. When the storm passed by, the big boat then entered into the harbor.

Jesus is the forerunner boat and He is headed to our someday destiny in heaven. We, the large ship, are also anchored to our future life in heaven. Regardless of how big the storm we may experience in life, we are destined in heaven. We are hooked up with Jesus in heaven, and have an eternal hope. We are safe. Our hope remains firm and unfailing. 

“Our future is, to put it very mildly, mind-blowing” (Dave Radford). We cannot fathom how marvelous heaven will be someday. If you are a Christian, “the cares of this life emerge as very small items indeed along our daily path.” (Watchman Nee). There will be no trials, no suffering, no fears, no worries, no anxieties. Just be strong now, dear Christian, for time is short on Earth in comparison to time of eternity in heaven.

Finish the race on this planet with pride, honor, and dignity. Be courageous. Live faith-filled lives. Invest in the future heaven by sacrificing yourself for God’s glory today. Surrender. Trust. Obey. Focus upon the heavenly things that last, and not on the temporal earthly pleasures that rot and decay. Make God someday consider you a “good and faithful servant” in heaven.

Romans 8:18 says: “I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us.” Again, “our future is, to put it very mildly, mind-blowing.”

God is perfect in all ways. We trust in the Lord because our perfect Shepherd is truly trustworthy. His Word is trusted, His nature is true and faithful, and His plans for our lives are purposeful and perfected. God’s love for His children is so enormous that Christ died for us. Wouldn’t a Father’s love that great be willing to ensure His kids are safe, secure, and provided for? The answer is resoundingly yes.

God totally wants to provide provision for His children. And He is perfectly capable of doing is. And He does every day. Will you be willing to trust Him with your life?

“Even when my eyes can’t see, I will trust the voice that speaks”.

Principle #3: My Anxiety Is Related to My Trust Level in God (Matthew 8).

Action step: If I keep my focus on trusting Him with my trials, I can overcome my anxiety.

“I’m Not Going Be Afraid. No, I’m Not Going Be Afraid.”

“Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.”  (Henry Ward Beecher)

God has a giant-sized purpose in this world for us to achieve through Him. Since people are more apt to believe when our faith is proven to be strong, achieving the God-given dream requires facing sometimes great trials. During these times, tendencies for anxiety, worries, and fears will presumably be strong because our faith will be tested. However, God promises in Philippians 4:13: “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me.”

“I’m not going to be afraid, because these waves are only waves.”

Anxiety and worry are self-inflicted punishments we give ourselves for letting our fears not trust in God. Personal giants evoke fear in us, attempting to stop us from experiencing the life and accomplishing the goals God meant for us to achieve. Derek Hill once said, “Anxiety is only a stumbling block and a hindrance to walking the path that God has set for you.” We must not allow ourselves to stumble over anxiety.

“Worry is the cross which we make for ourselves by over anxiety” (Francois Fenelon). If we don’t control our thinking, our thinking will control us. Countless lives have been afflicted, tyrannized, and have achieved unfulfilled potential because of worry. Worry can cause a thousand miseries to the soul because it fears a death that will never happen. We have the God-empowered perseverance to overcome inside us, but we may never believe it if we let worry, anxiety, and fear consume us.

George Mueller once said: “The beginning of anxiety is the end of faith, and the beginning of true faith is the end of anxiety.” What is going to be in control of your life: anxiety or faith? Are you going to let anxiety, fear, and worry stop you and your sphere from experiencing the freedoms that God meant for you and others to experience? Our life is a testimony of the God of whom we claim we believe in. Do we believe in a God who is all-powerful and is a perfect Shepherd, or is our God weak and incapable of meeting our needs, which we sometimes portray when our faith acts weakened? The unbeliever desperately needs hope and faith as they suffer from fear, worry, and anxiety also – if us Christians can show by our actions and beliefs that God is all powerful, maybe they can also believe and experience the power of Christ. The lost needs to believe in Truth. Is the evidence of the God of our live portray a God worthy of being trusted in? Also, are we daily focused upon serving Him and not earthly pleasures? Is our life one of courage, hope, faith, and surrender to God? What are the words of our personal lifesong?

Personal giants can be defeated – only by the power of God. And the whole world can potentially know there is an all-powerful God in this world. In the David and Goliath true story, King Saul and Israelite soldiers allowed fear, anxiety, and worry to become their personal giants, making it seemingly impossible for them to conquer the Philistine giant Goliath. They were weak because they weren’t God-confident; instead they believed “the battle was theirs, and not God’s”. However, a small boy David was God-confident, as his faith was strong, all because of his previous successful experiences of defeating lions and bears through the power of God. David defeated the lions and bears and later Goliath, because he didn’t allow fear, worry, and anxiety become his giant that consumed him. His faith in God won first the battle versus fear, worry, and anxiety in his mind, and then subsequently, victory in the trial over Goliath. And the whole world of Israel found out there was a God who is all-powerful. David’s purpose of defeating Goliath freed a nation under bondage of fear, anxiety, and worry, and the Philistines. It was David’s trust and reliance upon the provision of the Shepherd that led him to victory, as David’s courage was strengthened by his faith in God’s power to overcome. When people have strong trust in God’s power to overcome, and they are humbly willing to surrender their lives for God’s calling, promises like Philippians 4:13 can truly become a reality in human lives.

The secret of overcoming is to keep your eyes focused upon God and trust His capacity to be the perfect Shepherd, and not on the circumstances, or on the presence of the trial. When you keep your eyes focus on Jesus and fix your thoughts on the right things (see Philippians 4:9), your faith is not weakened by the fears, worries, and anxieties, related to the perceived threat of the storm. In the Peter walked on water story (Matthew 14:27-33), Peter’s faith in Jesus (the Shepherd) initially was strong as he kept his eyes upon Jesus. Peter was actually walking on water, thanks to the power of Christ, who Peter had strong faith in. But as he walked, Peter’s eyes look away from Jesus and onto the waves of the storm (the trial), and Peter suddenly became afraid. His once strong faith suddenly weakened by fear, and Peter panicked, and began to sink. However, Peter prayed to His Shepherd (kind of: “Lord, save me”) and Jesus answered his request, and saved Peter from the trial.

When we take our eyes off of Jesus in the midst of the storm, our faith weakens, and we lose firm connection to the God who empowers us to overcome the trial. When this happens, we must strengthen our faith again by fixing our thoughts on the power of God’s promises, and remember past faith victories of overcoming the trial through the power of the Shepherd, while also focusing upon the future joys of someday in heaven. Then pray, surrender, and believe. And fight the battle again through God’s power.

“Fall down seven times, stand up eight” is a very famous Proverb. It means keep trying until you succeed. Persevere, pray, surrender, and trust: again and again until your faith becomes strong. Belief in God’s promises: “Don’t be afraid; just believe” (Mark 5:36). . . “I can do all things through Christ which strengthened me” (Philippians 4:13). . . “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” (2 Timothy 1:7). “Rise up faith. O heart believe. Let faith rise up in me.”

The Following Phrases Used In This Article Are Lyrics From The Song “Peace Be Still” by Hope Darst

“I don’t want to be afraid”. “I don’t want to fear the storm”.

“I’m Not Gonna Fear The Storm. You Are Greater Than It’s Roar.”

“Even When My Eyes Can’t See, I Will Trust The Voice That Speaks”.

“I’m Not Going Be Afraid. No, I’m Not Going Be Afraid.”

“I’m not going to be afraid, because these waves are only waves.”

“Rise up faith. O heart believe. Let faith rise up in me.”


To hear the Hope Darst “Peace Be Still” song, click on the following hyperlink, to view it on YouTube:  Peace Be Still – Hope Darst

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https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/use-anxiety-to-your-advantage

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/quiet-the-fear-do-the-work

https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/dont-coddle-your-fears

https://www.whatchristianswanttoknow.com/top-15-christian-quotes-about-overcoming-anxiety/

https://www.keepbelieving.com/the-promise-of-an-anchor-for-the-soul/#:~:text=The%20Promise%20of%20an%20Anchor%20for%20the%20Soul.,a%20forerunner%E2%80%9D%20%28Hebrews%206%3A19-20%29.%20Everyone%20has%20an%20anchor.

Max Lucado – Anxious For Nothing video

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