How does your body cope with fear? Fear can consume you to the point of losing control of reality. God’s word is more powerful than fear and it tells us how to deal with it. In 1 John 4:4 it says, “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” Hooray! We don’t have to stay fearful. If we turn our eyes to Jesus then fear loses it’s power over us through His perfect love (1 John 4:18).
Like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who were thrown into a consuming fire, but chose to trust God against their fear, you too can let go of your fear and breathe in His peaceful presence and not be consumed! Did you know that breathing in slowly when afraid changes the physical reactions going on in our body? So why not allow this change in our spirit as well? Then the strength of God can make you an overcomer, so you can say “When I am afraid, I will trust in you” (Psalm 56:3) and be set free!