Ways To Feel Better When You Feel Afraid

Here are some things you can do to help you feel better when you’re afraid. The first thing to do would be to put your trust and confidence in God no matter how rough things get. One way of doing this is to just decide to trust Him. Instead of letting the rough times determine our feelings, we need to decide to keep putting our trust in God. Don’t give in to spiritual exhaustion, worry, anxiety, dread, or fear. When our trust is secure we will eventually get through the storms, regardless of whether we feel we will make it or not. We also need to face our fears. When we have irrational fears they will get in the way of God’s will. Most of our fears will disappear as we work through them while putting our
confidence in God.  The fears we are unable to work through should be worked through with a reputable counselor. No matter how weak or strong someone is, the thing that will determine whether they get through the rough times is where there trust is placed. In Exodus 14:10-12 it says, “As Pharoah approached, the Israelites looked up, and there were Egyptians marching after them.  They were terrified and cried out to the Lord. 11. They said to Moses, “Was it because there were no graves in Egypt that you brought us to the desert to die? What have you done to us by bringing us up out of Egypt? 12. Didn’t we say to you in Egypt, ‘Leave us alone, let us serve the Egyptians? It would have been better for us to die in Egypt than to die in the desert!’

Another thing you can do to feel better is to take possession of the new life God gave us. It can be scary to give your will over to God and change for the better, but that’s what the process of recovery is all about. God wants us to have a better life in His will. We just have to take possession of it. In Deuteronomy 1:29-31 it says, “29. Then I said to you, “Do not be terrified; do not be afraid of them. 30. The Lord your God, who is going before you, will fight for you, as He did for you in Egypt, before your very eyes, 31. and in the desert. There you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a father carries his son, all the way you went until you reached the place.

Something else that will help you feel better is to not fear. In Deutereonomy 20:1-4 it says, “When you go to war against your enemies and see horses and chariots and an army greater than yours, do not be afraid of them, because the Lord your God, who brought you up out of Egypt will be with you. 2. When you are about to go into battle, the priest shall come forward and address the army. 3. He shall say: Hear, O Israel, today you are going into battle against your enemies. Do not be fainthearted or afraid: do not be terrified or give way to panic before them. 4. For the Lord your God is the One who goes with you to fight for you against your enemies to give you victory.

Another thing to do is to develop sound judgement and the ability to discern. When you’re in the middle of addiction or codependency it robbed us of soundness of mind, and ability to discern or judge. When we get into recovery we begin to gain back what we lost. Eventually our maturity will be a testament of God’s grace in our lives. We can know that He will keep us safe because of His grace. If we call out to God in the storms of life He will help us to make wise decisions. In Proverbs 3:21-24 it says, “My Son, preserve sound judgement and discernment, do not let them out of your sight. 22. they will be life for you, an ornament to grace your neck. 23. Then you will go on your way to safety, and your foot will not stumble. 24. When you lie down, you will not be afraid. When you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Another thing to do is to trust, and not be afraid. In Isaiah 12:2 it says, “Surely God is my salvation. I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord, is my strength and my song. He has become my salvation.”

Something else to do is to not be afraid; to gain understanding and humility. In Daniel 10:12 it says, “Then He continued, “Do not be afraid, Daniel. Since the first day that you set your mind to gain understanding and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard, and I have come in response to them.

Another thing to do is to not let your hearts be troubled. In John 14:1-4 it says, “1. Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God, trust also in me. 2. In My Father’s house are many rooms: if it were not so I would have told you. I am going there to prepare a place for you. 3. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. You know the way to the place where I am going.” Also, in verses John 14:25-27 it says, “25. All this I have spoken while still with you. 26. But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27. Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not be afraid.” God is available to us everywhere. We don’t have to go anywhere to find Him. Also, God is inside of us as the Holy Spirit. All the love, the help, the power, and the counsel we will need to grow in our spiritual life and our recovery can be found in the Spirit. These are just some of the great really great ways to feel better when you’re
feeling afraid.

Researched from the NIV Recovery Bible

Christianity, Christian Living, Self-Help


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