3 Ways To Overcome The Spirit Of Fear

Spiritual Warfare

Confident Woman

Sep 3, 2021

Let’s be honest ladies, we all experience fear in some shape or form in our lives. Unfortunately, we are not immune to fear, and if we are not careful it can paralyze us. Fear can stop us from living and being the women of God the Lord calls us to be. The Lord does not want us to live fearful lives.

Yes, having the Fear of the Lord is important, but fearing everything else is where the problem lies. It is a good thing to fear the Lord. That means that we have a reverence for God. It means that we respect Him, and we are in awe of Him. When we start to fear other things to a point where it overcome us, that is when we must take our authority in Christ and regain control over our lives. What is the answer to overcoming fear? The answer is complete trust in God our Father.


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Here are three ways to trust in God and to overcome fear:

  1.  Read and Study the Word!

 

So as I mentioned, the answer to overcoming fear is a complete trust in the Lord. But how can we trust in God if we do not know Him? How can we fight against the spirit of fear if we do not know what the word says about it? Sometimes we let fear overtake us because we do not know who God is, or we forget what the word says about God and his character. That is why it is so important to read and internalize the Word.

During your study time, you will grow a more in depth understanding of who God is, and you can hide the word in your heart. So, when you feel fear sneaking upon you, you can combat it with the word of God.

2 Timothy 1:7 “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” 

This scripture comforts us to know that God does not give us a spirit of fear. But He gives us power, love, and self-control. How encouraging is this? 

There are many ways you can study the word of God. Joining a bible study at church is a great idea. Some communities have a One-year bible reading plan. Others read wherever they feel the Holy Spirit is leading them to read. While others just read the New or Old Testament throughout the whole year etc.

The point is to begin reading and studying the word of God. If you have a busy schedule, it may be good to plan certain days of the week where you commit to studying the bible. It is also crucial to read daily and to meditate on scripture. I commit to Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. I also commit daily to meditating on scripture and reading a 365-day devotional book. Find a schedule that best suits your personal walk with the Lord, just make it a priority to consistently study the Word of God.

Fear can no longer have complete control over you. It can no longer overcome us. Because we know the one that has overcome the world, so we can overcome it as well! 

2. Pray to God

We need to understand the need to pray. It is crucial when we are dealing with overcoming the spirit of fear. We do not wrestle with flesh and blood but with spiritual forces of darkness. So, we cannot use physical means to overcome fear; It is only through the spiritual weapons and tools the Lord has given us that we will prevail over fear. Prayer is a big part of this. Prayer will help you connect with God and can allow room for the Holy Spirit to work in your life. Praying is a form of turning to God and trusting in Him. 

One day, I was feeling anxious, I began having a panic attack. Fear was coming over my body, and I did not know what to do. I went inside my car, opened my bible, and I started praying out the whole chapter of Psalm 23. And at that moment, I just felt the fear slowly disappear. I believe that the spirit of fear was trying to overtake me.

I did not know what to do, but I knew where to go! For me to experience the power of God in this way was so liberating for me, and it can be for you too! 

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Here in Psalm 23, we see David talking and praying to the Lord. Even though David is facing the valley, he says that he will fear no evil. Because he knows that God is with him, he knows that God will comfort him. Here we can see that David is walking out his trust in God. We can see his faith in God even though he may be afraid. God’s presence will give us hope and strength through any dark valley. 

You can pray out scriptures as well whenever you are feeling fearful. Also, pray against that spirit or whatever limiting beliefs you are meditating on. Get to the root of what is causing you to fear. It is also good to pray that the Lord will give you the strength to overcome it.

Trust and believe that you are a new creation, and you do not have to live in fear. 

3. Praise and Worship God

At times the uncertainty of my future makes me fearful. But when I stop focusing on all my anxious thoughts and turn on some worship music; All the fear disappears, and my focus changes. I focus on God and worshiping Him, His nature, who He is. It is so freeing and so powerful when we worship.

We do not have time to be afraid when we are standing in the presence of God; His peaceful and joyful presence. This is another way of showing that we trust God is in control of our lives.

Isaiah 41:10 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.

I love this verse because it is a good reminder for us to be brave! After all, God is with us. He promises that He is going to strengthen us. He says that He will help us. And so we can freely ask God for help during moments when we are experiencing fear and put our hope and confidence in Him that he will set us free from fear.


He is our God, He loves us, and God wants to walk with us on our journey. He is such a good God! That is why we need not fear, and that is why trusting in God is how we overcome fear.

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Amanda N.

Amanda is a college student, preservice teacher, and a soon-to-be licensed Early Childhood Educator. She has a heart for God, people, and worship. Amanda serves at her church as a worship singer and is one of the core leaders of their Young Adults Ministry called: The Harbor. When she is not at church, school, or work, she loves to spend time with her friends and family. Her goal in life is to bring glory to God and share His love with others. Amanda desires to point people to Jesus- the answer to all their pain, hopelessness, brokenness, and emptiness. You can follow Amanda and her journey on Instagram @beautifully.amanda. 

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  1. Anthony David says:

    This message 9s very uplifting.

  2. Zane Nico Cork says:

    Thank you so much. I’ve been dealing with gephryrophobia and megalophobia my whole life and now I’m finally trying to get over them at 33 and I ran across this page looking for motivation.

  3. Michele says:

    Thank you, that was very helpful. ☺️

  4. Ruth Chimezie says:

    Amanda God bless you immensely for this ethereal piece. You just helped Jesus save a soul from anxiety and panic attacks. Thank You ! Thank You for yielding to Jesus.

  5. Ruth Chimezie says:

    Amanda God bless you immensely for this ethereal piece. You just helped Jesus save a soul from anxiety and panic attacks. Thank You ! for yielding to Jesus.

  6. Bridget Agnes kowalczuk says:

    One night I had a dream that I was in what it looked like a large lake , and I said to myself I can’t swim ,,and a voice behind me said I love you and at that moment I saw s clearing and I woke up .I will never forget that clear voice .I know that was the Holy Spirit .

  7. Monica says:

    Thank you for this.

  8. Zipporah Kaara says:

    Have been blessed

  9. Christine says:

    Hi, greetings from my home to yours! Today is a different kind of amazing in that during my reading, studying, writing, praying and praising, the topic of “fear” crossed my mind. During my study on fear this am. I found many helpful articles, As I was ready to exit out to read devotions I see: 3 Ways To Overcome the Spirit Of Fear
    as I chose to get more informed, I sent the cursor and found your page..Sooo glad I did, It is helpful. The most so far. Blessings be unto the Lord and the Body Of Christ

  10. Kristen says:

    Very comforting and extremely timely. We have no business fearing for fear is not of our Father.

  11. I am do blessed by the wisdom snd spritual guidance that you share us.Keep sharing you are helping brotgers and sisters in Aftica too.

  12. Dana says:

    Amanda, thank you for allowing God to use you to be a blessing to others. I came across, no I was lead to your blog as I searched for scripture to remind me that God has overcome the spirit of fear that cycles through me. I become self-destructive and debilitating so much that I’m paralyzed. Today, I’m encouraged and reminded to be brave for God is with me.
    Blessings

  13. Carolynn Garrett says:

    This lesson has Blessed me beyond words. The way the Holy Spirit gave it to you to share it gave me a better understanding of what it means to Cast Out All Fear ♥. Continue Blessing Others…
    You’re doing a Great job.

  14. Catherine Wilson says:

    Thank you for wonderful article. I am reading this in the middle of the night. It gives me peacefulness.

  15. Nikesha says:

    Thank you for the reminders..it has encouraged me grestly. Nikesha from Trinidad 🇹🇹

  16. namugwere moren says:

    That teaching has encouraged me now I learnt how to fight with fear so God bless you $ uprift your ministry

  17. Sol says:

    Thank you for this powerful Word, this is what I need right now as fear has been tormenting my life for a so long. I am committed to follow all the steps you mentioned to completely remove it in my life in Jesus Name Amen. Continue doing good work Sister and may God richly bless you

  18. Eileen Teets says:

    Love these encouraging verses.

  19. Belinda Davis says:

    I’m sitting in my car with a bottle of olive oil for preparing to go home and bless my house. I have been living in and I violent situation with my daughter constant anger, resentment hatefulness, and she is suffering through a lot of trauma right now, no matter what I say or do is not is never good enough for her so I’m going to war forgot and I’m going to pray those demons out of my daughter in my house so we can have a peaceful home again and I thank you for the information that I found on this website I was just searching and Looking and trying to find a way to go to battle and I feel so fearful and I don’t want to feel fear anymore. I want to know that God is with me and I know he’s with me I know it doesn’t come with the feeling but is coming with knowing that he is with me again I want to thank you for this information please pray for me and my family, Belinda gorgeouss, Precious jermaine, Jasmine, Maleek, and Tony

  20. Verne says:

    Great evening Amanda,
    My name is Verne, as I sit here crying in JOY, I want to say hi hank you for this blog. I was going thru something and I looked up fear & along with my bible started reading to get a clear understanding. I don’t know everything so hearing & reading what others think of fear give me confirmation.
    Thank you Verne

  21. Stuart says:

    Thank you for this beautiful narrative on God’s love .
    Life can be hard and its sometimes very difficult to overcome fear especially when facing medical procedures or financial problems.
    But God walks before us and is actively preparing the way we only have to surrender our anxietys to him .
    And Trust and obey …

  22. Fridah says:

    I needed to hear this teaching…. Thank you for sharing 🙏🏼

  23. Evelyn Mpagi says:

    I I’ve loved the message and I know that it is all true.
    I love God because He loved me first when He got me out of darkness into this marvelous light.
    He picked me from a pit of hell into His kingdom because my eyes were scaled with sin and all worldily things. I am now happy for iam filled with His joy, love and agreat yearning and fire for His Word. May His Name be praised for ever. Glory yo God.

  24. Bosaengkae says:

    Beautiful massage

  25. Nabbowa justine says:

    i have been encouraged by the verses given, i have learnt to trust my God amidst challenges, I ask the holy spirit to enable me meditate on only God’s word not bad thoughts

  26. Diana Siraa says:

    Thank you Amanda. This was very helpful

  27. Sherie Hill says:

    This reading was very good. Thanks for sharing.
    Another way and perspective to look at this verse. May God continue to bless your ministry.
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