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Christian Fear

by Anonymous

Christian Fear is a crippling feeling that infiltrates the mind, thus dictating emotional , intellectual, physical and spiritual activity.

Christian Fear is simply not believing what God has promised to His children through His word. I have been one who lives in fear. When I go to sleep at night I feat that someone will invade my home. I do not sleep in my bedroom but on a sofa so that I may keep watch over the doors both front and back. I have never had an episode of this nature so it is not from experience but something else. I used to fear people but God has worked within that area of my life.

I have allowed fear and anxiety rob me of much joy and success in life. I know that the opposite of faith is fear. I have read, heard sermons on this and even reasoned this in my mind. However when fear grips it takes over and there is no attempt to put in place the fear faith principle. I say this to illustrate that it is not a heartfelt attitude but something that I have to remind myself of. There is no automatic response to extinguish my fear.

I am experiencing peace and faith rather than fear at the present moment. I see my crisis as one that is a habit from childhood. I feel that there are persons who will feed your Christian fear by not believing in you, second guessing decisions you have made, causing you to fear, doubt and turn from your decisions. While sometimes this is wise and good, sometimes it is not.

God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of ;power and of love and of a sound mind.

This scripture verse was one of the first I learned in hopes of renewing my mind, and learning to bring every thought captive to the obedience of Christ.

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Living in Fear
by: Anonymous

It sounds to me like you may have OCD a chemical imbalance in your brain causing a cycle or cycles of thoughts that you simply cannot stop thinking about. You tell yourself not to be afraid and yet you are. All that you have said is true & completely from the Word of God. However, sometimes the chemistry gets out of whack and needs to be restored. I would encourage you to seek help from a Christian Psychiatrist and Psychologist who specializes in Cognitive Behaviour methods. Medication may be necessary but some times there are more natural things you can try to restore the low serotonin levels in your brain. I have a family member who had OCD for 2 1/2 years and needed medication & therapy. At age 8 1/2 he told me the Lord had told him it was time to get off the medicine. So we talked to the doctor about weaning him off over the next several weeks. He was able to stop the meds altogether and has been healed Praise Jesus! That was 7 years ago! I realize this is not the case for everyone. Sometimes healing is temporary through behavior management, diet, and/or medication, and other times permanent. I am praying for you to find wise Biblical counsel. Been there.

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