5 Things I Do When I Get Afraid - Kris Vallotton

September 28, 2015

Winston Churchill said, “When I look back at all my worries, I remember the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which never happened.”

Mr. Fear is a fantastic script writer. He can intrigue you with his storytelling ability, and convince you to suffer for things that will never happen.  

The truth is that God gives us grace for everything that we go through in life, but there is no grace for Mr. Fear’s illusionary journeys.

Some things in life are tough, but nothing is tougher than the stories we make up about the things we think we will go through.

I love what Jesus said about borrowing trouble: “Don’t worry about tomorrow, each day has enough trouble of its own.” Matthew 6:34.

That quote doesn’t even sound like Jesus. That’s what I love about it; it’s so real!

Whenever I get afraid:

1. I make a list of things I was afraid of in my past that never happened. Next I remind myself of how convinced I was at one time in my life that those stories were true.

2. Then I question reality in the light of these previous lies, and a new perspective emerges.

3. I make a conscious choice to trust my future to Jesus and remind myself of His care for me these 60 years.

4. I start recalling His testimonies in my life and peace begins to carry me.

5. I bring to mind His prophecies to me, and remember that I have a bright future.

What do you do when you are afraid? Tell me about it in the comments below.

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