Wellbeing Thought for Monday 22nd February 2021

Monday 22 Feb

Freedom from Fear

Not all fear is bad – it can be the right response to danger, releasing adrenaline when we need it! The fear we are talking about today is the fear that is stealing our peace or that becomes a prison. The first step is to identify your fear and put a name to it. God’s love can replenish us and heal our fears as we see in the story of Elijah (1 Kings 19ff).

To confront your fears you may need a trusted friend or spiritual leader to pray with you. If you are aware of obvious fears, write them down. What are the roots and when did they take hold? Ask God to reveal other fears that are less obvious and bring them all to him. Ask God to fill you with his perfect love (1 John 4.18). Consider seeking the help of a counsellor if you have ongoing crippling fears.