Fear & Anxiety // Fearing God

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For who in the skies can be compared to the Lord Who among the heavenly beings is like the Lord, a God greatly to be feared in the council of the holy ones, and awesome above all who are around him?
— Psalm 89:6-7 (ESV)

One way to overcome fear and anxiety is to place a healthy fear in the proper place.

So far we’ve looked at having a proper perspective, a reminder that God will sustain you, and the cure for anxiety. Today, we look at having a fear of God.

Just so you know, there is no one like God. In fact, there is no one that even comes close! How can you look at your situation--your fear--and size it up against our almighty God? You just can’t.

If you can take that concern and look at it in contrast to His mightiness,

you’ll probably start to get a better perspective. Having a healthy fear of God--taking into account His mightiness, strength, and ability to overcome anything--is a good thing. It’s not labeling Him unjust or angry and therefore to be feared; it’s about taking into account His character, realizing there is no one else like Him, and that He can overcome what you fear.

When fear begins to creep up, remind yourself of who God really is and what He is capable of. That should help place your fear in the proper place.