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Distractions: Overcoming Fear

Pastor Nate Brosher

Jan 28, 2024

Distractions: Overcoming Fear

Joshua 1:8-9 NLT

8 Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. 9 This is my command--be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.

1. Fear will try to cripple your Faith.

Psalms 23:4 ESV

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.

Psalms 27:1 NKJV

1 The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; Whom shall I fear? The LORD [is] the strength of my life; Of whom shall I be afraid?

Psalms 46:1-2 NLT

1 God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble. 2 So we will not fear when earthquakes come and the mountains crumble into the sea.

  • The word “Fear Not” is presented in the KJV 331 times in 144 verses.

  • The word “Fear” is presented 400 times in 385 verses. (NLT 275, ESV 353, NKJV 367)

2. We are NOT to live in Fear!

2 Timothy 1:7 NLT

7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and


  • The enemy creates things in our imaginations, and we expand those in our minds to where they become fear.

2 Corinthians 10:4-5 KJV

4 (For the weapons of our warfare [are] not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) 5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.

3. You are not alone.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV

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.

Psalms 56:3 NKJV

3 Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You.

1 John 4:18-19 NKJV

18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. 19 We love Him because He first loved us.

  • If we embrace his perfect love, then He will cast out all fear.

Matthew 6:33-34 NLT

33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will

give you everything you need. 34 So don't worry about tomorrow, for

tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today.

John 14:26-27 NLT

26 But when the Father sends the Advocate as my representative--that is, the

Holy Spirit--he will teach you everything and will remind you of everything I

have told you. 27 I am leaving you with a gift--peace of mind and heart. And

the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don't be troubled or afraid.

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