By: Dr. James A. Perkins 

Fear lives as a common companion for many people. Some can identify with the ancient sufferer Job, who said, “What I feared has come upon me; what I dreaded has happened to me” (Job 3:23 NIV). In home life, the fear of one may impact every family member.  

I want to share how I personally deal with my fear, so as not to allow it to spread to my loved ones. Whether your fear is of the future, the present, or the past, there is a way to keep those fears from invading your entire family and harming them spiritually or psychologically. Take a look at these 4 insights I rely on to deal with taking fear out of my family.

1.  I believe that “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear” (1 John 4:18). I embrace this truth and share it with my family.

2.  I believe these words:  ‘Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God” (Isaiah 41:10). I place my confidence in Jesus and encourage the family to do the same.

3.  I rely on this truth: “When I am afraid, I will put my trust in You” (Psalm 56:3).

When fear comes upon me, I place my faith in Jesus. I try to help my loved ones do the same.

4. Not in a spooky or dreadful way, but in reverence I seek to respect God by applying the following: “Knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade men” (2 Corinthians 5:11). My faith includes a healthy esteem of God. I try to maintain this admiration and pray that my family would join me.

I think fear lives as a common companion for many people. I also believe that if you remember these 4 insights you can take fear out of your family.


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