Join me in this four-part scripture study on fear and anxiety in this printable workbook to help you cope with your worries in a healthy way.
Gremlins and Baby Dolls
When I was five years old, I watched the movie “Gremlins”. Terrified, I jumped from the hallway to my bed to avoid getting clawed by the creatures lurking under the bed skirt. I lay frozen under my covers with my pillow on my head, trying my best not to move or breathe. I remember thinking, I can’t wait until I’m ten. Then I won’t be afraid of anything.
Then I turned ten and watched “Child’s Play” with some of my cousins. Before I climbed into bed, I threw all my baby dolls in the closet and closed the door. I didn’t get any sleep that night, and neither did my parents (who were not too happy about my choice that day). That night, I remember thinking, I can’t wait until I’m 20 and I won’t be afraid anymore.
Spoiler alert: I’m 37 and I’m still afraid.
Maybe not of Gremlins or killer baby dolls (ok maybe a little…), but about the responsibilities of being a “grown-up”. As kids, we dreamed it would get easier as we grew up, but life is so much more complicated than we anticipated, and many times we long for the simplicity of childhood again.
When I was young I prayed for God to take those fears away, but instead, he gave me coping tools. I would sing Jesus Loves Me over and over in my head until I fell asleep. As an adult, I still sing myself to sleep when I am worried.
Scriptures on Fear and Anxiety
The phrase “Do not fear” (and its synonyms) occurs in the Bible 365 times. One verse for each day of the year. God knew that our biggest obstacle in life would be fear. Fear of the unknown, fear of losing control, fear of the future, fear of what ifs…
But God has promised that this fear doesn’t come from him. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God did not give us a Spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of self-discipline.“
Order the Fear and Anxiety Study
I’ve created a 4 week study with the first week covering what the Bible says about fear. Here’s how to use the sheets:
- Highlight and read verses on fear and anxiety
- Write out your favorite and display it somewhere to view throughout the week
- Practice using the prayer template as you pray
- Write out your prayers on a journaling page
Let me encourage you through my Fear and Anxiety Workbook. It’s Bible-based and walks you through 4 weeks of studying fear, peace, trials, and mindset. You can order it in my shop:
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Before you go, read more posts on fear and anxiety here:
- What the Bible Says About Peace
- Choosing Faith Over Your Fear
- What the Bible Says About Trials
- What the Bible Says About Mindset
- How to Create a Spiritual Resume
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