Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Wednesday’s Words of Wisdom

Facing Your Fears

In Mark Chanski’s book, “Womanly Dominion-More than a Gentle and Quiet Spirit”, he discusses how to face your fears based on Psalms 46, 27, and 23.  On pages 186 he writes, “This is what a woman of dominion will do when assaulted by crippling fears about what might happen in days to come:

Do what you are responsibly able to do.

The horse is prepared for the day of battle,

but victory belongs to the LORD (Proverbs 21:31).

Stare your worst fears right in the eye.

The wicked flee when no one is pursuing,

but the righteous are bold as a lion (Proverbs 28:1)

Experience liberation from paralyzing fears. 

You shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free (John 8:32).”

Many of our fears are about the future and include “what if’s”.  God tells us in his word to fear not.  Here are just a few verses:

So we may boldly say The LORD is my helper; I will not fear.  What can man do to me?  Hebrews 13:6

For I, the LORD your God, will hole your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.”  Isaiah 41:13

Say to those who are fearful hearted, Be strong, do not fear!  Isaiah 35:4

I am so excited to include a video in my post.  I hope you enjoy it.  I think it is beautiful. 



What is it that you are fearing?  Cast your care on him for He cares for you (1 Peter 5:7).  Be of good courage, And He shall strengthen your heart, All you who hope in the LORD (Psalm 31:24). 



  1. Found you at iFellowship and love your blog! Looking forward to reading your posts. Happy Wednesday! :o)

  2. Hi! Thanks for visiting my blog via iFellowship! Fear does more damage to our relationships than anything else which is why Christ enables us with a sound mind rather than fear.

  3. Beautiful Video and extremely important message. Thank you :)

  4. Hi! Visiting through ifellowship. I so needed to read some of those verses today, especially Isaiah and 1 Peter. Thank you for sharing this!

  5. Thank you so much for the comment on my blog Theresa! I know that for me, fearful thoughts can cause me to be less than effective for doing the work God has assigned me. I fear especially loss of my sweet babies and husband. I have to purposefully determine that I trust my Creator and have faith in his plans for me.

    My sister shared a verse with me ..."Surely he will never be shaken;a righteous man will be remembered forever.He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the LORD.His heart is secure, he will have no fear"

    Psalms 112:6-8

    Thanks again for the encouragement and your invite!

  6. Hi! I'm visiting from iFellowship. You have a great looking blog! I'm now following! I look forward to coming back on a less busy day!

    I would love for you to come visit me @ Living Above

    Have a great Wednesday!
    your sis in the faith

  7. Beautiful words and video.

    I'm a new follower - from Allied Moms.


  8. Thank you so much for sharing this! Need to take fears to the Lord...

  9. Great post, Theresa. Wish I could have visited yesterday, but my new "commitment" hasn't left me much time for blogging this week. Hope you are having a great week :-)

  10. I just finished re-doing a mirror with the inscription Courage in the middle...along with Fearless by Max Lucado, I am attacking this in my life. Thanks for sharing...I wrote some of these scriptures to our son this morning who is concerned on a decision he has to make


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