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As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind (although other boats followed). But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Silence! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!” MARK 4:35-41 (NLT)
I_______________ your F__________.
NAME YOUR FEAR(S) _____________________________
You gain strength, courage, and confidence by each experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. ELEANOR ROOSEVELT
Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. Point out anything in me that offends you, and lead me along the path of everlasting life. PSALM 139:23-24 (NLT)
A_____________ your H_______________.
Our unheathy reaction to fear is to overcompensate: trying to control and obsess or isolate: withdraw in defeat. ROMANS 12:2 (NLT)
M_____________ your view of C___________.
For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.” ZEPHANIAH 3:17 (NLT)
IN YOUR FEAR, REMEMBER ______ __________.
- What was your biggest fear as a child?
- How have your fears changed as you have gotten older?
- What should we look for to see if a fear has become unhealthy?
- Name a fear or something you are currently struggling with. What is your typical response (do you over-compensate, or withdraw and isolate yourself)?
- What are some of the unhealthy habits or “ruts” you get into that do not truly help you fight fear?
- In our fear we must remember who God is and that “I AM” is with us. Read the following passages out loud: Isaiah 41:10; 43:1-3; Philippians 4:6-7; Psalm 56:3-4; Luke 12:32. What do these passages tell us is true about God?