There is a major difference between having a ‘fright’ and having a ‘fear’. A fright will challenge us while a fear will control us.
If you have ever battled with fear or been worn down by worry, then I have written this book for you. After more than twenty five years of helping people deal with their fears and anxieties I have tried to make this book as helpful and practical as possible.
The Bible says, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free,” and that Jesus has come that we may have “life in all its fullness,”. This means that God doesn’t only want us to cope with our fears, neither does it mean that He just wants us to be constantly having to conquer them. He wants us to live a life that is free from them.
The Israelites fought and won battles in the wilderness but did not enjoy the Promised Land. We can spend all our life fighting and winning battles with anxiety and fear and at the same time be worn out and never enter what God has for us.
Fear will always cause us to live on the defensive. Our goal, therefore, must be to live a life that not only copes with or even conquers fear but is free from its control.
Fear is mentioned in the Bible more frequently than pride, lust, bitterness, jealousy, anger, selfishness and greed. The most frequent command of Jesus in the Gospels is to “fear not.”
If you battle with fear, and let’s face it all of us do from time to time, then realise you are not alone. But why is fear such a powerful controller in our lives? What is it and how does it operate and more importantly how do we overcome and live free from it? This is what this book is all about.
I first penned these pages several years ago. After hearing so many comments of how they had helped people I decided to republish the book. I have added a few new chapters and extra insights that I trust and pray will enable and empower you to live a life with no more fear.
“This excellent book is a tool that you can use to combat fear. It is inspired, easy to read, interesting, informative and most important of all – real. The prayers at the end of each chapter make it very practical and it is a book I have read, prayed through, given away, recommended and used in ministry many times. I recommend it,” Rev Kevin Peat, Elim National Leader, UK.