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The cure for fear

Sometimes I think I must have been born a ball of nerves. In every picture I have ever seen of myself as a child, I was clinging tightly to my teddy bear or twisting my hair or both. Many times, over the years, I have examined those childhood pictures. My siblings are standing tall and strong, and I am visibly stressed out at only two years of age. I wonder why some of us are less afraid than others. Do these fearless people hold secrets our anxious souls are not aware of?

If you have often experienced the grip of fear and anxiety covering you like a dark cloud, I have great news for you; you are not alone.

The Bible is full of stories about people who lived through fearful times and were riddled with anxiety just like we have been at times. Their situations may be different from ours, but they experienced fear and anxiety that were just as real and debilitating to them as ours can be to us.

Moses was afraid when God told him to leave his job as a shepherd and deliver a message to Pharaoh to let His people go. There had to be an off-the-charts kind of anxiety in Daniel when he was thrown into the Lion’s Den. Elijah, one of God’s greatest prophets, even went through a time of fear, and it happened right after a huge victory!

My point is this; we all have experienced fear and more than likely have dealt with anxiety at some point in our lives, maybe some of us more than others, but just like the folks in the Bible, fear and anxiety can be overcome. We have the same hope that can chase those deep-seated feelings away as they did. That hope is found in Christ.

There are over 365 scriptures in the Bible on fear. I do not believe it is an accident or a coincidence that fear is talked about this much in scripture. God knew we would struggle in this area, so He made sure we had plenty of examples and encouragement from which we could draw our strength to overcome the fear and anxiety that can overwhelm us at times.

Sometimes just saying His name brings me back to the center; other times, I need to focus a little deeper with time spent in prayer, but I have never once been left on my own for very long. The very name of Jesus brings peace to my troubled mind and spirit. The next time you find yourself in a panic or frightened, call on the wonderful name of Jesus and let your fear be turned to praise.

“Do not let your heart be troubled (afraid, cowardly). Believe [confidently] in God and trust in Him, [have faith, hold on to it, rely on it, keep going and] believe also in Me.” John 14:1, AMP.

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Pamela Fair
Pamela Fair
Maya Angelou once said, "You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them." This statement resonates with me. My past experiences have made me a stronger person eager to use my story to inspire and help others see that regardless of who they are or where they have been, there is always hope and to know the ability to rise above circumstances lies within. Each day, I strive to walk in faith and hope surrounded by my family and friends' love and encouragement. I am blessed to have a life full of experiences, some good, some bad, and my ambition is to use those experiences to enrich those around me. I am a local business owner and church Executive Assistant in Highland, Arkansas. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and student. My passion is to help those in need who are ready and willing to do the necessary work it takes to help themselves. Assisting individuals who have experienced trauma, loss, stress, grief, and various life changes are the drive behind attending Southwestern Assemblies of God University to obtain my associate degree in Human Services. I plan to further my education in this field by getting my bachelor's degree in behavioral health. I hope to use my experiences and knowledge to encourage, strengthen, and facilitate assistance to those who are in need. I am also working alongside my husband in the community as an Automotive Collision Repair Facility owner. It has been a great privilege to assist my husband in pursuing his lifelong dream. We enjoy our work together, and it is an exciting experience for me to learn his field of expertise and engage with so many phenomenal people in our area. I am a fun-loving individual who thrives on living life and pursuing dreams! I am an avid chess player, a lover of all things feline, and a big fan of essential oils! At the age of 50, I decided to return to school to earn my GED. Since then, I have become a member of Phi Theta Kappa and a Notary Public. I have completed credentials for ministry, became a certified grant writer, trained in hospital chaplaincy, and certified in Christ-Centered leadership. Additionally, I am a member of the North American Christian Social Workers Association (NACSW), where I have been trained in "The Role of Christian Faith and Spirituality in the Grieving Process" and "Suicide Prevention for Christians in Social Work." I am an active member of the Spring River Chamber of Commerce and the Spring River Car Club. My faith is a huge part of my desire and passion for helping others. I strive to always be, as Christ, a light in this world and in the lives of others. In John 8:12, Jesus says, "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." I endeavor to help others see the light in the darkness. About Beautiful Feet: Romans 10:15 (NIV) And how can they preach unless they are sent? As it is written, "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" "For every circumstance and season of life, God has promises that offer direction, peace, perspective and wisdom. "Bible Promises for You" is a collection of promises taken from the New International Version of the Bible and is categorized by topic for easy reference." God led Jimmy and Pam Fair, in 2015, to partner with Highland Assembly of God, to GIVE Bible Promise Books, Devotionals, and Bibles to anyone who needs direction, peace, perspective, and wisdom. Contact Highland Assembly or Pam Fair for more information. 870-856-3886
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