For He Will Strengthen You

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Isaiah 41:1-20, Romans 8:12-17, Romans 8:31-39, 2 Timothy 1:7, 1 John 4:13-19

When do you feel fear? Most of us can easily come up with a list of items in the general category of fright: cockroaches, snakes, clowns, heights, needles. I have one dear friend who grimaces at the sight of a belly button. We have a beloved coworker who is so easily startled that we keep a record of how many days it has been since her last piercing shriek.

If I sit with the question longer, deeper and quieter concerns I seldom speak out loud or write on paper begin to surface—fears that keep me awake into the early morning, or that I’ve learned to keep buried as I go throughout my day. I know I’m not alone in this. Some fears are driven by present circumstances and needs. Others are rooted in the wounds of my past, pain I’ve caused myself and others or from trauma at the hands of another. Then there are my insecurities and doubts about the world, myself, and my relationships. The longer I reflect, the more I recognize how much I truly am afraid of.

Yet the Bible repeatedly tells us, in stories and straightforward commands: “Do not fear.” Frankly, this command can feel impossible, or even foolish, given the realities of the world we live in. But as we discovered while creating this reading plan, these scriptures are not a command to grit our teeth, muster up internal resolve, and get over our long lists. Each command also provides the means of obedience, the real solution to not only enduring but overcoming fear: the consistent character of our faithful, ever present God. 

Instead of condemning our imperfection, Scripture provides encouragement for all sorts of circumstances because God knows we will face fearful situations. Instead of being ruled by fear, we are offered another path. We can live in the security and confidence of who God is, what He has done for us, who we are in Him, and what we are promised in Jesus. Our God remains the same, no matter what may come our way. 

As you begin this reading plan, take inventory of your own relationship with fear. As you keep reading each day, you’ll see the reasons why this command is possible to obey, and how our very real God is present in every circumstance. My prayer for you, for all of us, is that we would arrive at the end of these three weeks celebrating the freedom found in this simple, repeated command: Do not fear.

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  1. Morgan VanGieson says:

    I just got laid off my job while in the middle of buying a house. I need this devotional now more than ever! But I am so thankful that I worship a living God that holds every victory!! I know I can put my faith and trust in Him and I will be okay! Please keep my situation in your prayers ♥️♥️

  2. Deb Quintero says:

    Praying for clear understanding of God’s word as I navigate this plan! Been dealing with health anxiety for months now, and I’ve been letting it take over my life. I’ve been neglecting the fact that I have a Father who’s never going to let go of my hand and is bigger than all of my fear and anxiety. He tells me not to fear, for he is with me.
    I pray that God breaks every single chain that’s been holding me captive!!!!

  3. Bryleigh Krieger says:

    Trust in God with all your heart.

  4. Jessica Thomas says:

    There is a reason God started me on this plan today. I have recently been running for physical and mental health (I have 3 young kids, I need the quiet time, ha!) And my runs have become prayer runs and I have another planned for this evening so I now know what I will be praying about with God on todays run. It is time for me to disciplined and ignore the doubt in my head and accept God wants me to do this so I dont rely on myself but on him.

    I have fears like most people but that doesn’t mean I am ruled by them. I am not an island, I am a child of God and I will not be a slave to fear. I pray that I have the opportunity to listen to you Lord Jesus and that you open my eyes to the things that I fear and have a hold over my life. Looking forward to this plan already!

  5. madi butterworth says:

    I have beeb holding on to this reading plan and know God had me start it today got a reason. Every verse I read spoke to me. He knows what we need when we need it. I pray that God continues to speak to me through this study helping me no longer fear but instead trust him.

  6. Erin Rice says:

    Fear of failure and work anxiety bleeds into my personal life. I am hopeful to let go of those feelings and lean into the peace that God is forever with me.

  7. Bolutife Ajetomobi says:

    I pray am able to be consistent and complete this series, amen

  8. Joy Okpuno says:

    Trusting God for freedom from fear and insecurities

  9. Tahryah Wheeler says:

    I’ve been holding on to this reading plan and I’m glad I opened it and started reading. This message is right on time and I’m ready to tackle my relationship with fear.

  10. Lindsey Tamura says:

    Fear almost feels second nature to me. And these scriptures really helped me to; understand why I have that second nature feeling… which is because it is the feeling of who I was before Christ, and it also helped me realize that with Christ there truly is NOTHING in the world to fear whatsoever

  11. April Kilcoyne says:

    I have had this Bible study for over a year sitting on my shelf. I just finished the Everything New study. Knowing that God is making and will make everything new has uplifted me and encouraged me. I do not believe that it is a coincidence that I am starting this study at this time in my life and after the Everything New Bible study. I believe that God is teaching me about what I am to live for and that I can do so without fear of the future, knowing that this is not my home and he will make me and everything new one day.

  12. BJ Scholes says:

    Prayers for fear to not consume me in days to come, but rather to have joy consume me.

  13. Brittany Bauhs says:

    Fear is so common in my life that I sometimes forget that’s what it is. I pray to God to speak to me loudly through this series and give me the peace and strength that comes from him. As I navigate a particularly scary season of my life – I need this now more than ever. Thank you Jesus

  14. Jesse Brickenstein says:

    I’m in a season where the more I plan, the more chaotic things seem to wind up. I’m trying to just go with the flow of what God has already decided instead of trying to play God for my family, myself, my friends, my job, etc. I feel like the illustration of the Cat in the Hat balancing on a ball and holding up everything be could. I’m so anxious about letting go that I don’t even stop to think about how ridiculous I’m being by trying to juggle things to fight a battle God has already won. I’m praying this study will make me let go and just watch for God to move.

  15. leigha hogan says:

    I live in fear everyday day, fear of failure, fear of not fitting in, fear of doing stuff wrong, fear of losing people, anxiety, the list goes on and on. But, i’m learning to talk to god, let him help me and get over my fears step by step.

  16. Keleigh Saunders says:

    Amen! God is our Savior and He brings me happiness in every moment of my life.

  17. Helen Leonard says:

    I have lived in fear my entire life and I hate be ruled by it. I just want to find freedom from it by putting my faith in Jesus.

  18. Bailee Hilliard says:

    Very excited and happy to be doing this! I feel as though I have let fear rule me too much over the past few years and it’s time I took my life back through God and his word. Can’t wait!

  19. Sarah Jones says:

    Amen! This reading plan has found me when fear is at the forefront of my everyday. My son was born Monday morning and we are in the NICU with surgery planned for Friday. This plan of Do not fear and leaning into my faithfulness and Gods strength is the best reminder that God is here in this room with me and is protecting my son. God is so good.

  20. Ayanna Guffin says:

    i will no longer let fear cripple me. i will give my fears, worries, and doubt to God because he continually tells me that I can and i trust him.

  21. Nithi Narasappa says:

    I don’t have to do it all and I truly can’t do it all.
    Surrendering it to God and praying I can be obedient and trust Him to meet my needs

  22. Candice Kedroe says:

    Fear has me crippled but I know with the word of God I can overcome all my anxiety.

  23. Amber Brackett says:

    Excited to do this reading plan with a dear group of friends. Fear creeps up so often….it’s small things and big things. I worry about my children’s safety, I worry something might happen to my husband, I worry how good of a parent I am. It truly does take surrendering to God daily and even throughout the day to find freedom from my fears.

  24. Jerrica Terry says:

    Help me father to trust you with my fears. Let me experience your peace.

  25. Arriana McAllister says:

    I also share this fear with my one year old daughter. This world can be so scary at times and I hope I can continue to find security in our father and know my daughter is always in good hands. All we can do as parents is guide them down the right path and remind them there’s nothing to be fearful of because God is always one step ahead.

  26. Hännah Bockrath says:

    I’m afraid of the future, of losing my sense of self, my calling, my purpose and my passion. I’m afraid the choices I’m making towards personal control and security are causing me to lose trust in You. Lord, help me to trust you with my life again.

  27. Hannah Bratcher says:

    The evil of this world has me riddled with anxiety. I have a one year old and my anxiety regarding his future is overwhelming. Lord, help me to fully give this baby to you and to let you guide his life according to your will.

  28. Cameryn Gauthe says:

    God is with me no matter the circumstance. He is with me in the fire. Fear has no place in my life!

  29. jenny monroy says:

    I fear the my anxiety and overthinking will take over my mind. I pray that through this journey I can overcome and be the person God wants me to be❤️

  30. O'Leesa James says:

    Do not fear, our God is with us and for us!

  31. Shontell Garth says:

    I am fearful of stepping out on faith on decisions I need to make. I have to get rid of this fearful spirit.

  32. Kate Calderon says:

    fear you don’t own me!

  33. Destini Wilburn says:

    I find that I fear a lot in life, especially my future and what is to come in terms of my life. I need to turn to God and lean on Him for I know he will always be there to help and support me.

  34. Maria Jordan says:

    I don’t even know where to start my fear is not even fear it is terror!!! I’m 71 and my life

  35. Sage Myers says:

    “Our Gof remains the same no matter what comes our way”

  36. Erica Romero says:

    I realized this week that I am afraid that past choices will relegate me to a life alone. I fear that God’s blessings to me will be limited to the basics and not more than that. I’m emotionally exhausted and I think Satan knows this and is working double time to keep me down. I need God’s strength to help me through this difficult season.

  37. Samantha Gonzalez says:

    obedience to God casts out fear. know the principles of God, remember who He is. turn to Him when anxiety or any other emotion arises, not anyone else. God is the wisest counsel we can seek

  38. Beth Denlinger says:

    I saw this, I have walked a very similar road for the last 5 years. My heart aches for you. I pray that God will continue to sustain you and strengthen you and your family. I prayed he will show up big for you today. You are His daughter, whom He loves more than you love your own children. You are a delight to Him and to many others. Do not believe those lies I hear the enemy telling you. I was told I was “unlovable” but I rejected that lie. Gods helmet of salvation protected my mind from that lie sinking into my mind and poisoning my soul. Put your helmet on, your belt of truth and all your armor. If you have to literally move your arms and legs daily to put on what seems like invisible armor, do it. You need it, it will protect you and your children. Lean on your family who you are closer too. I pray they will be the hands and feet of Christ as you navigate what He has called you to do. Much love to you. ❤️ I will be praying.

  39. Leah Kovarik says:

    Praying for you ❤️ you got this!

  40. Steeja Peter says:

    I fear that I will never be enough and this leads to constant overthinking and anxiety. I feel that I’m not doing enough in life and people my age are doing much more than me and they are able to do it with ease, whereas doing the simplest of things for me is sometimes a struggle and this has been my mind set for a very long time and I’m really holding onto lord Jesus with the same and I know that he will raise me up and use me to help people who feels the same as I do.

  41. Brittany Brooks says:

    Fear is the result of the lack of faith. It’s so easy to feel fear rather than just let it go and trust you. But I am putting it all into your hands Lord. From now on, I will let me faith be bigger than my fears.

  42. Eriana James says:

    Answering the question – what do I fear? – and realizing there are quite a few things I do fear and realized God is with me and He is listening to me.

  43. kennedy willis says:

    Been waiting on a home to call out for 7 years now. We finally decided to apply for a land home package. I’m asking for prayers from if anyone feels led. I know God will make a way for us. ❤️

  44. Midlaure Jean Philippe says:

    I’m trying to put my faith in God because I wouldn’t be here if I Wasn’t for Him

  45. Maury Allen says:

    I struggle with worry…. We have a newborn and live in a cold, moldy place, and not able to move. I realize my fear is in discomfort, that I have to tough it out, without God giving us grace. But His Word helps our weaknesses in every season. Looking forward to meditating on His truth

  46. Lauren K says:

    I am a high school senior waiting to hear back from my dream college. I am so afraid of rejection, disappointment, and pain. I’ve planned my whole life out based on attending this school. I have to remind myself that it is not my job to plan my life, but it is Gods. Rejection is redirection and God always knows what he is doing. His plans for my life are greater than anything I could imagine. Praying this plan reminds me and all of you struggling with similar things of this and reinforces this in our hearts. <3

  47. Elia Nicely says:

    I suffer with severe anxiety and the fear of the loss of friends, as I feel as I will have no one. But then shows me, through all I have God so fear is not needed!!

  48. Leslie Bermea says:

    This first month of this year has been a roller coaster and I struggle with anxiety/health anxiety. This month has felt like a hit after hit after hit. I admit I have strayed away from God and I admit that I’m not as close as I want to be. I pray that I can get close with him again and stick to this plan. In Jesus name give me the strength.

  49. Raelyn hilton says:

    This is my favorite plan I have ever done i am so thankful for the Lord

  50. Monica Orallo says:

    Would love prayers. I moved in 4 months ago across with the man of my dreams. I had to completely shift my life, leave my job to pursue schooling which is what I’ve always wanted. Fear and anxiousness took control and I took it out on him. I want control of my life back and let Jesus lead. I want my boyfriend to trust me again. I pray this plan helps me change.

  51. Cheyenne Denton says:

    ❤️ New mama here & needing encouragement through this study.

  52. Charlotte Rogers says:

    Wanted to start a new plan for this year. I am a college student riddled with horrible anxiety and am looking to God to help me through my fears.

  53. stephanie millholland says:

    *sorry, it’s my first time posting! But I wanted to say I’m clinging to today’s readings, knowing and trusting that God is for me – who then can be against me? Praying for you all, too!

  54. stephanie millholland says:

    Having put this off for too long, it’s become plain that I need to seek a different job. I’ve been in my current role for 4 years, the longest job I’ve ever held down, and the job itself is fine, but my supervisor is increasingly difficult to work with. I’m scared of leaving it, because what if the next job is bad in a different way? What if this is as good as it gets and I just need to sacrifice my mental health? I am clinging to the readings today, that if God is for me, who can be against me?

  55. Brenda Ulloa says:

    Katie, I am praying for you now. Jesus never wants us hidden away and separated from others…that’s what Satan loves, because then we are easier to attack.
    I have never been in your exact position, but God is the same for all of us and everything He does is to draw us closer to Him and the Body of Christ.
    Even though it is hard, let the body love on you, support you and carry your burdens during this time. There will times in the future that you can do the same for others and that’s the beauty of the body.
    I am praying for you and for your kids.

  56. Brenda Ulloa says:

    Katie, I am praying for you now. Jesus never wants us hidden away and separated from others…that’s what Satan loves, because then we are easier to attack.
    I have never been in your exact position, but God is the same for all of us and everything He does is to draw us closer to Him and the Body of Christ.
    Even though it is hard, let the body love on you, support you and carry your burdens during this time. There will times in the future that you can do the same for others and that’s the beauty of the body.

  57. Brenda Ulloa says:

    Katie, I am praying for you now. Jesus never wants us hidden away and separated from others…that’s what Satan loves, because then we are easier to attack.
    I have never been in your exact position, but God is the same for all of us and everything He does is to draw us closer to Him and the Body of Christ.

  58. Brenda Ulloa says:

    Katie, I am praying for you now. Jesus never wants us hidden away and separated from others…that’s what Satan loves, because then we are easier to attack.

  59. Katie Timmerman says:

    Almost 15 months my spouse of 19 yrs and I moved from Charlotte nc to Colorado to be closer to my family – he moved out -4 weeks later and served me with papers about 4 months after that – although it’s beyond divorce the fear of the unknown, single parenting the hope of reconciliation the fear of being single yet never trusting anyone again the fear that I am a broken woman no one could love me the fear of never healing I think is what’s bothering me most these days – I work hard to provide a stable life for my kiddos and enjoy my job my identity for so many years was being a wife – a mom – I had no idea any of this was around the corner to what I thought was an adventure was a nightmare but slowly GOD has showed up and turning this for good in my life but I feel very betrayed and frustrated that my family is broken — I’ve done so much counseling and divorce class etc…. Resting in GOD and like turning to his work for strength and believing it is what I need —- I hope someone reads this – please will you pray for my heart it’s healing / broken/ moving forward it’s scares it has desires it’s anxious —- I’m a lot that’s what I fear the most that I’m better hidden away than with others because if I were a decent person I wouldn’t have been divorced this way —-

  60. Jayla Neal Nicole 5600 says:

    Last year, I struggled heavily with anxiety and fear. I am studying to be a dentist and I was so fearful of everything in The future. I pray this plan helps me change this year.

  61. Jayla Neal Nicole 5600 says:

    Last year, I struggled heavily with anxiety and fear. I am studying to be a dentist and I was so fearful of everything in The future

  62. Sarah Gruter says:

    Entering a new phase of life where I am moving to Charlotte, NC from Fort Lauderdale, FL to pursue a relationship with my boyfriend of 2 years. I am scared, nervous, and fearful. Thank you for this opportunity to be reminded that God will strengthen me.

  63. Chelsea Savage says:

    Desiree, I was encouraged by your comment. I lost my daughter in the second trimester and am currently 17wks pregnant again. The fear and anxiety is almost paralyzing. You are not alone. Praying for you!

  64. Emily McDonald says:

    I have so much coming in my future that is turning into fear rather than excitement. Reminding myself that God would not take me down a path that wasn’t part of his plan.

  65. Carly Kowallis says:

    Fear of uncertainty is going to be beaten in this study! God, lord I pray for myself and the others, God would you bring your truth crashing through the lies we believe? God we sit and quietly sit at your feet, ready for your truth to pour over us. We hold our hands wide open ready to receive your peace after relinquishing our fears.

  66. Hayley Miessner says:

    Amen! I need to reflect on this daily right now as I have a 3 year old and a 6 month old and my husband works long hours! I need to renew my mind with the Truth that God’s got this and no need to fear!

  67. Brittany Craemer says:

    I need this study right now. Fear is controlling my thoughts and I’m ready to break its hold on my mind so that I can live in the truth of who God is!

  68. Pam Philpott says:

    I’m really fearful of the future. I have become obsessive with the news just because I feel like I need to know. But it’s all about control. All the circumstances I can’t control scare me so much. I need to learn God’s peace through it all.

  69. Nancy VeronicaAguilera says:

    Amen Lord. I am looking forward to this walk with You and to face my fears with you at my side, thank you for this study

  70. Cora Hochstetler says:

    This was all something I really needed to hear and be reminded of ❤️

  71. Anna Skillin says:

    im just getting back into reading the bible and turning back to Jesus and this is so helpful. something that has always held me back is the fear of being out of control, so being encouraged and calmed that He is always there for me is so reassuring.❣️

  72. Kelly McCaughey says:

    I am going through something that is very scary in my life and this study is bringing me comfort and closer to God. I have never been so afraid in my life and struggle to shut out my thoughts.

  73. Maryan Hope says:

    This is such a wonderful reminder. Most days I say “ I’m not afraid of much or anything” but at the end of the day my trauma and insecurities create fear.. and it doesn’t make me weak to acknowledge that.. it’s just a reminder of how in those moments of fear and insecurities, I need to lean into Jesus and know that he is greater than my fears.

  74. Esther Kym says:

    Amen! Satan will often make us believe we need to “clean up our act” before approaching God, twisting our desire to please God into a way to keep us distant from God. Don’t listen to that! Just run STRAIGHT to God (as in, read the Word daily as you started to – congrats! – and pray right away and tell Him everything you are feeling and thinking) even when you feel guilty about a recent sin or how you feel stuck in the relationship!

  75. Nathalie Gomez says:

    Hi I’m new to this and this is my first study. I chose this one cause I’m definitely feeling high levels of fear. I’m on way back home from a deployment right now and it scares me that you know time keeps going and it’s never ending. I’m scared of never getting the relationship that I want to have with God and I’m just stuck. I just feel like I do things wrong and I’ll never get there. It scares me so much. It’s hard for me to open up about these things, but I’m really hoping for these feelings to go away. The only way I can do that is through God.

  76. alex courtway says:

    My husband is in the military and gone for months, I am home alone with my daughter and we decided to do another embryo transfer while he is gone. Things aren’t working out the way I thought they would and I’ve been wrecked with fear that I won’t be able to get pregnant again

  77. Alexandra Valdovinos says:

    I suffer from an anxiety disorder, and I have for many years, and I also have OCD. It’s grabbed at me for so long. I was in a relationship that really affected me, because when I went through a very bad episode of depression and insecurity, I was left alone by my ex-boyfriend. I know we were both toxic to each other, me with my mental health, but it still brings anxieties in my current relationship sometimes because I’m afraid of re-living that abandonment. But I trust in Him.

  78. Emily Robinson says:

    I have recently been diagnosed with Panic Disorder and having frequent panic attacks. When I feel one coming I drop to my knees and my Lord takes it away. Praise Jesus. He is always consistent even when I am not.

  79. amy poe says:

    My husband had a heart attack August 9, I confess I am fearful of losing him. He is doing great and GOD has been so gracious to us. Yet I am fearful. I thank God that his mercies are new every morning.

  80. Jessica Gallon says:

    For many years of my life I have lived in a constant state of fear. I stand before the Lord today and everyday forward and humbly ask you to grant me your holy peace within me. I know your love for me does not waver.. for everyday you save me with your perfect love. In Jesus’ name amen.

  81. Cristal Zern says:

    God is truly in control ❤️

  82. Alaina Biddulph says:

    I am so sorry. I pray you find peace and joy during this season of life.

  83. malerie kersey says:

    In a season of abandonment by my husband, alone with two young children to care for, I am finding myself allowing Satan to overcome my emotions with fear. Fear of losing my husband forever. Fear of being capable of raising my children due to having to possibly work outside the home. It’s a blessing I have found this app so that I can continue daily to practice living in joy and peace the Lord will give me when I am obedient to his word.

  84. Gabrielle Christie says:

    There are so many things to fear and only one God who can and will make them obsolete.

  85. desiree gonzalez says:

    Anxiety, fear, and my mental health have been taking over lately. It all feels calmer the closer I get to God.

  86. Laura Waggoner says:

    Loving the time to uproot fear that is hidden to stand on firmer ground.

  87. Tiffany Clark says:

    @Alxis Brewders – I don’t know if you will see this but please look into postpartum OCD. We always hear of postpartum depression and postpartum OCD is many times overlooked. OCD will latch onto and attack what is most dear to a person. If these thoughts are coming out of nowhere and are persistent and very bothersome, that is characteristic of OCD. Mitzi Van Cleve is a believer and has written a book called Strivings Within – The OCD Christian that was helpful to me. Praying that you get the help you need. ❤️

  88. Paige B says:

    Praying for you. I have a one year old, and I know how difficult the post-partum experience can be to begin with. This season of doubt isn’t permanent, and I’ve found whenever I’ve felt this way, it’s because I was on the brink of something amazing, and Satan wanted to bring me down a peg with making me doubt my beliefs. God sees you and your beautiful baby, he loves you.
    The only way I ever got out of this slump, was to continue reading and praying even if I didn’t feel like it. Eventually my spirit caught up with what my body was doing and God helped restore my beliefs. That feeling definitely sucks though. I’m praying for you, and this study helps give you some clarity.

  89. Paige B says:

    Praying for you. I have a one year old, and I know how difficult the post-partum experience can be to begin with. This season of doubt isn’t permanent, and I’ve found whenever I’ve felt this way, it’s because I was on the brink of something amazing, and Satan wanted to bring me down a peg with making me doubt my beliefs. God sees you and your beautiful baby, he loves you.

  90. Megan Wilson says:

    I have two young girls. Fear lately that I may not get to watch them grow cripples me and almost brings me to my knees. I feel so fortunate and blessed beyond what I deserve that I am afraid it will all be taken away, and I know that it can be. I pray this devotional will help me overcome these fears and trust in our Lord and Savior more.

  91. Alxis Brewders says:

    Since giving birth 4 months ago, this doubt that somehow we’ve got it wrong and God isn’t real, has come out of no where and stuck around. It’s created such crippling fear in my heart and feels like it’s robbed so much joy from this season. Praying this study speaks to my heart. Would love some prayers from anyone who sees this as well❤️

  92. Alexa Drury says:

    31 What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? – Romans 8:31

  93. Brianna Duren says:

    I’m very excited to start this devotional.

  94. mykey morgan says:

    19 We love because he first loved us. – 1 John 4:19

  95. Anna none says:

    38 For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 8:38-39

  96. Addie Brockmeyer says:

    This is gonna be good. My anxious mama heart needs this.

  97. Areli Hernandez says:

    Looking forward to this plan, thankful to the Lord for His faithfulness!

  98. Ellie Firth says:

    Hi Caitlin, me too! Praying He uses this powerfully for both of us.

  99. Ellie Firth says:

    So incredibly grateful for this reminder today! I can live free of fear because He is my rock, unchanging and trustworthy always. ❤️

  100. Candi SimpsonGrubbs says:

    God knew in our humanity that we would struggle with fear and he gives us commands backed up with promises throughout scripture.

  101. casey oliver says:

    i’m excited about this ❤️

  102. Chelsea Stein says:

    My anxiety has been through the roof lately. Need this so much ♥️

  103. Jessica Whalum says:

    He has not given us a spirit of fear!!!

  104. maddie brown says:

    16 So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him. – 1 John 4:16

  105. Catherine Wright says:

    “For I the Lord your God, hold your right hand; it is I who say to you, “Fear not, I am the one who helps you.” Isaiah 41:13

  106. elsa posten says:

    God is with us through it all!

  107. Courtney Howard says:

    19 We love because he first loved us. – 1 John 4:19

  108. Hannah Davis says:

    So much comfort in 2 Timothy 1:7

  109. Aleece Andrews says:

    Our God is greater then any fear and I pray that this will help me with my fears and anxiety that I have been facing recently

  110. courtney davidson says:

    Isaiah 41:10. I read this 1 verse every day!

  111. courtney davidson says:

    You are so correct! Our God is greater than any fear we have or encounter!

  112. Kendall Degerstrom says:

    I really like 1 John. Also, one of my favorite verses is John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and not be afraid.

  113. Kristin Olesen says:

    God is more powerful than anything happening on earth.

  114. Lisa Barbosa says:

    Fear looks to isolate us and have us focus on our fears instead of God. We need to get into what the Bible says about fear and let God give us peace as only He can.

  115. Joy Rose says:

    In light of the world around us, I find myself quick to fall into anxiety and fear. Need to lean into the only One who can give me true peace!

  116. Leah Tenkate says:

    Hoping this will help with my anxiety.

  117. Catyler Steele says:

    Definitely so much fear in our world – I love that our God is realistic and knows this, and does not condemn us – He encourages us and shows us how to overcome it.

  118. Phura Sherpa says:

    Hoping this plan will take out some dark stuff I was carrying along.

  119. Cindy Wilkinson says:

    Needing this so much lately. My youngest and less mature son than most kids his age is dying to be independent, but he is not ready for the real world, needs more strength to be girded up with truth of Christ, who he is in Christ… but really needs to experience the real world to learn. This has created so much anxiety as he is moving away for trade school (not traditional in any manner) in September, just 3 short months. My anxiety is turning into frustration and anger.

  120. Aly Frey says:

    Looking forward to covering my heart in truth to combat the fears within ❤️

  121. Lauren Traver says:

    Been needing this word more than ever lately. Praise God!❤️

  122. Joy Perkey says:

    Fear so often separates me from doing something I sense my spirit wants to do. But in the physical I’m paralyzed sometimes by small things in comparison to my God! And that is so frustrating. I pray during this I’m able to face those fears and turn towards his powerful love and rest in his love ❤️

  123. Lauren Roberts says:

    We moved out of state for my husband’s job about 6 years ago, hours away from family, and the best advice that I can give you is to ask God to lead you to the church that he has waiting for you there. Find that church and you will find “family”! Ironically, the church that we found is called Family Naz. Give it time and lots of prayer and before you know it, it will start feeling more like home.♥️

  124. Julie Waldvogel says:

    Just such wonderful assurances ahead! Can’t wait!

  125. Katie Hullett says:

    Just moved to a new city for my husbands job. We left my home town and I’m having a hard time with the transition. I’m fearful that I’m always going to resist out new home and miss out on things God has planned for us. Started this plan to help me through the fears I’m struggling with in this new season.

  126. Katie Hullett says:

    Just moved to a new city for my husbands job. We left my home town and I’m having a hard time with the transition. I’m fearful that I’m always going to resist out new home and miss out on things God has planned for us.

  127. Elizabeth Brantley says:

    As I fear with life I know i shouldn’t fear because God will always be with me no matter the circumstances

  128. Carina Pinel says:

    I’m with you!! We can do this

  129. Rachel says:

    I am starting this reading plan 1 week after having my first baby. I am fearful of this new season as much as I am excited. The words of the study verses in Day 1 have really resonated with me. 2 Timothy 1:7: For God has not given us a spirit of fear but one of power, love and sound judgment. I will choose to make this my current motto for this season of my life. I pray that in working on letting fears go, I will be able to enjoy this season for what it is, an amazing new life with my husband and my baby :)

  130. Leslie Harris says:

    My family is dealing with many uncertainties right now due to some health issues with my husband and son. God lead me right to this study… HE has NEVER not taken care of me and my family. Yet I need to walk in his word specific to the topic of fear so that I can be reminded that he is with us right now. Thank you, Lord, for leading me to this study at this time.

  131. Savannah Day says:

    I struggle with health anxiety and lately it is so hard to not be fearful and truly trust God. I want to lay this down and let it go! It is draining me and holding me back from living the joy filled life I know is mine!

  132. Chrissy Thomason says:

    Fear takes hold of my anxiety and controls me daily. I am looking forward to completing this over the next few weeks and growing myself to not let fear take me over ❤️

  133. Jen Beck says:

    Fear plays such a big part in my life. I trust the Lord, but sometimes its hard when you only have a corner of the puzzle. So thankful i know God will never leave me or foresake me. He is gracious and merciful. It sometimes seems easier to fear life than have faith.

  134. Geraldine Tan says:

    The article was a very edifying read. I recall once, during a particularly trying season, a friend asked me if I trusted the LORD. I said, yes, but I was struggling. She replied, if you trust the LORD, then why are you worried or afraid? We can’t trust Him and fear the situation at the same time.” That made me selah and gave me food for thought. :) I recall it whenever I struggle with my anxieties.

  135. Christina Stepanyan says:

    ❤️

  136. Sierrah Kimball says:

    I’m excited to be starting this plan when anxiety, fear of disappointment and some difficult decisions are at the forefront of my life. Just needing that extra little nudge and I am Hoping this plan and his guidance will help balance me out and shed some light on my path.

  137. Allison Bernstein says:

    Praying for you. Praying that the peace reigns in your heart. Praying that the God of all comfort walks with you today as you approach the difficult situation.

  138. Elizabeth Sasser says:

    This is the start of a new life for me. Fear will no longer control my life

  139. Debbie Kim says:

    5/2/22 if there’s anyone who is being called to pray today for a stranger, please pray for me. Pray that peace will reign in my heart especially at 2:45pm PST I have a very difficult meeting. Thank you ❤️❤️

  140. Kadie Booth says:

    I am transitioning positions at work and have been feeling anxious/overwhelmed. I am holding on to God’s love and peace, and letting fear fall to the wayside.

  141. avery langwell says:

    so good

  142. Emily Skaggs says:

    I’m starting a new job in youth ministry next week and the enemy has been throwing fears at me left and right. So excited to start this plan during the first few weeks of my job so I can be reminded of the truth of the Gospel

  143. Samantha Estrella says:

    Wonderful

  144. Desiree Tanner says:

    Fear has been in my life living in every decision I face. I want to change how I perceive fear and trust in Him.

  145. Christine Reyes says:

    When fear is present even when it’s hard to focus and shake off the weight, the very best thing that soothes this chaos of waves out is the truth. I feel much more comfortable telling God what’s scaring me and how much I need Him. I love this reminder that I had to reread it over and over again: “We can live in the security and confidence of who God is, What He has done for us, who we are in Him, and what we are promised in Jesus. Our God remains the same, no matter what may come our way.” That is solid for us.

  146. Stephanie Schick says:

    I have a fear of failure and definitely suffer from imposter syndrome.

  147. Stephanie Schick says:

    My postpartum anxiety has recently worsened. I am almost 7 months postpartum but in a new and very demanding career as a Physician Assistant. And it is a strange time to be in healthcare right now with Covid and mask mandates falling but still required in clinics here.

  148. Amie Thomas says:

    Wow that was a great start to this reading. I have many times based too much of my actions from fear of “something”.

  149. Saralynn Chenault says:

    Fear has controlled me for most of my life. It has gotten even worse in the last few years due to an awful circumstance. Let’s all be praying for each other to be free from the bandage of fear and to dwell in the hope that Christ lives within us!!

  150. alicia hernandez says:

    Hello hope you are well. Ive had to sell my home because of community violence. I’m currently living with my parents because i cannot afford to buy in a safer neighborhood in this market. This situation led me here. I hope you are well and have found a new and better home.

  151. Hope Wood says:

    ❤️

  152. Linda Madu says:

    For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and sound mind..

  153. Maci Sims says:

    ❤️

  154. Miriam Randall says:

    ❤️

  155. Kat Getz says:

    >f I focus on Jesus I’m not as fearful.

  156. Madelyn Woltjer says:

    Fear of test results. I have been here before and God brought me through it. For some reason I still am fearful and anxious at what’s to come

  157. McKenna Deardurff says:

    I struggle with fear more than I would like to admit. I struggle with everything and it hurts me day to day.

  158. Jejo Bontigao says:

    Fear of failure, fear of unsuccessful ness, fear of being unable to live out my dreams and not being able to see the Lord’s plan I for me.

    Anxiety and fear has been so great within me. Friends, I release my fear today. My Lord’s unfailing love, strength and protection is with us.

  159. Jejo Bontigao says:

    Fear of failure, fear of unsuccessful ness, fear of being unable to live out my dreams and not being able to see the Lord’s plan for me.

  160. Jamie LaFuze says:

    Sitting with the reminder that overcoming fear means sitting with God more and more, learning His ways, and not judging my self for the fears I hold.

  161. Mevis Ong says:

    Always in fear of being unsettled and single for life. I’m leaving everything to god.. ❤️ I will overcome my fear and have the courage to love again

  162. Sarai Medrano says:

    ❤️

  163. Samantha Crocker says:

    ♥️

  164. Hilary McClain says:

    Good reading for me in my life right now. Everything feels like quick sand except for God!

  165. Gracie Baker says:

    ❤️❤️

  166. Julie Palmer says:

    ❤️

  167. Cortnie Draper says:

    ❤️

  168. Rebecca Claycomb says:

    ❤️

  169. Kait Dills says:

    I struggle with social anxiety/fear of others judgement. But God is the one true Judge and he loves me!

  170. K Veldman says:

    ❤️

  171. Amanda Lynn says:

    I needed this!! Fear can be such a heavy burden. I know this. Loved this reading today ♥️

  172. Elyse Stephens says:

    Starting this study in the midst of transition. I’m afraid of being unsettled and not having control over all these changes. Praise God for the timing of this.

  173. Elyse Stephens says:

    Enjoy! These are sweet days. ♥️

  174. Savannah Day says:

    ❤️

  175. Lilly Stover says:

    So good!

  176. Sonja Foreman says:

    ❤️

  177. Miryam Berkelaar says:

    ❤️

  178. Abigail Glore says:

    Also starting this study but 4 weeks after having my first baby! Currently 4am and she’s wide awake but content on my chest, so what better time to start a study than while rocking your baby back to sleep

  179. Winnie Monk says:

    ❤️

  180. Haley Atchley says:

    ❤️

  181. Kristen Porter says:

    ❤️

  182. Erin Biggart says:

    Praying for healing!

  183. K Veldman says:

    Thank you for this!!

  184. Sarah Forbes says:

    Hey Lauren! I am in the exact same situation. God has been teaching me to Rest and keeps telling me that He is healing me of fear. Thanks for sharing. It’s encouraging to find someone in a similar situation

  185. Sarah Forbes says:

    Hey Lauren! I am in the exact same situation. God has been teaching me to Rest and keeps telling me He is healing me

  186. Sarah Forbes says:

    Hey Lauren! I am in the exact same situation. God has been teaching me to

  187. Amber T says:

    Amen

  188. Emma King says:

    Just starting this study 4 weeks after having my 3rd child, despite it sitting on my bookshelf for weeks. God’s timing is impeccable.

  189. Lauren Prior says:

    I’m a nicu nurse! Praying for you. Stay strong ❤️

  190. Lauren Prior says:

    This study caught my attention on the podcast. Going through a lot of transitions in my life. Most importantly healing and not letting my fears control me.

  191. Madison Ebnit says:

    ❤️

  192. Adena Hanrahan says:

    ❤️

  193. dabria mong says:

    mine too!

  194. Amber Candis says:

    ❤️

  195. Emily Gilmore says:

    ❤️

  196. Kayla LaCasse says:

    Poor health is my fear!

  197. Hannah Archambault says:

  198. cassandra lance says:

    ❤️

  199. Morgan Harris says:

    I am in the midst of working through healing from betrayal trauma at the hands of my adulterous spouse with a long history of sex porn addiction. I feel like I live in fear every day… fear I am making the wrong decision in trying to work toward healing, fear of shame should others find out, the fear of him slipping up and hurting me all over again.
    I want to be able wrangle these fears and not let them consume me.

  200. lilly roach says:

    ❤️

  201. Lauren T says:

    I remember having a lot of anxiety regarding college and college decisions. I’m 7 years out of college and looking back, God lovingly guided me through. I had to make decisions in faith that He’d be with me, and He was!

  202. Justine Borchard says:

    ❤️

  203. Alex Gardner says:

    ❤️

  204. lilly roach says:

    I’ve been feeling a lot of guilt surrounding consistent worrying lately and I think this devo is definitely going to help a lot:)))

  205. Latoyia Clark says:

    As I continue my journey with God I ask for a short prayer of guidance teach me to not to fear and God lead me in your footsteps ❤️

  206. Hannah Storay says:

    ❤️

  207. Karina Belyy says:

    Do not fear ❤️

  208. Carolina Peterman says:

    What an encouragement of life and love!

  209. Rachel Arrowood says:

    ♥️

  210. Lily Stadtmiller says:

    I randomly chose this devo because I wanted to be in the word more. However with college decisions around the corner and my constant anxiety about the future and where I will be going, this seems like the perfect fit. God always lines things up like that, it’s really cool

  211. Valentina Jordan says:

    ❤️

  212. Joy Rediger says:

    Thankful God led me to this study. Perfect timing.

  213. Amber Sherman says:

    Thankful to have started this devotional and excited to see where it takes me.

  214. Amber Sherman says:

    This was a great way to start this devotional off.

  215. Nicole Pares says:

    Love!

  216. Tabatha Grace says:

    Needed this today. Amen

  217. Kryslynn Lewis says:

    ❤️

  218. Leah Albright says:

    Amen ♥️ be blessed!

  219. Victoria Vest says:

    2 Timothy 1:7 has become my life verse and reminds me every day on how God saved, and is still saving me, from my fear of the unknown

  220. Emma Wolford says:

    I’m afraid of financial instability. I live in a very expensive city and don’t make a lot of money, so I’m scared of what it would mean for me if I didn’t get me daily bread. But the Lord has provided and continues to provide, and for that I am forever grateful! God is good. Even when I’m afraid and it’s hard to feel His goodness, I know He’s there!

  221. Zoey Hamilton says:

    recently realized i’ve lessened my relationship with Christ and didn’t want to tell my parents because they’ll be ashamed. definitely the thing to go with.

  222. Emily Herring says:

    ❤️

  223. Ashlyn Haney says:

    I am struggling with fear of losing family members from sicknesses they are facing. My Dad is under care for what the doctor says has “many qualities of cancer” but I’m here to say that I’m not letting fear overtake my heart. Jesus did not die on that cross for me to fear. He’s got my Dad. I know it. He will be healed in the name of Jesus. Please pray if you see this!!! Letting go of this weight. This devotion was needed. Thank you Lord.

  224. Ashlyn Haney says:

    I am struggling with fear of losing family members from sicknesses they are facing. My Dad is under care for what the doctor says has “many circumstances of cancer” but I’m

  225. Ashlyn Haney says:

    I feel the same!!

  226. Sashurna Caesar says:

    ♥️

  227. Leandria Walker says:

    As I face a new workweek, I’m tempted to fear the challenges that may lie ahead. But this is an encouraging reminder of the Lord’s promise to help and strengthen me.

  228. Averie McCloskey says:

    I struggle with loneliness and feeling unworthy of love. This made me feel like God is here for me and I shall not fear for my future because he will provide.

  229. Kaitlyn Phillips says:

    wow

  230. Courtney Aspinall says:

    Such a good reminder

  231. Silvia Ly says:

    Im starting this plan because I’ve recently realized I have a great fear of facing unresolved emotional trauma in my life. But this is me taking the steps to be in the Word more often and be reminded that God has already won this battle. “Perfect love drives out fear.”

  232. Kate Shem says:

    ❤️

  233. Briley Newberry says:

    This is so amazing. Lately I have been struggling so much with fear and anxiety or uncertainty, this is the second time I have seen someone post this on two different platforms this morning and it reminds me that all these fears aren’t from the lord and to trust that his will is way better than I could have ever imagined.

  234. Kaitlyn Homan says:

    I am planning on furthering my talent at a D1 school. With tryouts at the end of April, I was already hitting a huge “fear moment” in my life. And then, I broke my foot. I am using this program to build my faith in God’s plan for me. He knows what He is doing, and I will trust in that.

  235. Kelsey Nehring says:

    God is so good!

  236. Leslie Gray says:

    A great reminder

  237. Janet Clark says:

    I remind myself that fear is not from God but from our adversary, and he is a liar. Blessings to all

  238. Janet Clark says:

    I remind myself that fear is not from God but from our adversary, and he is a liar

  239. Sarah Isbell says:

    So excited to get started on this! I struggle with anxiety, fear of the future and things of the pasta that might taunt me.

  240. LuAnn Mink-Alford says:

    I can relate. I struggle with anxiety and feelings of uncertainty. I pray for God’s peace, favor, and restoration in my life and yours.

  241. Debbie Wilson says:

    Thank you for the reminder.

  242. Patricia Suarez says:

    Amen. God is Good

  243. Erin Glowney says:

    ❤️

  244. Erin Glowney says:

    .

  245. Ashlyn Davis says:

    I feel like I have fear daily because of my anxiety. But God wants us to trust not fear, my prayer for myself is to trust God.

  246. Jordan Saucedo says:

    Was just talking to a friend about fear and stress yesterday, what a great full circle. Needed to read this very much.

  247. Olivia Mills says:

    ❤️

  248. Rachel Badgett says:

    7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of POWER and LOVE and SELF-CONTROL. – 2 Timothy 1:7 AMEN! God let this be my spirit this week.

  249. Tamya Skinner says:

    Amen❤️

  250. Haley Burchett says:

    I’ve recently been told my house is being sold (I’m currently renting). Owner isn’t willing to do contract for deed and we’ve made a lot (A LOT) of modifications to this house, planning to purchase it someday. My husband and I are self employed and no one will give us a mortgage without W-2s. We have to be out in a month and we are currently seeking God on what’s next. We were also given similar news on the professional side. My dance company is looking at rent getting tripled in a space where we are constantly abused, neglected, and disrespected. We don’t want to be in this space anymore and I believe it’s God’s plan to deliver us, I just don’t know how it will happen and we definitely can’t afford our rent to triple.
    I downloaded this app because I believe my prayers aren’t filled with as much power if they aren’t fueled by the Word. May God help me to lean into him and trust in him, not in my own understanding. Frankly I feel I’m being punished due to all the things that have gone on the last year or so but I know that’s the enemy lying to me. I’m trying to strengthen my faith even though things don’t seem to be getting any better….. yet. God is saying, “not yet” even though he’s already made the plan. So. I must have faith and wait on him. It’s hard to let go and trust that you’re doing enough as a human being to advance, you can’t just lay around and expect God to work miracles if you’re not willing to make decisions and be strong. I’m really at a point where I feel like I don’t know anything… I need the full armor of God and I need to put my trust in him. Anyway. I’m sure everyone can relate to my situation and how scary the unknowns can be. I pray God furnishes my home personally and my home professionally and that it is according to his will and purpose for my life.

  251. K L says:

    Praying ❤️

  252. Teresa Fowler says:

    Ok times of grate and uncertainty it is ready it is ready for me to revert back to the let me find the solution for this issue. However God already had the answer for whatever situation we find ourselves in just need to be obedient. While reading today’s lesson it was confirmation of God being with me and for me. Most of the scriptures I read everyday so I say thank you Lord for leading me to this study

  253. Stephanie Rhiannon says:

    ❤️ never give up, God has it!

  254. Ashley Williams says:

    Being a young adult prevails many opportunities where fear is present, however in the eyes of God himself nothing is impossible and he makes sure that we know we are not alone

  255. C Gibson says:

    ❤️

  256. Miranda Whaite says:

    ❤️

  257. Brittany Pemberton says:

    ♥️

  258. Heather Burgess says:

    Just prayed and will again! Anxiety is so crippling and I pray the peace of Jesus over you! I pray for rest and a sound mind! In Jesus’ name!

  259. Oluwatemilorun Adewuyi says:

    May God direct your path, may he help you make the right choice

  260. Oluwatemilorun Adewuyi says:

    May God direct your path, may he help

  261. Aubree Cutz says:

    I’m in a season of a lot of fear of unknown, uncertainty, and it feels really depressing and makes me apathetic a lot of the time. I’m prayerful to dive in to God’s word and to be reminded of who he is.

  262. Cheryl Calitis says:

    ♥️

  263. Heather Burgess says:

    I need this study terribly. I always speak of how much I trust God, but do I really? Little things make
    me fearful as well as big things. I must stop fearing the y known, because my God is already there! Please help me pray for peace over a job offer. I am conflicted on whether to take it or not. I want to make the right decision.

  264. Heather Burgess says:

    I need this study terribly. I always speak of how much I trust God, but do I really? Little things make

  265. April says:

    I used to be an avid SRT reader, but I’ve let life get in the way and haven’t made time for The Word as I used to. For the past month, however, I’ve been experiencing debilitating panic attacks almost daily. It is currently 5 am on Feb. 22 and I’ve wrestled with insomnia and panic all night. I’ve been praying so hard this past month and I know that God is here with me, but sometimes it feels impossible not to let the fear creep in until it becomes crippling. Because I can’t sleep, I turned to an old comfort- the SRT website. And what do I discover is the current reading plan? Do. Not. Fear. How amazing! He never fails to show us what we need in His Word. Please pray for me, sisters, that I find a way back to peace, health, and wholeness. Bless you all!

  266. Michelle Donahe says:

  267. Felicia Banks says:

    It has become so easy to be consumed by fear, disguised as worry, disguised as concern, disguised as love. Especially as a mother, I often fear the worst. Praying for rest in The Lord and be able to live and love without fear.

  268. Jessie Anderson says:

    .

  269. Kaye says:

    I’ve just ordered this plan. I understand the “verse bandaid,” I’ve been on both the giving and receiving end. I work in healthcare, and the past two years have brought great fear and stress into so many that I work with, including me. Finding my ground and my faith again has been tuff, and I want to be hopeful for the future. I do not wish to be FEARFUL any longer.

  270. Cristina Sagardia says:

    I just got started today. Looking forward to getting the book and going to the beginning. I am cripple by fears so much of my life. It’s a freedom I yearn to have and learn to master!

  271. Kelsey Hasse says:

    Oh that we can rest in Him today.

  272. Lindsey Osterhaven says:

    Thank you for this reminder❤️. God is with us-consistent, faithful, and ever present.

  273. Cher Priestley says:

    Proud of you for turning to God’s truth and trusting the community with your story. I pray you find peace.

  274. Cher Priestley says:

    I am nervous to go on this journey. As some one who has battled anxiety and fear, this area is often an area of shame. Often we don’t respond well to someone struggling with fear. We slap a “verse” bandaid and walk away thinking we helped, and leaving the person with shame as the fear still lives in them. This has happened so much in my life that I have become calloused to the topic. But I am nervously eager to learn these truths

  275. Forest Richardson says:

    I fear my dad’s death. He is in the hospital right now. This is a great reminder for me that the Lord promises peace & love & hope through all things.

  276. Greta Layson says:

    This really resonates with me. I have suffered from anxiety and mental health issues for the vast majority of my life. So much so that NOT being anxious seems foreign to me. It has wreaked havoc on my health and relationships and my overall outlook on life. I hope this journey will help me to be free from it.

  277. Katie Laycock says:

    Loved reading this. I have struggled with my faith in the past and I am trying to find my way again. Thank you for having me on this journey.

  278. Brytni Owen says:

    ❤️

  279. Mary Thicksten says:

    ❤️

  280. Marsha Gresham says:

    Loving this study!

  281. Lorie Hale says:

    Thank you Tami! I appreciate the encouragement and the offer for me to reach out! I don’t know anyone personally that is a military mother so having someone to talk to and pray with would be a blessing for me ❤️

  282. Heather Ablondi says:

    Loved this reminder.

  283. Cassondra Mitchell says:

    God’s perfect love is all I need to cast away my fears! ❤️

  284. Jel Decena says:

    I’ve always suffered from anxiety and had a mental crisis 3 years ago that changed my whole world. God has been showing me and releasing me from the bondage of my anxiety since then. I cannot believe the things I’ve done in the last 3 years so many of which was a firm “no” or impossible for me to do or give up. It’s crazy that I still struggle with surrender. I guess the more functional I am… and have more control of my anxiety and depression… it’s no longer debilitating. I’m wanting to hoard control again, to be able to do more and to be more. I know God doesn’t condemn me but I do. Fear and shame has been the driving force of my life since I was a child… I know God wants to change that.

  285. Julia Groeneweg says:

    For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with fear in my life. Even though I am not officially diagnosed, I have every symptom of social anxiety disorder. I would get so fearful of talking to people and being the center of attention that I would physically have trouble breathing and would sweat and have uncontrollable shaking before any social event.
    But in the last couple years I have seen God absolutely destroy my fear. I can now walk into any social situation that would have terrified me a couple years ago and have so much peace because I know where my confidence comes from!
    I still struggle with fear in my day to day life but I know God is faithful and I always can go to him with it!

  286. Julia Groeneweg says:

    For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with fear in my life. Even though I am not officially diagnosed, I have every symptom of social anxiety disorder. I would get so fearful of talking to people and being the center of attention that I would physically have trouble breathing and would sweat and have uncontrollable shaking before any social event.
    But in the last couple years I have seen God absolutely destroy my fear. I can now walk into any social situation that would have terrified me a couple years ago and have so much peace because I know where my confidence comes from!

  287. Julia Groeneweg says:

    For as long as I can remember, I have struggled with fear in my life. Even though I am not officially diagnosed, I have every symptom of social anxiety disorder. I would get so fearful of talking to people and being the center of attention that I would physically have trouble breathing and would sweat and have uncontrollable shaking before any social event.

  288. Julie Scholten says:

    This plan is exactly what I needed right now! ❤️

  289. Lisbet Trinidad says:

    amen!

  290. Nedja Wallace says:

    I so very much needed this devotional! I have severe anxiety (sometimes with agoraphobic tendencies) and God has been walking me through understanding my traumatic past. In the process I have learned that I have not fully been able to trust God with my whole heart. I am hoping and praying that I will learn to trust God fully. Thank you for providing this devotional and the podcast with it! Love to all who read this ❤️

  291. Kylah Hammack says:

    ❤️

  292. Chelsee Berryman says:

    !

  293. J S says:

    I struggle deeply with a fear of abandonment and rejection of those closest to me. One of those being God himself. Prayers I pray in faith that go unanswered for years are just reminders of that fear and questions if God is good. It’s caused depression and anxiety. Fear that God won’t show up in the times I desperately need him.

  294. Tania Poharama says:

    Fear has always tried to be my companion he is sneaky and hard to get rid of. But I’m encouraged by your stories ladies and thrilled that I’m not alone in this fight. The hardest part for me is letting God fight my battles for me..

  295. Erin Wright says:

    Fear can be debilitating. As a single christian woman, with a strong desire for marriage and a family, but that has not been an option for me yet. It’s terrifying to think that it might never happen for me. I need to come to truly accept and appreciate that God’s will for my life is far greater than anything I can imagine

  296. Michele Tully says:

    I am interested to see what it is that I actually fear. I have been laid off multiple times during my career. I ran for years. Possibly one of the reasons that I loved it was that nobody could take my job away other than me. I’m now back in a corporate setting and even though I am thriving, there is a constant sense of will I get fired in the back of my mind. I’m curious if that can finally be released

  297. Tami Thimm says:

    Laurie we military mama’s need to stick together! I will keep you and your family in my prayers! Thank your son for his service! If Air Force boot camp,is anything like the Navy’s, the first 6 weeks are the toughest because you don’t hear from them. Once the letters and phone calls start arriving it gets better. Then the next thing you know, they are graduating. Please feel free to reach out, no one can truly understand unless they have gone through it themselves. I do hope this study helps the both of us!❤️

  298. Jenny Chavarin says:

    What a perfect time to join. My husband and I have been desiring to have kids, but we’ve had so many excuses as to why we haven’t had any yet. To be honest or marriage was falling until God reminded us why he put us together. I had been in fear about what will come about our ability to have kids and our marriage and on top of that caring for elderly parents also had its own set of fears. I’m turning 30 in I week and a lot has happened recently. I really need God in my life.

  299. Karsen Mayo says:

    Wow

  300. Rebecca Faith says:

    Perfect love drives out fear and we love because He loved us first ❤️

  301. Lorie Hale says:

    Thank you for your post Tami! My son is leaving for Air Force Boot Camp next month and I am experiencing the same things. I start crying randomly from the thought of not talking to him and the fear of where he will go and what he will go through. That is one reason I have started this plan, to try and get this fear under control and strengthen my trust that God has him in the palm of his hand. I am also expecting my first grandchild, but in July. I will be praying for you and that this study helps both of us during this next season of our lives ❤️

  302. Jennifer Ficklen says:

    ❤️

  303. Sheila Doherty says:

    I am a mom of 4, 2 in college & 2 in high school. This is a daily struggle even now. Every day I must remember that my children gifts from God & that He loves them vastly more than even I do. And each day I must give my children back to Him & trust that he has them in His hands.

  304. Amanda Jeans says:

    ❤️

  305. Rachel Manning says:

    ♥️

  306. Hannah Mulder says:

    ❤️

  307. Alexis Gray says:

    I feel this. ❤️

  308. Tami Thimm says:

    I have been so excited for this since I first saw the title. My son is in the Navy and will be heading out on his first deployment in April. I have known this was coming, but have kept it buried. As it approaches I find myself crying, moody, irritable and withdrawn. I fear this world we are living in and what it will be for not only my children, but my grandkids (the first grandchild is arriving in June!) I fear not being good enough….wife, friend, mom, co-worker, supervisor. I am looking forward to immersing myself in this Study and the Bible to help me stay calm when my mind and heart start a aching.

  309. Lauren Myers says:

    Mother of a 7 month old here, and I feel the same fears! Fear that she will get hurt, and that it will be my fault. But as the scriptures say, the Lord is holding my right hand and I don’t have to fear. He is holding both of us!

  310. Tami Thimm says:

    Oh my gosh! I know exactly how you feel!

  311. Crystal Coetzee says:

    My daughter is 6 months old. I struggle with same fear. You aren’t alone, just thought I would let you know.

  312. Meghan Ashford says:

    If I am being honest, I am the mom of a 10 month old and daily I struggle between the fear of doing something wrong and remembering that she was His before she was ever mine!

  313. Gaile Noreen Boysillo says:

    i love this!

  314. Destiny Cobb says:

    My mother ran from the lord 10 years ago and I have never stopped praying but it’s draining and I am fearful she is too far gone. She’s in jail now and it’s rough

  315. Martha Echandy says:

    Hi Beverly. Prayed for your daughter and grandkids. May the Lord protect them and provide all needs as she raises her eyes to Him. He is our refuge and stronghold.

  316. Nicole Bobo says:

    I really like 1 John too. It feels good to be loved. And to feel love. It also gives us a little wisdom at the same time… As the Bible always does… ❤️❤️❤️

  317. Brianna Baxter says:

    ❤️

  318. Abbie Merhoff says:

    1 John is so rich! I love when it says “There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out all fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. WE LOVE BECAUSE HE FIRST LOVED US!”

  319. Sabrina Xuereb says:

    I fear what others think too much. Praying God gives me more boldness.

  320. Naomi Christner says:

    ❤️

  321. Rachel says:

    Going through the process of grief, as my father has passed away from cancer last year.. satan has attacked me on all sides with fear, thank you for doing this study about fear. I’m very grateful that Jesus has blessed this ministry!

  322. Nan says:

    Praying for both of you Catherine

  323. Tori Handel says:

  324. Angelique Uribe says:

    Amen!!

  325. Beth Buckner says:

    I love the writers of SRT. They point to Christ – not to the you should’ve and work harder. Gospel centric and reminders of who we are in Christ and whose we are in Christ- that the Spirit is at work on our afflictions – interceding on our behalf to God the Father and of our hope. Why on earth anyone would do life without Jesus is beyond me. May we all rejoice in the hope of our calling and in these beautiful writers that The Lord gives us to minister to us. May God continue to bless SRT and it’s outreach.

  326. Catherine Cardenas says:

    I fear my pain n suffering will drive my husband away.

  327. Nichole Hobson says:

    Very necessary for me.

  328. Karen Mathre says:

    Amen

  329. Alicia Fontenette says:

    I needed this!

  330. Terri Baldwin says:

    ❤️

  331. Terri Baldwin says:

    Trust in the Lord with all your heart, do not rely on your own understanding…….

  332. Terri Baldwin says:

    I fear conflict and people not liking me.

  333. Kaycee Geeding says:

    I feel this so strongly too.

  334. Kaydee Alexander says:

    Amen ❤️

  335. Aroea Knox says:

    Fear can be so subtle

  336. Sara Terry says:

    I fear conflict, and a lifetime of avoiding conflict has resulted in my absorbing other people’s opinions as my own to the point that I don’t really know who I am. I think part of me fears the process of “ discovering me” in case people don’t like the “real me”

  337. Nicole says:

    I am so excited about this command! So often the church, as a whole, overlooks the commands to not fear. I am so excited about this reading plan. I struggle quite a bit with fear, although I tend to call it by other names (anxiety, worry, hormones, a bad day). I honestly struggle with the fear of feeling inadequate and the fear of living a meaningless, not purposeful life.

  338. Jamie Mocaby says:

    Amen

  339. Natalie Echavarria says:

    Wow! I needed this. My fiancé & I wanted to be faithful in the lord waiting to share are union before God.
    We have seen Gods hand beautifully seen through the process but Fear creeps in about finances and it can definitely overcome you. This passage is something I really NEEDED.

  340. Natalie Echavarria says:

    Wow! I needed this. My fiancé & I wanted to be faithful in the lord waiting to share are union before God.

  341. Theresa Comiskey says:

    We take for granted just how merciful our God is. Everything thing we have is within us from God. I pray every woman (person) doing this plan be fearless in their walk with God. May your fearlessness be seen through your spirit that people ask “Who is that?” “How is she so fearless?!” May everything you learn be exemplified through you so people can see that is God.

  342. Mandi O’Loughlin says:

    I fear rejection. I fear embarrassment. Both sometimes go hand in hand for me. I look forward to this study.

  343. Anne S says:

    Like so many of you, I’m really looking forward to this study. I have struggled with anxiety for 20 to 30 years now. It comes and goes.

    My therapist and I were just talking today about many of my anxieties being about future fears. We talked about how I can use the experiences I’ve been through to have the resources and skills to weather any of those future fears that might come true.

    And, of course, the biggest part of it is for me to remember all of God’s promises to be with me, to strengthen me, and to help me. I’m not doing any of it alone.

    I’m really ready for this study. I pray that it brings us all closer to God and helps us rely on our faith and trust in Him.

  344. Kaci M says:

    Super excited to start this study! My biggest fear is not currently feeling love for Jesus. I know this is a lie but my emotions just aren’t following. Any prayers would be appreciated. I don’t want to hide and distract myself but run to the arms of the Lord

  345. Erin Mauk says:

    Praying right now for them ❤️

  346. Beverly Watley says:

    I’ve really searched myself and know that the only fear I do have is my youngest daughter and her being able to get her and her two children, my grandkids a place to live. You see they have lived with us since birth, her daughter is 17 years old today. Her son is 10 years old. My daughter is 41 and has never had her own place. She has moved into a shelter so that she’ll be able to get the help she needs for her and her children. She’s been the going on 4 months now, I thought she would have found a place by now but she’s waiting on the county to give her the benefits she needs. My daughter is disabled because of two back surgeries she had 5 years ago. She’s not able to work anymore because they didn’t do the surgery correctly so they are telling her she needs to have the surgery again and she’s not wanting to do that. I’m going on and on, I don’t normally tell people my fears but I felt compelled to do it for prayer for my daughter and grandbabies, they are very good kids too. I appreciate anyone who’s reading this, will say a prayer for them? Thank you in advanced.

  347. Mattie Noble says:

    ❤️

  348. Brook Henry says:

    Fear can be from Past mistakes, we can’t dwell and fear on what is happened. Jesus don’t dwell on our past that causes fear so neither can we.

  349. Andrea Sulak says:

    Just joined and received my first subscription which is this bible study and I am so excited about my subscription box. Fear is hard to overcome but for me praying the rosary always calms me. It is kind of my spiritual mediation.

  350. Edith Arroyo says:

    This honestly came at a perfect time. I really need to step out of agreement with fear.

  351. Jennifer Berkey says:

    I’m so excited for this study. I’ve been working on my “fears” and I don’t have a word for the year but a mission; Faith over Fear. Once I changed my thoughts and attitude, I have been more content and at peace with choices I’m making and obeying God and his desires for me.

  352. Diana Miranda says:

    “Trust is the anecdote to fear” loved this!

  353. Crystal Johnson says:

    As usual, I feel like I was meant to hear this message during this season of my life. I’m looking forward to overcoming fear with the strength of the Lord and hope that it all brings him glory. ✨

  354. Joan Baine says:

    I am so happy to have you ladies on this journey together. It’s comforting to know we are all doing this as one and our faith will grow and strengthen with each day.

  355. Joan Baine says:

    I am so happy to have you ladies on this journey together. It’s comforting to know we are all doing this as one and our faith will grow every day!

  356. Charisma Douglass says:

    Fear will and can rob you of everything!!! I know with these past two years, fear has been at an all time high. I have been in fear of things that are meant to protect us. I have choices to make and I feel like God is leading me to to do what is right. I have to believe God’s word and lean on it!! It is all I know to do. I am glad to be here in this study to better learn God’s words and how to continue dealing with these feelings of uncertainty and fear.

  357. Linda Yager says:

    What amazes me is the Lord shows me his love when I need it.

  358. Patricia Stewart says:

    I love Is Isaiah 41:10. When I was going through trials from a toxic relationship and fighting the enemy of the Lord, I was given this verse to recite out loud and to place a hedge of protection with Gods word around myself and my family.

  359. Morgan Latham says:

    @Elevate Thank you for this!

  360. Jennifer Martin says:

    Apparently my comment from yesterday never posted, so here’s what I wanted to say: I really need this plan right now. I’ve been struggling with social anxiety for years now, and I’ve been more anxious than usual since I lost my Mom on January 20th. Praise God for His perfect timing

  361. Gina C says:

    So blessed to be walking in this study with you all. It’s also just on time for me as my mom just had a tumor removed from her stomach. Lots of unknowns as I help her recover from the surgery. But God knows and he’s with us!

  362. Sara Richburg says:

    I pray that we can live in the security and confidence of who Christ is and what He has done and will continue to do for us. I pray those little worldly seeds that are planted daily will not be watered and take root in our hearts.

  363. Shemieka Berry says:

    This is my very first Bible study with SRT and I am so glad I decided to do this study. It is needed in my life.

  364. Kayla S says:

    This study is right on time as God always is. We can live in insecurity or “in-the-security and confidence of who God is”. This an truly an area of my life that I need to seek God and obey. The world we live in loves to plant seeds of fear at every turn so lifting our eyes above the fog of fear is so essential.

  365. Dani Drews says:

    Thank you for the study! Needed to read this scripture today.

  366. Katie Littlepage says:

    Praying for you sweet mama!!! My heart is with you – I am a trained doula if you ever want to connect and talk through things, I am here for you!! [email protected]

  367. Nicole Spann says:

    This is my first Bible study with SRT and it’s perfect for me as fears and anxieties take so much of my happiness in life away. Even though I know all the things, trying to take the feeling away is too much for me alone. I’m praying that The Lord speaks to me so clearly about this and helps me to overcome this through this study.

  368. Shannon Lowry says:

    Praying for you Jessica welcome to SRT❤️

  369. Lizzy Butterfield says:

    I feel almost cocky saying that I can’t think of too many things I’m afraid of, I’m wondering if this study will confirm that for me or possibly unearth fears I may have buried deep inside. Either way, I’m excited for this study but also aware of the gravity of the topic. It’s a heavy one!

  370. Crystal Hauber says:

    Ok, so I keep messing that up!

  371. Crystal Hauber says:

    Pop…

  372. Crystal Hauber says:

    I signed up for a subscription a few months ago. God did I I needed this study right now. I’m in the middle of

  373. Jessica Sowa says:

    This is my first SRT study and I am just hoping to get out of it some resolve for grief and also the encouragement to live boldly for Christ so that others may come to him.

  374. Marcel Mendoza says:

    Fear has increasingly crippled me and I would be free.

  375. Laura G says:

    Whoops! Pressed “post” too early! This is my first study with SRT, and I pray that it will bring comfort and peace to all of us.

  376. Laura Gehmen says:

    Like so many here, this study comes at the right time do

  377. Kristen Martino says:

    Help me Heavenly Father to be less fearful and to put my faith and trust in you during hard times. Build me up to be strong and obedient to you oh God!!! Amen!

  378. Meagan Warlick says:

    I find that I worry over what the next day brings every night. I stay up for hours after my husband worrying over things that aren’t in my control and aren’t even possibilities but “what if’s”. I’m excited to start digging into the fears I don’t always address and tackling them with Scripture and truth! I’m ready to start living without fear of the the future!

  379. Amy Purdy says:

    I’m so excited about this study! I lost my momma in December and ever since I’ve felt lost and adrift. My anxiety is through the roof.

  380. Lindsey Luke says:

    My fear list focuses around my family. I have three earth children and one heaven child. Losing a child has brought a deep fear into my heart. It is always sitting there right below the surface and I hide it away for everyone. It’s been 4 years and I just need Gods help to bring that fear away. It’s not good for me or my family. So I look forward to reading more scripture and listening to God’s Word.

  381. Abbie Monjure says:

    So excited for this study to help with my anxiety!

  382. Lindsey Luke says:

    This study jumped out at me and I knew I needed to read/work through it. We lost our second child 6 days before her due date. Her heart just stopped beating. It was the worst experience I’ve ever gone through and still silently struggle with today. We’ve had two more healthy child since, but the fear of loosing another child never leaves. I always feel like I’m holding my breath. God always has a plan and truly his love and strength has been the only thing that has kept me moving forward. So I will pray that when the time is right, you’ll feel his strength and that crippling feeling will lessen, but I don’t know if it ever fully goes away. Sending prayers and love to you.

  383. Abbie Monjure says:

    Fear and anxiety. I feel like the too are interchangeable for me! Worried about what will happen with xyz. Hopefully this study can help me let go some of this crippling anxiety!

  384. Pearce Sloan says:

    As I started writing in this devotional I found myself pouring out what even I didn’t realize my deepest fear was-being unloved. Very much looking forward to diving into scripture on this.

  385. M K says:

    This is a perfect tool. Thank you Churchmouse!

  386. Amy Williams says:

    I am looking forward to this study. I have struggled in the area of fear and have been afraid to address it. Mostly because it is painful!

  387. M K says:

    I am happy you are here. Thank you for being so open and vulnerable. We lost our only son at 18 weeks. I’m normally pretty quiet in here but then someone like you speaks to my heart just as God intended. Your feelings are valid and I want to thank you for sharing them. Fear of trying again, fear of losing again is crippling to me. Giving that control over to God is hard for me too. I’m sorry for your loss. I know I don’t know you but if you haven’t heard this today I love you and I’ll pray for you and your family. I am happy you are here Erica.

  388. Darcj Jones says:

    This is my first study with this program. I’ve done Bible in a Year for the last two years. I’m looking forward to what I will learn and positive interactions with fellow Christian women

  389. Arnesia Calk says:

    This message is right on time in my life!❤️

  390. April Deason says:

    This study is something I’ve been needing. So much encouragement in these passages, yet also eye opening to confront my own fears and to dig deep into things.

  391. Chelsea Soileau says:

    My first study! Im so excited for this. This topic of plan is exactly what I need

  392. Adrienne says:

    Oops… I thought I stayed away from the enter key, but I guess I didn’t! My post posted about halfway through. The rest will be coming…

  393. Adrienne says:

    So. Much. Anxiety! Will be praying about that, my sisters. Does anyone else get goosebumps, when reading Isaiah 43:1.

  394. Alicea Bingham says:

    ❤️

  395. Camden Pigg says:

    This plan is good timing as I am awaiting the birth of my second child any day now and battling many fears, worries, and anxieties about childbirth because of my previous experience. Please pray that I will not fear but have faith in God!

  396. Shanna Brannan says:

    So glad I am finally doing this! I’ve been waiting to get more involved with The Lord and his messages. Replacing social media with this study. I can’t wait to see how God will work in all of us for the next 21 days. Praying all of you sweet humans have a blessed week and you will get on a more intimate level with him!

  397. Shanna Brannan says:

    So glad I am finally doing this! I’ve been waiting to get more involved with The Lord and his messages. Replacing social media with this

  398. Allison Eller says:

    It’s good to be back on track with these studies.

  399. Becca Diedrich says:

    Praying for your son and for healing! And also for you to know that Jesus living in you is enough for you to show your son how to lean on Jesus though the hard times. My heart hurts for your mama’s heart! I will be praying for you.

  400. Becca Diedrich says:

    Oh Sara. While I was reading your post, my heart just was with you. I am praying for you and your sweet son’s eyes..that they would improve and not worsen. Also, you may not feel it, but God planned for you to be his mama and therefore you will definitely be able to show your sweet boy how to lean on Jesus. I will be praying for you!

  401. Tonya Hall says:

    Needed this study on fear. It’s my constant companion. Fearing things I cannot control. Praying God will help me and give me fresh perspective on this subject and help me to trust Him more.

  402. Ashley Thomas says:

    In today’s world, fear is thrown at us everywhere we look. It is maddening to me. I have worked so hard on not living in fear. Let go and Let God. He already has my life planned out. It’s out of my control. I am able, for the most part, to live my life without fear. It’s hard for me to see so many friends and family members living in constant fear. I have read SRT faithfully every day since 2017. It has made a drastic difference in my relationship with God and fear. Fear is a liar. Fear is an enemy, we were not promised lives without trouble or heartache. We were given the spirit of powers to overcome fear. I use them.

  403. Sara Moore says:

    There are so many sources of fear in the world today. Praying that this study will provide the peace that passes all understanding.

  404. Brandy Deruso says:

    Welcome @ambermarvin they are awesome

  405. Terri Smith says:

    Does anyone subscribe to their podcast?! It’s so good!! I also have a She Reads Truth Bible!

  406. Terri Smith says:

    I completely agree with you Jennifer!! Fear has been a running theme in every area of my life and it has caused me to see God as Father who wants me to just “suck it up” or and it’s just left me stuck and paralyzed. I’m so so thankful for this reading plan to remind me of God desire to move even in my fear. He’s with us in all things and fear has made us believe that he’s abandoned us.

  407. Amber Marvin says:

    This is my first study. I am excited to do this with all of you!

  408. Jennifer Urena says:

    I am so thankful to God to have found SRT and this amazing community! I have been struggling with many fears, but the most predominant lately has been fear of disappointing God Himself. And although I have been a Christian long enough to know that I need Jesus and God’s Grace to do this, I can’t seem to find myself “enough” to just come to the Lord and pray and sit with His word. I am so glad I decided to pick up this study with this community and pray that God continues to remind me of His grace so I can continue this reading plan and get closer to Him.

  409. Jennifer Urena says:

    I am so thankful to God to have found SRT and this amazing community. I have been struggling with many fears lately, but the most predominant lately has been fear of disappointing God Himself. And although I have been a Christian long enough to know that I need Jesus and God’s Grace to do this, I can’t seem to find myself “enough” to just come to the Lord and pray and sit with h

  410. Rachel Kohlway says:

    I really needed to start this today. I’ve been really fearful over where to go in my career and this was the perfect reminder to give it to God.

  411. Rachel Kohlway says:

    I feel the same way!

  412. Kaitlin Dobson says:

    My struggles lately are fear of failure at work and the loneliness of singleness. The fear of not being enough for a husband and being alone for the rest of my life. I feel that God is saying do you trust me? And hearing some of the words in today versus helped me today.

  413. Kaitlin Dobson says:

    My struggles lately are fear of failure at work and the loneliness of singleness

  414. Alayna P. says:

    The verses today were so powerful! I’ve been looking forward this study because of the fear and anxiety I have. I really need this right now. If today was as powerful

  415. Whitney Bearb says:

    I have struggled with anxiety for about 6 years now, on and off. I was so much better until November 2021. I just can’t seem to make the anxiety go away, and that turns into depression. I am so excited about this study. Praying for you ladies

  416. Sarah J says:

    I’m so very happy to walk in this study with all of you. This is a study I really need. Anxiety for me has been crippling at times and I’ve battled panic disorder for years. I hope to have scripture I can lean on in those times fear is manifesting itself in my body.

  417. Crysta says:

    @Erica I’m so sorry for your loss!! My condolences. You’re so brave and strong. Thank you for your vulnerability. God is with you and your family. And I’ll be lifting you and your family in my prayers. ❤️

  418. Natasha R says:

    The verses in these study are so powerful! I do not fear, because nothing can separate me from the love of my omnipotent, omnipresent, omniscient Father. He is with me every step of the way! With fear defeated, I now live in freedom and unshakeable peace. What a gift!

  419. Holly Mitchell says:

    This is my first full study here and I’m excited to dive in! So need this. ❤️

  420. Kimberley Rogers says:

    I’m excited to face my fears throughout this study! Having peace can be really challenging when everyday there is something in life that can cause anxiety or fear. This study is wonderful and it will be great to get a deeper understanding of how God helps us overcome our fears!

  421. Rebecca Gibson says:

    I’m excited to dive deeper into this study! This study couldn’t have come at a better time in our lives.

  422. Donna Wolcott says:

    Allison I can identify with the “what if’s” and the am I good enough. Mine take off in directions that leave me wondering about my sanity. So I ask the Lord and the Holy Spirit to bring light and peace and actually tell myself to stop. I find the Serenity Prayer can help too: God grant me the Serenity to accept the things I cannot change. The Courage to change the things I can, and the Wisdom to know the difference. May this study help each of us in ways we would never expect. Lifting all in prayer.

  423. Grayson Chatfield says:

    I’m looking forward to this study! I’ve struggled with anxiety all of my life and sometimes just talking about it can be triggering. I think that this plan comes at a perfect time and I’m excited to let Scripture speak into the fears in my life. I’m reminded that “Do not fear” is an invitation from God, not a command.

  424. Jennifer Anapol says:

    Happy Monday Ladies! I am so happy to be doing with this study with you all. I have struggled with anxiety for my whole life. There have definitely been seasons it has been worse than others. I have seen counselors, taken medication for a season, and of course cried out to my God. I know that in my anxiety, God has strengthened and encouraged me. I am thankful to be in a season where I am not feeling any deep anxiety. If you ladies can please pray I remain in that peaceful place, that would be appreciated. I am currently 8 weeks pregnant, and I know my mind could create so many fears right now. Thank you ladies, have a blessed day!❤️

  425. Frances Griswold says:

    I have never commented on any of these before but this study on fear and anxiety couldn’t have come at a better time. A week ago I was trapped in a whirlpool of fear and anxiety, feeling like I had no way out. I am looking forward to maybe having a better foundation for how to look to God during those anxious times

  426. Kathryn Connolly says:

    An enneagram 7, that is! Blimey, I’m a bad app user)

  427. Kathryn Connolly says:

    First, this is my first hard copy Bible study and I love it! So beautiful.

    Second, in today’s reading I found myself surprisingly drawn to 41:19. One of my major fears is going without, not having enough (why yes, I am an enneagram). But when I read this verse of God offering incredible, impossible things in the desert I initially couldn’t see how wonderful these offerings are, because my desires are so far removed from the land/the actual basics. When I realised that I realised how I’m choosing to live in fear because I choose to strive for material things that really don’t matter rather than appreciating the things that do matter. I’m not certain that’ll make sense to anyone but me, and this app seems to be making me post a dozen times so I don’t want to keep making mistakes with it, but I felt like expressing that thought!

  428. Johanna Klotz says:

    Thank you for sharing this!!

  429. Amy Bishop says:

    I do not need to be ruled by fear. That is a powerful sentence for me. This study is one that I have needed for awhile.

  430. Kathryn Connolly says:

    First, this is my first hard copy Bible study and I love it! So beautiful.

  431. Kirsten Scheller says:

    This study came at the perfect time!

  432. Erica says:

    The perfect study for literally the first of any that I have done. I feel in order to get the most out of it, I need to be open and honest with my feelings and emotions, put it all out there so to speak. Six months ago, we lost our only son, he was 22, lived at home. He is 1 of 3 children. He passed away a week after an unexpected tragic accident. I can say that without my hope and faith, I don’t think I would have made it this far. I am learning just how much I have to give it to God, and I mean giving it all to him. Fear, constantly on my heart. Fear of losing another child, fear of the future, fear of pretty much everything, I have to trust God and give him complete control. Something very hard for me. I am so happy to be here in this study with you all.

  433. Rachel Spain says:

    I am so thankful for this study and am really excited to dive in further. The world we live in has brought on some anxiety/worry with my kids as well and I am excited that as I draw closer to Christ I can share these truths with them. The SRT Podcast with Sissy Goff was amazing as well if you get a chance to listen.

  434. Caylie Evans says:

    I haven’t dealt with much loss or trauma, but I do have really bad anxiety that is generational and comes and goes depending on my situation. Currently I’m in a space where my anxiety is worse than usual and it feels like I’m taking steps back instead of forward. It can be really hard to be anxious to the point of not being able to function and having people offer the same Bible verses and prayers as a solution. Those verses can absolutely be encouraging but there’s a real complexity to dealing with an anxiety disorder while believing with all my heart in a God who heals and who gives comfort even though he isn’t healing me or giving me comfort. I don’t know if that makes sense with what you were talking about, but I definitely relate with your comment, Amy

  435. Elevate says:

    Morgan Latham – Your words resonate so strongly with me, they actually brought me to tears. I too feel I know things in my head, but have a difficult time feeling them in my heart. Some of the She’s who post here are so passionate, and it sometimes makes me feel inadequate. Why don’t I feel that passion? I was encouraged by these remarks: “The single fact that you have the desire to know and love Jesus more says a lot about you having heart knowledge. We need to seek Him always. But, having asked for His guidance, we need to trust that He will answer even when we do not perceive His leading. So much of life is based on this trust. As you seek His presence and seek to live out His will as revealed in Scripture, He will be present with you and empower you to do His will.” Bless you and all the wonderful She’s in this community. I have been following SRT faithfully since July 2021, and always pray for each and every one of the requests.

  436. Tricia Hall says:

    So excited for this study! Fear is a daily struggle for me ❤️this is exactly what I need!

  437. Alyssa Seliga says:

    This is such a perfectly timed study for our current cultural climate, as well as my personal struggles with anxiety. So thankful!

  438. Laura Spurlin says:

    I am so excited for this study! ❤️

  439. Rhonda J. says:

    Wow! So many comments today! That is great to see so many She’s coming to seek solace in God to combat fear and anxiety, it is a big, big struggle today. I pray for the requests, and all of us participating because we in fact, all have fears albiet some more cribbling then others, or rising up at different parts of our lives.

    I just bought a sign for my bedroom that hangs now saying “Give it to God, and go to sleep! Such a great reminder- when hitting the pillow- pray, repent, give glory, thankfulness…and go to sleep! He’s got this. I think of when Peter was going to his execution the following morning, yet was SLEEPING soundly between two guards, and an angel had to shake his shoulder to wake him!! What peace was with him, before getting executed!!! Also I remind myself of other testimonies that friends or whoever have gone through and struggled with and usually that puts mine in perspective!

    Also- Love the song “I Will Cast My Cares On You,” so good!

  440. Margaret W says:

    For those of you who mentioned struggling with anxiety, especially over a long period of time, please remember that your brain is an organ, and you may also need to seek medical help. Anxiety can be related to many medical issues such as ADHD, autism, depression, even things we think of as “physical” ailments. Our brains may not make all the chemicals we needs, or we might have nutritional deficiencies. Please seek medical help or therapy if needed. And, of course, keep staying in the Word and seeking the ultimate Healer.

  441. Romelle C says:

    Thank you Churchmouse for sharing the alphabet list; this will help me when fear arises. I usually talk to God or sometimes just cry silently to God for strength to carry me through my fears. Writing positive attributes of the Word of God does bring peace and comfort. Joy and Peace~Aloha Romi

  442. Morgan Latham says:

    Thank you for this!

  443. Keegan Starkey says:

    Whew! I can already tell this study is going to be an emotional roller coaster! God’s got us ladies! Heart healing is God’s way of growing our relationship with Him. Working through hurts and fears helps us which will help us help others.

  444. Teresa Donley says:

    I’m struck by how many of you are able to articulate your fears, and how your fears often mirror my own. I pray that through this study, we will be able to lay our fears at the feet of Jesus and walk peacefully in the joy that comes from knowing him.

  445. Mercy R says:

    MORGAN I pray that through reading these scriptures your heart and mind will connect so that can fully experience the peace of God , that peace that passes all understanding. Trust God with the future. Isaiah 29:11.

  446. Eileen Berglund says:

    I’ve battled with similar and as a chiropractor and now grad student for professional counseling can encourage you to definitely look into the emotional stuff that may be causing physical pain. It is very real. This study is great because we don’t have to be fearful! God is with us! Praying Holy Spirit leads you (and me) to full healing! Thankful for SRT to help us along the way!

  447. JanB says:

    As I read through the comments, I notice two common threads: we don’t want any heartache, pain, or discomfort in this earthly life – for ourselves or our loved ones, and, can we really trust God to save us? I am certainly not criticizing – I deal with those too! My whole adult life has been walking with depression and anxiety as constant baggage. (Medication has enabled me to live a mostly “normal” life, for which I am profoundly grateful}.

    I pray for each of us, in all the circumstances life has thrown us, that we will firmly, wholly trust that GOD is faithful. His promises are true and dependable. Hold those truths in mind and acknowledge them every day. It makes walking through the fires ‘doable’.

    May God bless each of us with His peace as we go through this study. Hugs to each of you.

  448. Victoria E says:

    Amy Kuo and others who have posted about their anxiety, I am right there with you. Many years ago my depression and anxiety was so bad that I landed in the hospital and my mother, a strong Christian who had basically been telling me to “pray away the anxiety” finally understood that medication and counseling truly was needed for me to live. Now about 10 years later I’m off all medication and only occasionally see a therapist. I still struggle with anxiety, but not to the point of it being a disorder. I say this to say that things can change, and certainly God has healed me through deepening my relationship with Him and putting me in better circumstances. I have been looking forward to this study since I saw it announced in December because that anxiety, while no longer crippling, still affects me and I am praying that all of us here experience some increase in the peace of God.

  449. Brooke P says:

    34 Who is the one who condemns? Christ Jesus is the one who died, but even more, has been raised; he also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us. – Romans 8:34 Jesus died for us, he made the ultimate atonement for our sins but it doesn’t stop there, he is constantly interceding on our behalf. Constantly washed in Jesus’ sacrifice & salvation. What beautiful truth. Have a blessed day sisters! Welcome all who are new to studying with us!! It is a JOY to have you!

  450. Morgan Latham says:

    I have been reading along to the SRT plans for about two years now, but this is the first plan in which I will be commenting. I decided I want to be more active than passive in the SRT community.

    “For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.” – 2 Timothy 1:7

    I am a very reserved and introverted person, so the world likes to make me seem timid. However, I know that power, love, and self-discipline come from God. One of my fears is knowing things but not feeling them. I know all these things about God in my head, but I have a difficult time feeling them in my heart. How can I get my head and heart in sync? I am not that great with emotions!

    Another fear I have is about the future. It is so unknown! In particular, I take care of my grandmother. My time is spent tending to her. Her schedule/routine has become my schedule/routine. When something happens to her, what am I going to do? I have been so wrapped up in taking care of my grandmother that I am not sure what I want to do with my life.

    Praying for you all. Peace and love to each of you!

  451. Brooke P says:

    *continued* sorry :) I pressed enter!! Prayers are appreciated for me, my husband & our growing baby (11.5weeks today) thank you so much for being such a wonderful, prayerful community. I am so thankful for you all and am praying for you. The LORD is near, we are soul safe, He is working everything out for HIS Glory and our ultimate good in His will. WHILE WE WERE STILL SINNERS CHRIST DIED FOR US. *we are all sinners, Jesus chose us, Jesus willingly died for us while we were still sinners* so important! I read Gentle and Lowly by Dane Ortlund and it was really helpful in showing me more clearly who Jesus says that HE is and how He feels towards us sinners. So good.

  452. Brooke P says:

    I read through the comments and have prayed for your requests this morning. Speaking the Lord’s Truths over our days is one way to help rewire our anxious thoughts, speaking the Lord’s name as having dominion and power over them all, HE casts them out. The Darkness will NOT overcome Him! He is the TRUE LIGHT & LIFE. Praise GOD. “No Longer Slaves” is such a powerful song to help train our minds to put out lies from Satan.

  453. Michelle Patire says:

    Sarah D,

    I was skimming through the comments and stopped in yours because I have been meditating on those verses in Psalm 145 you mentioned.

    I’m not sure of your entire situation, but I am praying you would continue to trust God to take care of you. If you are doing everything you can to be near to Him, which is sounds like you are making quite the effort, I am sure He is near and helping you. Sometimes, it takes a moment to see the fruit of our labor. I pray you would not grow weary in doing good. God sees you and will provide all you need. I pray He would be your strength and place of refuge, in this time. That He would provide clarity and direction, In Jesus’s name!

    Also, don’t give up on finding a good Christian counselor. I searched for one after a very traumatic spiritual experience. It took a minute, but God was faithful to provide me with someone I have been speaking with for over 2 years, now! May God bless you with the good counsel He desires for you to have!!! Blessings loved one of the Lord!!

  454. Dana Wood says:

    Amy, my daughter struggles with anxiety and has shared this exact same feeling. Our church recently did a series on anxiety, and they started by acknowledging that it is very real and that medical treatment is sometimes the necessary option. We went through several therapists, physicians and psychiatrists and she is now in a better place mentally with medication. It is just one tool in the treatment for anxiety. Prayer and support is also powerful. We had a guest speaker who has several books and resources which address anxiety – Steve Cuss – who is a pastor in Colorado. I pray for you to find peace.

  455. Rachel says:

    I have never been one to be particularly fearful or anxious. Until the last few months, that is. God gave me the sweetest most unexpected gift of an amazing husband when I was 45. But wouldn’t you know that as soon as I received said gift, the fear of something happening to him started swirling about in my mind and heart. My dad died young and several friends have recently and suddenly lost young husbands, so it’s a fear based in experience. But still, it is fear and God calls me to lay that down. I was asked long ago “Is God big enough for your worst case scenario?”. My heart and flesh war over the answer, but I pray that I will choose to trust and believe the truth and refuse to worship at the idol of fear and control.

  456. Michelle Patire says:

    Wow! There are so many comments on this study! I took a break from the last study of John and did another SRT plan from a few years ago. I’m shocked to return and see so many people responding, this morning– it’s only 11AM EST!

    I’ve been so excited to start this study. As I was reading Romans 8:31-39 I realized the enemy has been trying to convince me God doesn’t love me in my trials. I’ve read this Scripture many times, so it’s interesting my heart would receive that lie. I am grateful God gave me these truths, that His love does not end because Christ ‘s work does not end. It is finished :)

    God bless you, Shes — New and old! May we hide truth in our hearts from this powerful study!!!

  457. Magdalena Marmitt says:

    Continue to spend time with our savior and ask him to comfort you when need it most . He will make a way I promise his promises are true, lovely pure steadfast and eternal. Meditate on his word my sister in Christ

  458. Brooks White says:

    I’m definitely a little nervous about this reading plan, I have terrible anxiety and fear is something I constantly struggle with. But we’ll see how it goes ❤️

  459. Magdalena Marmitt says:

    Praying for your struggles. I too have many fears , doubts and insecurities especially about the future.

  460. Dorothy says:

    As I was reading this the song “Fear He Is A Liar” by Zach Williams was going through my head. This is going to be an interesting and thought provoking study. Fear is something we all have and must face at some time. I’m so thankful I can turn my fears over to my Lord and Savior.
    Be blessed and fear not for the Lord is here by your side, sisters.

  461. Karen Valente says:

    You are a very wise young lady!

  462. Cynthia Johnston says:

    Please pray for me. My greatest fear is losing my daughter to a sinful lifestyle and her losing her soul. Pray for me to trust the Lord and for her to return to faith in Jesus Christ. Her wedding in in a couple of months and I am extremely anxious as we have decided to attend b/c we love her and want to continue to point her and her fiancée to Christ. This is the hardest thing I have ever faced in my life! Thank you for this study! May God be glorified! ♥️

  463. Claire Hill says:

    This is truly an example of the hymn “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace.” Thank you for sharing this.

  464. Claire Hill says:

    This is truly an example of the hymn “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in his wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of his glory and grace.”

  465. Ann says:

    God totally knows you. He understands what you struggle with and will not count it as a strike against you. That’s not how He works. He loves us so much! My daughter struggles with anxiety and OCD thoughts, which I didn’t even know was a thing. It reared it’s ugly head in her mid 30’s and it took us a lot of agonizing months to figure it all out. But God was with us the whole way! He sees you and loves you!

  466. Ginger Seay says:

    V10, “I will hold on to you with my righteous right hand.” V13. “For I am the Lord your God, who holds your right hand.” For God to hold my right hand in his right hand, that means he is looking at me. Or standing in front or behind me. So when I am afraid, I can know he is looking at me and protecting me from ahead (guiding me) and from behind (he has my back). Before this morning, I hadn’t looked at these passages this way. What wondrous love and protection from our Father God.

  467. Jennifer Mendoza says:

    God is for me, I will not fear. I declare this truth today ❤️

  468. Jessica Rushing says:

    I have been looking forward to this study since it was announced. I’ve lived with anxiety and fear it seems like my whole life, especially after having my son at a young age and then a few years later my younger brother passing away. It seemed to go away until I had my daughter two and a half years ago, then my youngest son 15 months later, all during this pandemic. Now being pregnant with our fourth child, I’m always scared of what is to come for them. Last year, my oldest son who is 15 started battling depression and having scary thoughts he couldn’t get out of his head. He has been taking medication for anxiety and depression and doing better, but it is still something I worry about with him and pray that my younger ones don’t battle those things he struggles with. I never comment but these things are on my mind and on my heart constantly and I know this study and hearing from you ladies will help. And know I always read your prayer requests and pray for each one, though I stay quiet over here on my end ❤️

  469. Susan Reagon says:

    Thank you for this study.I realise my fear is that of frailty and loss of independence as I age,and knowing how hard I would find it to humbly accept help.I am now 75 and so far in good health but so many of my friends have health problems. I pray that this study will assist me in coming to terms with aging and keep leading me on my pilgrim path home,with my eyes firmly fixed on Jesus,my strength and my Redeemer

  470. Johany Serafin says:

    I struggle with anxiety and fear.. mostly due to my divorce. I fear for my kids, for my ex husband who turned away from the faith, myself, whether I can actually survive this. I woke up praying over my fears, and then saw this. I pray it speaks to me and helps.

  471. Susan Richardson says:

    This reading plan came at the right time in my life. The last several months have brought some physical/medical problems resulting in a hospital stay that lasted 11 days (I was only aware of about 3 of those days, the other days were spent in a coma). I woke in isolation, with no way to contact my family, and no idea I had been out for so many days. When I was finally able to speak with my husband (what a relief that was) I learned much of what happened while I was out, most importantly was the way that God had been working and working through His people. It was overwhelming the response of God’s people. When I finally arrived home a few days later this new book was waiting for me. I am so thankful for this study and reminder that He fulfills His promises. It would be so easy to settle in a mindset of worry as I am out of work for at least another month. Thankfully, other than when I first woke, I have not been anxious but have placed my trust fully in Him. This first day of reading has reminded me that He is in control and will fulfill His promise, I do not need to rush to try and fix things (making a bigger mess I am sure) but my job is to trust and obey. So many see obedience as restriction, but in reality, when we trust as well, it is freeing. I am so thankful to our Father for His love and faithfulness.

  472. Elizabeth Oster says:

    Amen!!

  473. Emily T says:

    I think this study is exactly what I need. With our first task being to write of list of our fears, I soon realized just how many more fears I have than I originally thought. I recently started medication for anxiety after years of trying to combat through scripture, journaling, and meditation. I overcame my fear of asking for medical help and am starting to feel like my old self. However, there are still situations where I feel fear. One of them being my infusions for RA. My last appointment my biggest fear came true; someone learning how to do the needle stick. I was hyperventilating from the pain and completely overtaken by fear. I had a full out panic attack. Of course I’m now even more afraid for my next appointment. I truly hope that this reading plan will help me with all of my fears, but this one in particular <3

    1. Chris S says:

      Prayers

  474. Jennifer Jones says:

    Thank you for reminding me I can find help for anxieties and worries in God’s words.

  475. Edda Gilbert says:

    Thank you for this series! Our world is becoming more scary every day and easy for fear to set in. This couldn’t be more timely and reminds us that our Lord and Savior is still in control and where are hearts and minds should be focused on!

  476. Allison Mitchell says:

    I have diagnosed anxiety and OCD, that I learned I had in my late teens. I’ve grown up with constant fear as my state of normal, and I didn’t know that was abnormal until recently. It is so difficult as I continue to try to learn how to live coping with the uncertainty of the future and the myriad of “what if’s” that run through my brain. My worst “what if” is that what if God doesn’t want to save me? I know that He can, of course, but my biggest fear is that I won’t be. In this study, I hope to learn God’s love and faithfulness, and to allow these sacred words to sink into my soul so that I might know of His love for me. I pray that when I read “do not fear,” I will know that it is written for me, as well as for everyone else. If you would be so kind as to pray for me to know God’s love and for my faith and trust in the Lord to grow, I would be so grateful. I’m praying for all of you to know the peace of Christ as well.

  477. Kisa Davison says:

    Thank you for this!

  478. Alexis Moeller says:

    Looking forward to completing this plan! There’s been lots of fear going on in my life, but I trust the Lord to get me through it all. I will definitely check out the She Reads Truth podcast episodes!

  479. Jordan Ogletree says:

    ❤️

  480. Angela Giesler says:

    Lots of nuggets here that would be fantastic journal entry starters!!

  481. Chris S says:

    So many of us fear for our adult children and our grandchildren, but years ago God reminded me that He loves my children more than I do!! It helped me have a daughter navigating refueling airplanes during Iran Conflict, then after those years she went through breast cancer! BUT GOD!! Peace and prayer was my companion through both. (And that’s just her story—- her husband has health issues—- our Son has issues — including not being part of a community of believers— etc etc). We are called to trust!!

  482. Denise N says:

    Churchmouse thank you for sharing this idea! I’m going to work on my list!!!

  483. Elizabeth Dunkerson says:

    About to make huge changes in my life and this is perfect to keep me from

  484. Beth Bruner says:

    Perfect way to start the week! Teaching during this time causes a lot of stress, doubt, and fear about what comes next. God is on my side and will take care of me, He provides. I have to remember that and not let my fear get the best of me.

  485. Kelli Gilbert says:

    This the series I need to be studying right now. Fears keep popping up out of the blue and I need the constant reminder from God, “Do not fear.”

  486. Carol Reynolds says:

    ❤️

  487. Mari V says:

    Right on time! As I’ve made decisions for my workplace, accepting the things that I cannot change, I will not fear. And as humbling as it may be or appear I will submit. It will be hard and it’s already painful but I’d rather be in God’s will, then my own. Please pray for me.

  488. Michelle Hart says:

    If y’all love podcasts, the She Reads Truth podcast episode for this first weeks reading plan is so great!

  489. Tracy says:

    Looking forward to this study. Anxiety and fear have ruled my life for many years and I see them manifesting themselves in my 12 year old daughter. Sharing this study with her in hopes we can both lean into God and his truths about fear and trusting in Him.

  490. Darla Vanderford says:

    That was for Hailey.

  491. Heidi V says:

    Sorry, technical difficulties! Five questions are: use the space below to record situations, circumstances, or anything else that causes you to feel fear.
    What is it about each of these things that causes you to be afraid?
    Reflect on your emotions, physical responses, and actions when you experience fear. How do you react in moments when you are afraid? What have you tried in the past to cope with your fears? What has been helpful? What has not? Write a prayer of expectation for this reading plan.
    

  492. Darla Vanderford says:

    It is so awesome that you are walking with the Lord in your youth. I can remember being where you are and the uncertainties of the future ahead. The Lord will bless you. When you are older you will see that He has guided you in your faithfulness. I am excited for you as you trust in the Lord now!!

  493. Heidi V says:

    Sorry, technical difficulties! Five questions are: use the space below to record situations, circumstances, or anything else that causes you to feel fear. What is it about each of these things that causes you to be afraid? Reflect on your emotions, physical responses, and actions when you experience fear. How do you react in moments when you are afraid? What have you tried in the past to cope with your fears? What has been helpful? What has not? Write a prayer of expectation for this reading plan.
    

  494. Nicole K says:

    The number of times the Lord mentions holding my right hand… exactly what I needed to hear in this season of singleness and our culture “celebrating” love this week and next. So excited for this much needed study!

  495. Heidi V says:

    Sorry, technical difficulties! Five questions are: use the space below to record situations, circumstances, or anything else that causes you to feel fear. What is it about each of these things that causes you to be afraid? Reflect on your emotions, physical responses, and actions when you experience fear. How do you react in moments when you are afraid? What have you tried in the past to cope with your fears? What has been helpful? What has not?

  496. Heidi V says:

    Sorry, technical difficulties! Five questions are:

  497. Heidi V says:

    For those of you doing the app version only the book has a fear inventory you may find helpful with 5 questions. They are:

  498. Heidi V says:

    Kristina, it’s so wonderful that you’ve found a practitioner who understands the body/mind connections! You may find the book “the body keeps the score” interesting. There are also condensed versions of it available for a shorter read.

  499. Darla Vanderford says:

    Wow, the Lord’s perfect timing! I have not done a SRT study in some years and was nudged to start, how awesome the Lord led me here in day 1 of such a timely topic. I needed this! I have been struggling for weeks with my daughter and Covid issues. I have been the “strong one” for our family But still Trying to do it all alone and this weekend I was drained and sobbing in front of my family every day. The Lord provides. Thank you SRT for guiding us to the Truth!! ❤️

  500. hailey lott says:

    I’m very thankful for this plan! I’m a senior in highschool and I am about to step into a whole new walk of life. I am very anxious about the future and what it holds but I know that God has his hand over it!

  501. Mesha Peters says:

    ❤️

  502. Lily M says:

    Kristina, thank you for sharing your story. I’ve had numerous health problems in recent years, chronic pain and inflammation and an autoimmune disease. I recently began seeing a counselor for mental health for the first time and she has said that part of my ongoing struggle could be related to trauma and living in survival mode for so long. I feel like fear and anxiety has defined my life. I want to give up those survival mechanisms to God and live in His peace. Praying that for all of us.

  503. Valeria Melendez says:

    There is no fear in love, why can’t we trust God and rebuke the fear that the devil wants to blind us with? Remember that His love drives out ALL fear.

  504. Rachel Blessum says:

    So happy to see this study starting up today, it’s definitely a subject I need to address in my life. I have been having bouts of anxiety in the quieter moments of my life, and I know that the word of God will bring comfort!

  505. Ada Rojas says:

    Amen!!

  506. Jennifer Loves Jesus says:

    Lifting up the honest confessions of anxiety in prayer for each of the ladies here. I am grateful for you! Thank you for showing up here, your faithfulness gives me strength! Entering into this study about fear is so timely. Especially following our study of John. From walking intimately with our Messiah Jesus’ love to conquering fear with the fear of the Lord! There is comfort from John’s gospel account, so what do I do with that truth? Daily discipline and replacing my previous ideas of comfort. With the putting on of our Lord’s armor each morning has itself become a comfort. Being ready and prepared for what may come brings more comfort than my former routines. I still love to grind fresh beans, make my french press coffee, and my oil diffuser mixed with soft worship music still floats from my desk in the mornings. I long for the charcoal fire by the sea with Jesus. But for today, I am stronger, more ready, being aware of the hostile beings in the unseen world. Reality check. Our struggle is not against blood and flesh. I have become more in tune with what Isaiah was speaking about. I pay closer attention to Paul’s warnings as we read this morning. I am honored to walk through another Bible focused study with women who choose the armor of God each day. We are more than conquerors. We are wives with purpose, friends with truth, daughters with freedom, mothers with honor. Our bloody knees from prayer matter to our Abba Father. He is with us in the battles. We are heirs to His throne. And NOTHING can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord! Praying this truth resonates in our hearts today. Come what may. Setting our minds on things above, while standing strong in the world because Jesus’ death and ressurection enables us to have a new life in the here and now, headed to the not yet. Old things have passed (being controlled by fear), and new life has come (in Christ Jesus) because He is the way, the truth and the life!

  507. Ruth Long says:

    My app is being strange

  508. Ruth Long says:

    My dear Kristina. I’m so sorry about that. Internalized Trauma is something that the lord has been surfacing for me too. How beautiful it is that God provided this Devo. Im praying for you, Sister.

  509. Jennifer Moseley says:

    Looking forward to going through this study with you all and seeing how the Lord reminds us that we are defined by HIM, not our fears and insecurities ❤️

  510. Christi Winstead says:

    I’m excited for my first study!

  511. Alicia Gilbert says:

    Hey Rebecca— I’ve had type 1 since I was 9 years old (I’m almost 26 now). It was definitely challenging my care in the beginning, and I’ve had a scary situation here and there. But God truly protected me throughout my childhood in managing the disease. I’m now incredibly healthy, know my body and the things I need to do to stay healthy. I hope this message encourages you in that it does get easier and better. And one day, we will have bodies that do not have death or disease. I often imagine being in heaven and just eating a large bowl of spaghetti without worrying about carb counting or insulin, just fully present to others at the table talking about how good our God is! Prayers for you and your son

  512. Sharon, Jersey Girl says:

    As I read the intro to this study my first thought was, “I don’t really have any fears.” But then when Jessica mentioned that we should take inventory of our fears -that opened up a whole new “can of worms!” Most of my fears concern my (adult) children. Will my sons return to Christ or continue living life without Him & if they do, what will happen? Will my oldest son ever meet anyone, or will he be alone for the rest of his life? When my daughter & son in law decide to have a family – will they be able to? And on & on. Praise God for His word and for His promises, and for reminding us that “He (God) has not given us a spirit of fear but of love, and a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 And “perfect love (God’s abiding love) casts out all fear…” 1 John 4:18

    Looking forward to this study, not only for what God will teach me, but also what I can share with others that are living daily in fear.

    A blessed Monday to you all!

  513. Dawn White says:

  514. Anne Carlson says:

    Jessica, Please don’t confuse a STARTLE REFLEX with FEAR. Thanks.

  515. Janelle Heath says:

    ❤️Perfect timing.

  516. Anne Carlson says:

    Please don’t confuse a STARTLE REFLEX with FEAR. Completely different. Fear keeps

  517. Kristina Lopes says:

    Over the past 2 years, I’ve been battling a physical muscle disorder that is centered in my gut, lady parts, and pelvic floor. I’ve been to so many doctors and specialists that I’d begun to lose hope. Last week, a new doctor said that my mental health and deep trauma from my past could be one of the main drivers of this pain – because trauma manifests itself in the body. I literally could not believe it – I’ve been suffering for two years and it really woke me up to how I’m letting fear control my life. Last night, I also had some family issues that came back up, and I was feeling very low and talked to my partner for support. I prayed this morning for God’s guidance – and what do you know – the second I open the SRT app, I see an entire devotional plan to addressing fear head on. God always knows how to speak to the deepest parts of my heart and I know this is a gift from Him. Thank you ladies for sharing your testimonies on fear and how God is intervening in your lives. Excited to start this journey with you all!

  518. Ali Hilliard says:

    This series is so timely. I have been struggling with certains fears in my life over the last few weeks and find I need God’s peace in order to overcome the irrational thoughts.

  519. Jennifer Martin says:

    This plan couldn’t have come at a more perfect time. I have been struggling with social anxiety for several years and I have been feeling more anxious than usual since my Mom passed away a couple of weeks ago. Praise God for His perfect timing!

  520. Lindsay Setters says:

    My 7 year old, Addy, is really struggling right now with fear and anxiety… I pray I can glean some truth from the Word in our study that I can share with her. I am grateful to be on this journey with this group of women. Have a wonderful day today!

  521. Ali Adair says:

    I am excited for this series. I am currently 32w pregnant, and quite honestly, I’m terrified of what’s to come. I never planned on being a wife or a mother. I know God’s plans are for my good, but I feel so unprepared. Maybe this is where I can experience God’s power being made perfect in my weakness?

  522. Munchkin says:

    As many of you have said, this study came at a perfect time. God’s time. I have been worrying about so much lately and my depression has been up.

    But God

    He knew that we all needed this study for whatever is going on in our lives. When I opened up the study book and did the inventory, it really made me think of what I was so afraid of beyond my surface fears. Afraid of being useless, being unloved, that my only self worth is what I can bring to the table. But God is showing me that I am a child of the King most high. I look forward to studying and getting deeper into God’s word with my fellow SHE’s.

  523. Beatrice Laurien-Honorius says:

    I have so many fears of many different things specially failing my children and wonder what could I have done differently. I fear for my husband life on a daily basis. Fear for my family and for me etc.

  524. Kyle Lara says:

    I had signed up to serve the less fortunate yesterday and as I began to get ready to go I had an anxiety attack. I thought of every excuse not to go but then I remembered that the enemy likes to keep us in the dark, alone, and afraid. I reached out to my pastor who prayed over me and I anchored myself in the truth of who Jesus is and who I am in Him. I felt His peace warm me from within. I went. And I’m so glad I did. It was a blessing to serve alongside a friend of mine who I haven’t seen in years. I saw my children handing out warm food to people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from. I’m so grateful that His strength is made perfect in my weakness and I was able to live out His will and not shrink into my fears. I am really excited about this study! And I don’t think it could have come at a better time.

  525. Kyle Lara says:

    I had signed up to serve the less fortunate yesterday and as I began to get ready to go I had an anxiety attack. I thought of every excuse not to go but then I remembered that the enemy likes to keep us in the dark, alone, and afraid. I reached out to my pastor who prayed over me and I anchored myself in the truth of who Jesus is and who I am in Him. I felt His peace warm me from within. I went. And I’m so glad I did. It was a blessing to serve alongside a friend of mine who I haven’t seen in years. I saw my children handing out warm food to people who don’t know where their next meal is coming from.

  526. SarahJoy says:

    @LEANN SCHMITT – yes!!

  527. SarahJoy says:

    These last two years we’ve been bathed in fear constantly. Fear of others and fear that we could harm others. It’s all around us.

    BUT GOD

    Do not fear.
    Do not fear.
    Do not fear.

    “Do not be afraid I AM WITH YOU.”
    “Perfect LOVE casts out fear.”
    God is with us. His perfect love combats fear.

    Our church has introduced many songs about fear recently. I’ll share them as they seem applicable. The reading out of Romans reminded me of the song “No Longer Slaves” by Jonathan David and Melissa Helser. ❤️

  528. LeAnn Schmitt says:

    While with friends over the holidays it struck how much fear there is in our society. Fear is exacerbated by our popular culture and news media. We are bombarded day in and it with all the things we should fear. Just think about it and look for it. I have days I get weighed down by it all and this study is perfect timing as I’ve been taking other steps to disconnect from the daily barrage and “put on the Lord Jesus Christ” (Romans 13:14). I was well into adulthood before I realized how much fear there was in me. I have become absolutely convinced that God would not command us to not fear, over and over in scripture without giving us the means to do that. And today’s reading, and the rest of this study are going to help us all see that. Let’s quit living in fear and be the salt and light we are supposed to be!

  529. Sherry says:

    Perfect study for me this month as I am facing health issues and another biopsy. God is like that…He is meeting me right where I’m at. He alway does!

  530. Ashley Graves says:

    I can relate to so much you bravely wrote out. I wish I had your playlist!

  531. Elizabeth McGee says:

    @Angie so well-said. Praying that God can help my heart stay in a permanent state of “yes” to Him.

  532. Danica Wood says:

    Love this

  533. Ljv says:

    My name of God this year is the Lord is my Strength. I just laughed as I turned to day 1 this morning. On Jan 5 my husband ended up in the hospital. We then discovered we both had covid. He will be coming home today after a long month of challenges. God has wasted no time to reveal himself to me this year already, as I am reminded over and over that I have no strength on my own. It is only through his hand that I am able to endure the journey. The picture of him holding my hand is precious to me. What a loving Father we have! I am looking forward to all that he will show me through this and all the ways he will reveal who He is. He is my Strength! ❤️

  534. Lillian Long says:

    This reading plan pops up just when I find it a habit of everyday telling my husband I’m scared…the father truly does listen and provide for us what we truly need.

  535. Brenda Savanhu says:

    I just had a dream about eliminating anxiety then woke up to this study. Looking forward to going through it.

  536. Karla Fisher says:

    It’s not often that the situation (what is fearful) is changed when I pray, but that IM changed and my peace is transformed by Gods presence!!

  537. Cathy Krause says:

    I am constantly amazed at how God gives me what I need at exactly the time I need it.

  538. Leigh Gorham says:

    My first opportunity to walk through a new study in real time. God is so gracious and good. I had a hard time sleeping last night – a new anxiousness presented itself and I tried to walk through it, discover what the root was and give it to God. I cannot fix relationships or people – it is not my job to solve tensions between others. God is the One who can bring reconciliation, awareness, healing. Everyone has their own baggage and perspective they bring to the table. Jesus is the balm for everything. His peace transcends. I will practice the discipline of “Do not be anxious, it in everything, by prayer and supplication, present your requests to God.” ❤️ Forgive my babbling. I’m grateful to be here with each of you.

  539. Churchmouse says:

    When fear starts reaching the irrational level, I return to focusing on God’s attributes, His character. I use the alphabet to make a list. A – He is able, almighty, available, Alpha. B – He is the bread of life, the balm of Gilead etc. You get the idea. Inevitably, my fears are calmed by this simple reminder of the kind of Father I have. I have started sharing this method with our granddaughters so that they will remember that our God gives them the power to not be afraid because of Who He is. He is perfect love. He casts out fear. How I wish I had known this when I was a child but thank God I came to know it as a young adult. Now I’m older, but Truth is Truth. God’s character doesn’t change. When fears arise, I focus on my alphabet list and my spirit is quieted. Perhaps this can be of help to you, too.

  540. Sarah D. says:

    Excited for this study!! Although I have so many blessings, this time in my life has been the most anxious I’ve ever been. To be honest, I’m so frustrated that I feel anxious. I’m literally doing everything that is good: reading my Bible everyday, praying that the Lord would help me rest in him, searching for community to join and be honest with each other. I feel like I’m doing everything “right”, and yet I still feel anxious. I hate it!! I don’t know what’s wrong, and part of me is asking if I should leave my job and move back home. I don’t think that’s the answer, although maybe it could be. I don’t want to give up when it’s hard, but my anxiety from work can be overwhelming. Last week was better, I felt like I had a good attitude, but I feel like my emotions are on a rollercoaster…sometimes they’re up and sometimes down. Still haven’t been able to find a counselor yet, but I’m going to try looking at online websites like Faithful Counseling. We’ll see. Prayers appreciated SRT sisters, sorry to go on, but would love your prayers for guidance and peace. Reminding myself of Psalm 145:18-19, The Lord is near all who call out to him…he hears their cry for help and saves them.”

  541. Rebecca Grace says:

    This study is coming at the most amazing time. I have been battling with anxiety and depression a lot lately. I have a hormonal imbalance and they can come on hard. Most days, listening to my amazing “When you need help” playlist cuts it right out. Recently though, that has not helped. My fears stem from not being good enough, a good enough wife for my husband to be happy and stay, a good enough mom for my kids to be healthy and happy, a good enough friend to be there when needed. I know the Bible says otherwise but coming at it from an angle of fear will be amazing. I pray for all of you during this journey!

  542. Ellie Allen says:

    I had the same fear for my husband but he got the virus and handled it better than I did! Weakened immune systems because of autoimmune disease has plagued us for several years now. One of the things that helps keep it at bay is the GAPS diet that helps to heal leaky gut…when my husbands autoimmune seems to stem. I have no idea of your daughters circumstance but I wanted to pass along a little encouragement from our experiences.

  543. Taylor says:

    @Jillian Lee I really resonate with your story of being so caught up in fear over losing a relationship/being alone that I stayed in a relationship God was clearly calling me out of for so long before finally laying it down at the feet of Jesus and walking away. The Lord has done a lot of work on my heart in the months since my breakup and He has carried me through and taught me so much about trust and obedience! Praying for your heart that you can continue to trust and obey until the Lord answers our prayers for a husband!
    @Kristen Dill lifting you up in prayer!

    I’m excited for this new study :)

  544. Marjorie Crites says:

    New to replying on a thread with others on this app. Been really struggling lately with fear of so many things. I got into an argument with my spouse before bed, my daughter from college is home with a concussion, my anxiety and depression are taking vicious turns beating me up. I wake up to this notification that a plan is available. I open up my app and almost cry. See when I get stressed or fearful? I put myself into a little ball. I don’t pray. In fact I’ll do anything to get my thoughts off of what I’m fearful of. I know that God wants to meet me in that place with open arms and a warm embrace. But I run. And when I wake up to a notification of a plan that I’m struggling with right now I see pure love from my Father. Like I know you’re running from me a bit right now, but come read this. I’m thankful my Father runs after me even when I’m turning from Him. He is a good God and gracious Father and he doesn’t want a one of us to live in fear.

  545. Laurie Watje says:

    Excited to begin this journey together, my daughter and I are doing this study together as well. My prayer for all is for the Holy Spirit to reveal to us our hidden fears and that the Word of God will strengthen us in order for all of us to truly embrace a lifestyle of “Do not fear” in order to accomplish all that our Father God wants us to do on this earth!!

  546. Rebecca Grace says:

    Prayers to you two. My son was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes last July so I understand this fear you have.

  547. Courtney Latter says:

    Just prayed for you and him

  548. Courtney Box says:

    How timely this study is for me! My precious one year old is medically fragile and goes in for gtube surgery in two weeks. God is definitely preparing the way for my anxious heart! ♥️ Clinging to His Word and His promises!

  549. Nancy Singleton says:

    @Kearstin Hickey, I really live what you said. It’s an insight I’ve never considered-fear as flagging an area I need to bring Jesus into. Thanks for that thought.

  550. Kenya Rafferty says:

    So much of todays reading reflected that Gods love – through his righteousness and through Jesus – keeps us from fear. If we lean in to his embrace and are willing to feel the love he has for us, then even when we are fearful we know exactly where to go.

  551. Tricia Anderson says:

    I am full of fear this morning as my 26 year old son goes to jail this morning for 10 days for reckless driving and alluding the police. Please pray he will turn his life over to God.

    1. Chris S says:

      Prayers!!

  552. Erin Heimbecker says:

    I have had many trials in my life that God has brought be though when my fears were at their highest. I am currently going through a trial with my siblings and father that has me doubting and fearful. This plan is exactly what I needed to help remind me to not fear❤️

  553. Paula Strong says:

    This will be a great study for me. My daughter has an autoimmune disorder and I have spent two years (just about) living in fear she would catch this virus and end up back in the hospital.

  554. Tatenda Muranda says:

    ❤️

  555. Angie says:

    As I think back over the seasons of my life (single, early married, babies, teens, empty nest), in each there have been times of faith and fear. Sometimes I “chose” to step forward in faith. Sometimes I “chose” to allow the feeling-of-fear to hold me back.

    Two things I am pondering presently:
    Why would it even be a consideration, as to whether I will step out in faithful obedience, when God calls? Shouldn’t the attitude of my heart be predetermined to hear and obey – NOT “decide” once I hear it?
    Another question is, Do I “fear” to the point that I “chose” to live safely confined?
    Don’t get me wrong, there is nothing about me that thinks we should go out there and test God…no way!
    At the same time, I wonder, do I limit my faith in God so that I don’t even allow myself to step out of my safely built fence, into His purpose for my life?

    I want to live so that obedience is not a choice I make, but a choice I have already made. I desire to live in fearless faith, already saying, “yes” to whatever I am called to in the name of my Savior and Lord, Jesus. It is a heart attitude that can only be given and empowered by God. Please Lord, work in my heart I pray. Faith not fear, exemplified in immediate obedience. I am afraid to ask – help me, this is only possible in You. Amen.

  556. Melanie says:

    Fear is a big issue with me along with trust . Praying for an open and moldable heart ❤️. Praying we are all strengthened in this study Happy Monday ladies

  557. Saile Guzman says:

    Faith > Control

  558. Jillian Lee says:

    This time last year I was in a relationship I thought was headed toward marriage and My constant fear was losing him, losing the future we were building and losing his family I had grown so close to. We were under so much stress and that fear of abandonment was making me crazy with even more irrational fears. Finally we broke up and everything I was afraid of I had to face. He abandoned me. I lost his family. I lost this fairytale future I had been dreaming up and I had to face the reality that I had been fearing; living life alone.
    Now God was very present in every step but there were so many moments in my grief I felt like I was so alone.
    Looking back it felt like everything I feared God was like “ we are going to walk through that and you are going to trust me”
    I wish I could say I got back together with my guy but I can’t. I definitely learned how to trust God and I am still learning to hand over every little set of fearful thoughts that creeps into my head because that verse “ If God is for us who can be against us.”
    I still sometimes fear I’m never going to love anyone as much as the love I have lost, but God walked me through the most emotional pain I’ve personally ever been through, what can’t he do ?

  559. Erin Washburn says:

    I am a child of God. I pray that I would glorify Him and let His mightiness shine by letting Him snuff out my worldly, fleshy fears.

  560. AG says:

    This plan is coming at a time in my life when I am going to start experiencing change and making important decisions about my future. I am excited to learn more about how to lean on God and not fear. Kristen Dill – praying for you!

  561. Ginnie Schlosser says:

    Kristen. Your comment caught my attention. I too walked that journey years ago, and know how awful an anxiety order can be. I was also able to get off the anxiety medication during the pandemic. I wish you the very best and will pray God’s blessing and help for you. Sending love my Sister

  562. Mary Warren says:

    Thanks for sharing that! Allows Jesus more access… that helps me. Thank you

  563. Angie says:

    Kristin Dill – Hopefully a word of encouragement… I have a young friend who was on medicine for bi-polar disfunction. With the help of her doctor, she too weaned off a medicine because she wanted to become pregnant. She felt many of the concerns you expressed. I’m happy to tell you that my friend has a beautiful and healthy little girl that just turned one. I pray that your doctor would have wisdom and that you would lean into your relationship with Jesus as through the Holy Spirit He guides you. I pray for you for God’s plan and His peace.

  564. Kearstin Hickey says:

    I don’t think fear is unavoidable or anyone can claim to always be without it. However I do think fear is information. It shines a light to which areas we can allow Jesus more access in our heart. Fear is a flag for where to lean more on the Lord.

  565. Rebecca Wilton says:

    Great reminder that it is actually a command to not fear, not just reassurance.
    I loved the reminder that God not only gives the command, but the ways and means of obeying it.

  566. Rebecca Wilton says:

    Great reminder that it is actually a command to not fear, not just reassurance.

  567. Liz Ross says:

    ❤️ God is with you as you as you walk this road. Rest in His love & do the next right thing.

  568. Kelly (NEO) says:

    For me, if I fear a circumstance or situation, it is a reaction that reveales to me that I don’t have control and I am not trusting the God who is in control.

    “I am the Lord, the first
    and with the last—I am he.” Isa. 41:4b

  569. Elizabeth Trull says:

    ❤️

  570. Colleen Politanski says:

    How great is our God

  571. Arina says:

    I don’t have to fear because He is with me. He is my God. He will strengthen and help me. He will hold me up. He is here to help me. No things present or things to come can separate me from His love.

  572. Kristen Dill says:

    This study comes at a very interesting place in my mental health journey and life. I have had generalized anxiety disorder and depression for nearly 15 years, and while my depression has seemed to wane thanks to medication and therapy, my anxiety has remained and plagued my mind and body. The last few weeks, with the help of my psychiatrist, I have been trying to wean off one of my anxiety meds, as I hope to get pregnant later this year and it is not a medication that is safe for pregnancy. I have taken it every night for the last 5 years, and as the wean progresses, my body is showing physical signs of distress such as face/cheek numbness with a very large and splotchy rash on each side. It feels like a sunburn, and is so frustrating! Mentally, however, I don’t notice any worsening of the anxiety that usually accompanies the physical manifestations.
    —all this to say, I am thankful for this study. I listened to the first half of the podcast and I am thanking God for His faithfulness! I am relying on God more than ever, and SRT has helped me really learn to love the Word again! I pray that these next few weeks will finally bring me freedom from fear and anxiety, and I pray that over every one of you! May the Lord protect our bodies and minds as we uncover root fears that have taken place in us for far too long.

  573. Kristen Dill says:

    This study comes at a very interesting place in my mental health journey and life. I have had generalized anxiety disorder and depression for nearly 15 years, and while my depression has seemed to wane thanks to medication and therapy, my anxiety has remained and plagued my mind and body. The last few weeks, with the help of my psychiatrist, I have been trying to wean off one of my anxiety meds, as I hope to get pregnant later this year and it is not a medication that is safe for pregnancy. I have taken it every night for the last 5 years, and as the wean progresses, my body is showing physical signs of distress such as face/cheek numbness with a very large and splotchy rash on each side. It feels like a sunburn, and is so frustrating! Mentally, however, I don’t notice any worsening of the anxiety that usually accompanies the physical manifestations.

  574. Melissa Sell says:

    Thank you!! I’m going through a season of change. A reminder I need when I get to caught up in the worldly changes around me.