I have two wonderful books that I like to read yearly. Each for their own reasons give me a sense of direction of who I am and Whose I am, they are: Becoming A Woman Who Pleases God and Designing A Lifestyle That Pleases God by Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock
Here is an excerpt, on fear, from Pat Ennis' blog Unfading Beauty :
As you multi-task today consider memorizing and meditating upon these truths:
● God is with you and will keep you wherever you go (Genesis 28:15).
● You should not fear or be dismayed for the Lord goes before you; He will not leave you or forsake you (Deuteronomy 31:6, 8).
● God will provide divine power for the tasks He calls you to accomplish (Joshua 1:5).
● God will be with you throughout the assignment He has commissioned you to undertake (1 Chronicles 28:20).
● When God calls you into a difficult situation, you are to recall that the battle is not yours, but His (2 Chronicles 20:15).
● When you are protected by your Savior’s rod and staff you do not need to fear any potentially threatening environment—even death (Psalm 23:4).
● Because the Lord is your light, salvation, and the strength of your life you have no need to fear (Psalm 27:1).
● When you are afraid you are to trust in God—an act of the will, not the emotions
● No person can subvert God’s protection of you (Psalm 56:11).
● God has provided an intimate place of divine protection for you (Psalm 91:1-7).
● If you delight in God’s commandments you do not need to fear evil tidings
(Psalm 112:1, 7).
● Fear is removed when you reside in God’s wisdom (Proverbs 3:25-26).
● You need not fear if you are God’s child because He is faithful to sustain you (Isaiah 41:10-13).
● Your sovereign heavenly Father controls even the most mundane events—therefore you can have confidence that He will care for you (Matthew 10:29; Luke 12:6-7).
● The peace that your heavenly Father gives provides comfort in the midst of turmoil (John 14:27).
● If you are a child of God, you do not have need to fear death or final punishment (Romans 8:14-16).
● Spiritual resources, seeking the welfare of others rather than your own, and a properly prioritized mind, not a spirit of fear, is a gift from your heavenly Father (2 Timothy 1:7).
● He who fears has not been made perfect in love (1 John 4:17-18).
The only positive fear recorded in Scripture is the fear of God. This fear is a reverence of God’s majesty, power, and greatness; as you embrace the biblical definition of fear you will most likely find the influence of the fear of man dissipating—thus increasing your ability to multi-task with greater proficiency.
Fear can truly overtake our daily lives, can't it? In this we learn that fear truly should be. But we are encouraged, aren't we sisters, by the Lords words. He teaches us that He is with us during all and we should only fear Him and not man.
To read this entire article by Pat Ennis at Unfading Beauty go here.