Pastor David Lawson

God is greater than your fears.

Fear robs us of God’s best. And reaching your full potential in Jesus is on the other side of your fears.

David wrote in Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?

You and I were never meant to live in fear but in freedom.  And God has insured that through the eternal work of Jesus.  God is not only greater than our fears, He has, through Jesus, lifted us up above our fears.  The Apostle Paul describes it this way:

And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus…” – Ephesians 2:6

Overcoming fears begins with understanding these truths and then claiming them for yourself.

So what fear or fears do you have?

  •      Name them.
  •      Claim them.
  •      Renounce them.
  •      Release them.

With each fear, renounce them out loud, claiming the truth of the authority of Jesus in your life.

I renounce my fear of [name fear]. It will no longer control me. I place it under the authority of Jesus, my salvation and my strength.

And then, after you have renounced each of your fears, acknowledge to God that you are placing your fears squarely in His capable hands.

Heavenly Father, forgive me for allowing my fear rather than you to control my life.  I acknowledge that you are bigger than my fear.  I acknowledge you are on the throne and my fear is not.  I believe you are my strength. I recognize that in Christ I have victory over my fear.  I claim that victory, today.  When I am afraid, I will trust in you.  I give you my fear, and I leave it with you.

Now, when that fear rears its head again, don’t pick it up.  Renounce it again, and give it over to Jesus’ authority.  Walk in freedom.  Pursue the full potential Jesus has in store for you.

Freedom is on the other side of your fear.