I am fearful of cancer. As a three-time cancer survivor, I worry and am anxious about another reoccurrence. Thankfully, God has allowed me to be part of ground breaking clinical trials and medications that He has used to heal me of this very challenging disease. I am thankful for each day I have to spread His fame and name. However, at least a month before my 6-month cancer check, I become agitated and fearful. Over decades of living with cancer, I’ve found the best remedy for fear is God’s Word and prayer.
When you, family members, or students, experience fear, try this easy object lesson:
Ask, “What are some things of which you are afraid?” Have children to write down their fears on a piece of paper.
Say, “Fear is an emotion that we all experience. God knows we are fearful, and that is why His Word is full of scriptures about fear. Remember to think about the power of God instead of the fears. The next time you are fearful, thank God for how He has taken care of you in the past and think about how big and great He is.
Now, wad up your paper that is full of fears and throw it in this waste basket and say Isaiah 43:1b-2a together: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you.” ESV
Conclude, “The next time you are fearful, replace your fear with faith in God.”