Fear is Spiritual Clutter. Have you ever thought about it that way? We’ve worked our way through 12 ways to Be Still and finished applying 13 Promises to help us Overcome Fear. The theme God has repeated over and over again is Trust. To Trust God, I have to declutter my life from the fear that keeps me from being still with God.
Trust God. I can’t trust God if I am holding onto all these fears. How about you?
What are you afraid of right now?
More specifically, what are you afraid will happen if you will only be still and trust God? Click To Tweet
Can I be super honest? I’m afraid God will let bad things happen. My trust issues stem from real hurts and struggles from a past where God didn’t step in to stop the hurt. Can you relate?
Now, on the other side of those things, I can see God’s hand was with me through all the hard things:
But that brokenness led me down the path to faith. I want to be angry and withhold my trust. But God has been so faithful. The same way God was faithful in the Bible, He will be faithful to you if you choose to Be Still. But we need some help to declutter our mind of the fears, don’t we?
When you choose to Be Still and Know God:
The Lord will fight for You, so Be Still instead of complaining. Exodus 14:14 (AMP)
Sometimes God says “No” or Wait”. There is always a good reason. Wait on God and Be still. 1 Kings 22:3 (AMP)
Spend time remembering how God has blessed you. It will help you Be Still when facing real needs and chaos. Psalm 4:4 (AMP)
You can rest in God’s ability to provide and praise Him for restoring your soul. Psalm 23:1-2 (AMP)
Be content in God’s plan for your life instead of striving to have the better-looking life of others. Psalm 37:7 (AMP)
Learning to let God control your life is a witness to the Lost world drawing others to God. Psalm 46:10 (AMP)
When God feels silent Pray harder and Fast. He will answer you. Psalm 83:1 (AMP)
Praising God, making a fool of yourself in worship and God will meet you in that place. Psalm 84:4 (AMP)
God controls every story (big or small) and we can Be Still in His control. Psalm 107:29 (AMP)
Mourn when change is hard to bring healing. The God who never fails will fix the broken pieces. Isaiah 23:2 (AMP)
Witnessing the Justice of God brings the fear of the Lord like nothing else. Being Still, trusting God’s heart, in those times grows your relationship so much deeper. Jeremiah 47:6 (AMP)
Follow Jesus’ example to Be Still and know God. God’s heart is always for even when you don’t understand God’s hand. Mark 4:39 (AMP)
Have you experienced the Faithfulness of God?
It doesn’t matter how faithful God has been in my past, I still struggle to declutter my mind from the fear and trust Him in each new struggle. Am I the only one?
God says “Tiffany, just Be Still.” and I reply “But God what about that time when you allowed…?” “What if he doesn’t step out?” “But what if she doesn’t do such and such…”
Do you get stuck in the But God’s too?
I don’t know what season you are in today, but God is with you and He has made some Powerful Promises to help you overcome the fears keeping you stuck!
How to Declutter Your Life from Fear: Claim these 13 Promises of God to Overcome Fear and Be Still
But God, I don’t feel like you see me or this mess. God, Do you hear when I cry?
Be Still and do not fear because God hears you Genesis 21:17. Yes, God sees you and yes, God hears you. You can be still and know that you are not alone in this struggle.
But God, I feel alone in this fight. Are you really always with me?
Be Still and do not fear because God is with you Genesis 26:24. Yes, when life is hard God is with you. When life is good God is with you. God will never leave you or forsake you so you do not have to be afraid!
But God, this situation looks impossible. Can you save me when I can’t see any logical way to win?
Be Still and do not fear because God saves you Exodus 14:13. Nothing is impossible with God in fact, With God all things are possible. God does not depend on human logic. Just be still and know that God will save you.
But God, I am weak and the enemy seems strong. Shouldn’t I pull my weight in the battle?
Be Still and do not fear because God delivers you Numbers 21:34. God will deliver you and conquer the giants in your life. Your victory does not depend on how strong you are but How powerful your God is!
But God, it has been one thing after another thing until I am too tired to fight. Why is the battle so long and hard?
Be Still and do not fear because God fights for you Deuteronomy 3:22. You do not need to worry about how long and hard the battle is because God will fight it for you. All you need to win when in Spiritual Warfare is to be still with God and pray. God will fight the battle.
But God, The enemy in front of me is terrifying. God are you really bigger than my enemy?
Be Still and do not fear because God is greater than your enemy 2 Kings 6:16. God is greater than your problems and enemies. Not only is God greater than your problem, but God also commands the Angel armies which far outnumber the enemy forces you face.
But God, I fail you daily and there have been times it felt like You’ve failed me. How can I overcome the fear of failure?
Be Still and do not fear because God will not fail you 1 Chronicles 28:20. God can never fail but because we see only part of the story it feels like it. To overcome the fear that God will fail you must trust the Heart of God. You have to have a kingdom mindset that says “if God allowed this it must serve a Kingdom purpose.” And don’t let fear of your failure keep you stuck because God forgives and uses the lease of these. 😉
But God, it always feels like it’s me against the world. What does ‘God is for you’ mean?
Be Still and do not fear because The Lord is for you Psalm 118:6. The Lord is for you means God is on your side. God has a plan for your life and it is for your good. Yes, bad things happen, hard things happen and it is tempting to believe that means everything is against you. But we often learn and grow the best through adversity.God is more concerned about our holiness than our comfort! So do not Fear, Be still and know that He is God. Click To Tweet
God is on your side… it is not you against the world. It is you and your Big God against the world… and He has already won the victory.
But God, I really am weak and all my strength is gone. How can I go on with this hard season of life?
Be Still and do not fear because The Lord is your strength and help Isaiah 41:10 &13. God will help you and God will strengthen you. Depend on God for your strength when you feel weak. He is faithful to hold you up when life has been too hard for too long.
But God, I have walked away and failed You too many times. Do You still want me?
Be Still and do not fear because The Lord Redeems you and calls you by name Isaiah 43:1. God has paid the price for all your sin and wondering from Him. God still wants you in fact, He calls you by name. Even if you have turned away from Him and wondered, The Lord is ever only just a prayer away.Even if you have turned away from Him and wondered, The Lord is ever only just a prayer away. Click To Tweet
But God, my past is filled with sin. Can I still come to You and serve with my past?
Be Still and do not fear because The Lord will cover your shame Isaiah 54:4. God has redeemed you, forgiven ever sin in your past present and future. The Lord calls you by name and says you are His. To sin is to be human. God will never give you shame for your redeemed past, that is the enemy and you must fight back. Guilt should come with new sin because it grieves the Holy Spirit. That guilt will lead to confession, repentance and real change.
But God, I feel like an outcast, alone, unlovable. Do You love me?
Be Still and do not fear because The Lord adopts you Romans 8:15. God chose you, adopted you and calls you His. The evidence that God loves you is in that adoption. God didn’t have to bring us into His family, it was way more than enough that He offered us a way out of Hell. But because God loves you so much, He embraces you as His child, a co-heir with Christ.
But God, this difficult situation is big and I am far from perfect. Will You really help me when I don’t deserve it?
Be Still and do not fear because The Lord has done great things for you Joel 2:21. The promise God gives to fight for you and help you and strengthen you and be with you is not dependant on you. You can not be perfect enough to earn God’s faithfulness. God is faithful because God is faithful! And listen, God has done great things for you… and He is not done yet!
So can we agree to set aside some fear today?
Even in impossible situations, against giants, through droughts and locusts, God is with you.
I feel like God has been holding my hand as I walk through this series (aren’t you glad He is such a compassionate Abba?!?!). Holding my hand saying,
“I know you are afraid but I Am with you. Trust Me, I have you, I have this. Yes, it may hurt but I will shower you with blessings on the other side of this trial.”
Decluttering your life of Fear sounds high and lofty, but it is the goal today.
Will you give God your fears?
Yes, they are real and founded in hard things, but you can give God your fears because He is Faithful.
One way I overcome fear is to replace it and fight it with specific scriptures. My sweet friend Lee from LikeMindedmusings.com created these beautiful Verse Cards for all the verses we’ve been studying on Overcoming Fear with God’s Promises. Get your copy Free below!
All the rage today is about decluttering, minimalism and living with less… It’s not something I’m good at, but I feel compelled to obey God and declutter my life starting with the fear He is pointing out.
Honestly, this is decluttering my soul of the fear that has held me captive in this season. And we are crushing it together!!!!!!
Now that we’ve tackled clearing out the clutter of fear in our mind and soul it’s time to get organized. What should our response be to Be Still and Know God, and Do not Fear?
Trust and Obey is the perfect response to Be Still and do not fear
In the same way that decluttering tips would be followed by strategies to organize your home (if I were a domestic goddess), Decluttering your mind and soul must be followed by responding to God. That is how to win the battle for your mind.
It’s not enough to clear your mind of fear, we must fill it up with God or more fear will come. A cluttered mind is normal, it’s critical that we clutter it with good things.
So as we finish our 40-days to Be Still and Know God we will focus on 7 good ways to Trust and Obey.