For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace. Romans 8:6 (ESV)
If a snare catches an animal around the foot, it holds them, preventing them from eating, drinking and living life. Proverbs 29:25 says that fear is like a snare. It tries to stop you from enjoying relationships and life in general.
However, you can free yourself from the snare of fear in every area of your life.
Some say that you only need to pray and command fear to go and it will leave; however, there is one more step.
As long as you remain focused on fear, fear will not leave. Prayer is vital but you also need to set your focus on God by meditating on His Word. When you read it, asking God to show you what you need to know, it reveals to you more about who you truly are. It is a love letter from God that says to you, personally: “I love you!” (Romans 8:37-39). “I will take care of everything you need!” (Philippians 4:19). “You can live a life filled with peace!” (John 14:27).
As you focus on God’s Word, you begin to trust more of what it teaches you. Fear no longer has the power to control you as you become completely secure in God’s promises for you. Although life will still be difficult at times, having a solid confidence in God through it all is an incredible way to live!