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5 Scripture Verses that Helped Changed My Life

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How Scriptures Helps Me Overcome Anxiety and Insecurity By Allison Gingras, Reconciled To You
Most of my life I have struggled with anxiety and insecurity. There were days, if I could get myself out of bed, I would not leave my home afraid of what evil or injury may befell me. Honestly, there are still days my Germaphobia paralyzes me at the entrance of a building afraid to touch the door handle or hinders me from even shaking people's hands. When fear is not wrestling with me insecurity is. Unsure of my abilities and fear of failing has left many a dream incomplete or unfulfilled.

Discovering the Word of God has been this empowering gift! While I continue to battle my fears and phobias, the Scriptures have given me strength that nothing else was able to. I can stand on the Word of God to battle those demons that threaten to steal my joy and derail the plans God has for me. Listening to Jesus in the Gospels teaches me how to trust in Him, have hope and discover that I am loved be…

What scares the sh*t out of you? What can you do about it?

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What is fear to you?Is it the monster in the closet that looms over you in the middle of the night?Is it those butterflies that won't stop fluttering in your stomach?Is it that dread you wake up with, morning after morning?
Cesar Mascarenhas Child Imagination, Flickr Creative Commons
What do you do with fear?Do you run away from it?Do you run straight into it?Do you pretend it's not there, blocking it out by doing something that makes you feel good (whether it's good for you or not)? Fear comes home Fear was my constant companion the year my father was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor. At first I blocked out my fear by turning to food therapy, bingeing on junk food. My exercise regimen went out the window and and my weight shot up. In the end I felt worse rather than better. Meanwhile, my dad was dying and there was no time to waste.
Turning towards fear There comes a point when the effort to avoid fear (and the ensuing burden of guilt) exceeds the fear itself. Cau…