Fight Your Fears: Trusting God’s Character and Promises When You Are Afraid by Kristen Wetherell helps readers fight their fears by cultivating the fear of the Lord.
“When we no longer fear God as we ought the result is that we fear lesser things too much.”
Wetherell explores how sin distorted healthy fear of the Lord and encourages readers to know, love, and fear the one who empowers us to fight fear.
The author provides scripture and helpful insights to help the reader understand how to bring back a healthy fear of God in his/her life. In order to see ourselves rightly, Wetherell says we need to see God rightly.
The book shares six promises that address six of our greatest fears:
When You Fear You Won’t Have Enough
When You Fear Evil
When You Fear Loneliness
When You Fear Failure
When You Fear Man
When You Fear Death
One of my favorite chapters was about the fear of failure. God used Abraham, Aaron, Peter, and Paul despite their sins and failures.
“God’s word isn’t about great men and women but, but a great and strong God.”
“God’s holiness leads us to recognize our lowliness before him.”
After researching the fear of the Lord in my own life for several years, I thought the author did a thorough job of providing an accurate theological view of fearing God. Although I found myself wanting to know more about the author’s struggle with fear on a deeper level, I thought the scriptural insights were helpful. The scripture memory cards provided at the end of the book are great!
“Fighting your fear is like muscle memory—the more you fight, the more and better you will fight.”
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House in exchange for my honest review.