How do you get the courage to confront your fear?
Hmmm. Good question.
Fear can come at us in some interesting ways.
Boldly, like a car bearing down on you, making your heart race and you scramble for some way to escape. Or quietly, like a thief in the night, sneaky and subtle, robbing you of any sense of peace.
As a suspense writer I get to have my characters face some fearful situations;
a known mob boss vows to kill my heroine in Double Jeopardy,
a saboteur tries to blow my heroine up in Double Cross,
someone tries to frame my heroine for
murder in Double Threat Christmas
and in my upcoming June release, Her Last Chance, my heroine has amnesia and doesn't know why someone wants her dead.
But what about fear that doesn't have to do with circumstances beyond our control?
Like the fear of commitment, or the fear of success? The fear of being hurt or rejected?
The Bible teaches us that fear is not from God. I think this refers to the internal fears we battle, not the situational fears of our circumstances.
Sometimes walking through the fear is the way to find God's purpose for our lives.
Sometimes fear is a signal from God that this is the path He wants us to take.
So in answer to the question: How do you get your courage to confront your fear? I look to God's word.
In the book of Isaiah chapter 41 verse 10, this is God's answer to fear.
'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you in my righteous right hand.'