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|Wounded Emotions: Fear|
Restoring Families: Overcoming Abusive Relationships through Christ
Living Free Every Day®
Thoughts for Today
We often repress intense fear. We push it down and cover it up with other emotions like anger, depression, and anxiety. If we grow up with fear as a major organizer of our emotional life, we have difficulty developing trusting relationships. When we do connect with people, we have trouble being natural and genuine.
Consider this ...
Philippians 4:6 tells us specific steps to take to overcome fear:
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. (NIV)
Talk to God about everything. Believe that He loves you--and thank Him for His love. Only then will you be able to walk in peace, not fear. Remember that this is not a onetime event. Daily we need to give all our cares and fears to Him, and commit to trusting in His love.
These thoughts were drawn from ...
Restoring Families: Overcoming Abusive Relationships through Christ by Janet M. Lerner, D.S.W. This study helps to minister to families caught in the cycle of abusive relationships. The curriculum deals with overcoming these abusive relationships through Christ and is recommended for use in support groups and Christian counseling.
Note: This curriculum was written especially for small groups, and we encourage people to use it that way. However, it can also be used effectively as a personal study for individuals or couples.
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