Faith over fear because it is the antidote

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I remember using the tagline in my other blog of Faith is the antidote to fear. The more the enemy tries to cause fear the harder we need to lean into God and His Word and His promises. Unlike some medicines that just mask the symptoms, antidote counteracts the effects of a poison or toxin, neutralizing the substance or preventing it from causing further harm to the body. Faith is the antidote to fear! If fear tries to rear its head or become a toxin or poison in your life, lean into God and choose faith so that the situation can be remedied, mitigating the harmful effects of fear on the body and helping to restore health and prevent further damage.

The Power of Faith in Overcoming Fear

In Psalm 56:3-4, David declares, "When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?" 

This passage illustrates the foundational truth that faith in God dispels fear. When we place our trust in Him, we acknowledge His sovereignty and power over every situation, thereby diminishing the grip of fear on our hearts.

Through faith, we recognize that God is with us, as stated in Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” This assurance of God’s presence and support empowers us to confront our fears with confidence, knowing that He will sustain us and see us through every trial and challenge.

Key Takeaway:

Faith enables us to confront fear with courage and trust in God’s promises. By relying on His Word and His presence, we can overcome fear and experience the peace that surpasses all understanding.


In times of fear and uncertainty, let us intentionally cultivate our faith by immersing ourselves in Scripture, prayer, and fellowship with other believers. As we anchor ourselves in God’s truth and promises, we can face life’s challenges with unwavering confidence, knowing that He is faithful to fulfill His purposes in our lives.

Choosing Faith Over Fear

In 2 Timothy 1:7, Paul reminds us, "For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind." 

This verse highlights the contrast between fear, which is rooted in uncertainty and doubt, and faith, which is grounded in the certainty of God’s character and promises. When faced with fearful circumstances, we have a choice to make: to succumb to fear or to stand firm in faith.

The story of Peter walking on water with Jesus in Matthew 14:28-31 exemplifies the consequences of wavering faith. Initially, Peter steps out of the boat in faith, but as he sees the wind and waves, fear overwhelms him, causing him to sink. Yet, even in his moment of doubt, Peter cries out to Jesus, who immediately reaches out His hand and saves him. This narrative underscores the importance of continually fixing our eyes on Jesus amidst life’s storms, trusting Him to sustain us and keep us from sinking into fear.

Key Takeaway:

Fear paralyzes, but faith propels us forward. By consciously choosing faith over fear, we position ourselves to experience the miraculous work of God in our lives, as He strengthens us and leads us into victory.


Let us intentionally cultivate a mindset of faith by saturating our minds with God’s truth, meditating on His promises, and seeking His guidance through prayer. As we make the deliberate choice to trust in God’s faithfulness, we will find the courage to face our fears head-on and emerge victorious in His strength.

Living Fearlessly Through Faith

In Romans 8:38-39, Paul proclaims, "For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." 

This profound declaration encapsulates the unwavering assurance that believers have in God’s unfailing love and protection. When our faith is firmly rooted in Christ, we can face any challenge or adversity with fearless confidence, knowing that nothing can separate us from His love.

Faith empowers us to rise above our circumstances and see beyond the temporal challenges of life. As Hebrews 11:1 affirms, “Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.” It is through the lens of faith that we perceive the unseen realities of God’s kingdom and His eternal purposes, enabling us to navigate life with steadfast hope and unwavering trust in His sovereign plan.

Key Takeaway:

Fear loses its grip when confronted with the unwavering faith that is anchored in the unchanging character of God. As we cultivate a lifestyle of faith-filled living, we can embrace each day with boldness and courage, knowing that God is with us and for us.


Let us commit to living fearlessly by actively exercising our faith in every area of our lives. Through prayer, obedience to God’s Word, and reliance on His Spirit, may we continually deepen our trust in His goodness and faithfulness. As we walk in faith, we testify to the world of the transformative power of God’s love and grace, inspiring others to also choose faith over fear.

Clinging to Faith: Our Unshakable Anchor in the Storms of Fear

In conclusion, faith indeed serves as the antidote to fear, offering believers a pathway to victory and freedom from the shackles of anxiety and doubt. As we immerse ourselves in God’s Word, cling to His promises, and cultivate a lifestyle of faith-filled living, we position ourselves to experience His peace that surpasses all understanding. Let us, therefore, choose faith over fear, knowing that in Christ, we are more than conquerors, and nothing can separate us from His love.

Today’s Devotional:

This year, I am utilizing the 365 Daily Devotions book I received for Christmas, applying its teachings specifically in the context of fatherhood. It’s called WALKING WITH GOD by DAVID JEREMIAH. It’s exciting to get to learn from a new resource this year as we have tried different options the past two years and will keep working through this one for 2024. For more information about the author and his ministry, visit:


Verse: Isaiah 12:2 (NIV)

Surely God is my salvation; I will trust and not be afraid. The Lord, the Lord himself, is my strength and my defense; he has become my salvation.”

Today’s Devotional gets us to ponder what it is that is capturing our thoughts. Are we focusing on what’s going on in the world and getting triggered when a journalist brings up Armageddon? Are we focusing on problems or issues facing our finances, our family, or our church?

Today’s Devotional points us to the phrase “no more” and directs us to the book of Revelation. It caused me to do a search and see how many times it is used and how it is used and I found the following:

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“No More”

  1. Revelation 21:4 (NIV): “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
  2. Revelation 21:25 (NIV): “On no day will its gates ever be shut, for there will be no night there.”
  3. Revelation 22:3 (NIV): “No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him.”

These verses portray a vision of the future state of the new heaven and new earth, where the effects of sin and suffering are eradicated, and God’s eternal kingdom is established in perfection and glory.

“No More” fear isn’t only for the end times, it was something from the coming of Jesus

Ever realize the number of times in the Bible we find the words or theme “fear not”? The phrase “fear not” or “do not fear” appears numerous times throughout the Bible, serving as a recurring theme that underscores God’s reassurance and encouragement to His people. While the exact count may vary slightly depending on the translation, it occurs approximately 365 times, emphasizing the significance of trusting in God’s protection and sovereignty each day of the year. This repetition emphasizes the importance of overcoming fear through faith in God’s promises and presence.

Today’s Devotional closes with a word to encourage our faith as the antidote for fear when it says “whether you’re worried about Armageddon in the future or aggravations today, trust Him and don’t be afraid.” That’s right lean in and trust God walking by faith.

“The Psalmist said, “What time I am afraid, I will trust in Thee.” That is good, very good. But still better is what Isaiah said, “I will trust, and not be afraid.”


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