(Proverbs 29:25 KJV) The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.
“Fear” (2731) has a way of sneaking up on us. Have you ever looked back and asked yourself, “Why did I do that?” Or have you wondered, “What was I afraid of?” Have you ever looked back and said, “Why didn’t I say _______?” You know you have.
Our default setting is fight or flight. We will either raise our fist or move our feet. Both are the kind of reaction that takes over before we have a chance to think. These responses can be learned. Reactions can be changed. I think fencing demonstrates this. I have never tried it but my understanding is that you train yourself to respond without thinking.
We can train ourselves to naturally trust the Lord in a crisis. It will be harder for some than others, but all can make progress.
So? Listen to what God has to say. Let the written Word permeate your being. Be lifted up in worship. Lay the groundwork for a life resistant to fear.