Gaining Freedom from Fear

The Bible contains many comforting statements that reveal God's ever-presence and His ability to comfort, guide, and protect us. These statements, understood in the light of Christian Science, can help us to subdue fear and gain dominion over its suggestions.

Joshua said to the Israelites, "Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." josh. 1:9; And Isaiah heard the Word of God: "Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness....For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee." Isa. 41:10,13;

Fear deprives one of peace of mind. Fear is a negative quality which implies that good is not present and that evil has power to destroy. When fear occupies consciousness, it is manifested in illness, discord, lost opportunities, lack, and so forth. But Christian Science reveals fear for the nothingness that it really is. Mrs. Eddy says, "Fear is a belief of sensation in matter: this belief is neither maintained by Science nor supported by facts, and exists only as fable." Miscellaneous Writings, p. 93;

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