Our obedience begins with a choice to stop being afraid and followed by a decision to start trusting God.
Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me. (JOHN 14:1)
The antidote to fear is faith. When you toss and turn in the middle of the night, worried and fearful over something that’s going on in your life or the life of someone you love, be comforted and calmed as you think on who God is. Make a mental list of His attributes. Alphabetize the list to help you focus on and remember who He is.
He is bigger than your fears because He’s able, benevolent, compassionate, dependable, eternal, faithful, good, etc.
Jesus’ statement “Do not let your heart be troubled” is not a suggestion. It’s a command that you and I are to obey. Our obedience begins with a choice to stop being afraid, followed by a decision to start trusting God. He’s the God of gods who’s made Himself visible and knowable and approachable through Jesus Christ. Just trust Him! Trust Him!