Daily Discipline – Facing Your Fears

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Hello and Welcome!

It is a new week and a new day and I’m so glad you could join me as we continue our journey toward renewing our minds and improving our self-discipline. If you’re just joining me, you can read my article, A New Self Discipline Journey to learn more about why I am doing this, and how this may benefit you as well.

This week we are going to focus each day on fear and worry. Each day this week I will provide affirmations, scriptures, and daily challenges regarding this topic. Next week will be a new one!

With that said, let’s start our morning together!


Before we begin let us take some deep breaths to calm our mind and prepare us for this mornings discipline.


I personally like to have some soft music in the background, so if that’s something you like as well below you will find a song you can play for the duration of our time together.

PRAYER For Facing Fear

Now that we’re calm, let us transition to a time of prayer. Over the next few minutes you can pray on your own or feel free to use the following prayer:

Heavenly Father,

Help me through all of my days.  Teach me not to worry.  Remind me to not be anxious. As it says in Philippians ‘Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.’ 

I am making my requests known to you right now. I need help.  I need you. I thank you.


Prayers to Overcome Fear, Anxiety, and Stress | Positively Jane

AFFIRMATIONS for Facing Fear

Here are a few affirmations for this morning that you can put in your pocket and carry with you throughout your day.

As you read through them, repeat each one out loud at least three times before moving to the next. Take your time. Close your eyes and say them to yourself as well. Let these words sink into your heart and mind this morning:

  1. When I face my fears, they lose their power over me.
  2. I take one step at a time, and each step gets me closer to conquering my fear.
  3. I acknowledge my fear, and then I let it go.
  4. Setbacks are lessons that teach me how to move forward.

SCRIPTURES For Facing Fear

As Christians, our affirmations should be rooted in the strength and power of God who empowers us and strengthens us to face every trial and every day (both good and bad).

Here are some scriptures that further support the affirmations we just spoke to ourselves. Again, repeat each one three times out loud before moving to the next one. Take your time. Maybe try to commit these to memory as well:

  1. Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
  2. Psalm 34:4-8, “I sought the Lord, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears. Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.”
  3. Psalm 56:3-4, “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?”
  4. Psalm 91:4-5, “He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart. You will not fear the terror of night, nor the arrow that flies by day.”


Our challenge today is this: listen to this podcast from Dr. Caroline Leaf about facing your fear.

Sometimes, other people address a subject better than me and I want to simply point people to that resource. In this case, Dr. Caroline Leaf, a renown Christian neuroscientist, has a podcast episode where she talks about facing your fear – and I’m doing just that – pointing to her.

So my challenge today is easy – take some time today to listen to this episode and put into practice the things mentioned for facing your fear. I think this will be a great resource going forward, so maybe book mark it for the future.

Quote of the Day

Today’s quote comes from writer Ralph Waldo Emerson:

He who is not everyday conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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