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Session 3

How To Overcome Your Worst Fears

Read: Revelation 2:8-11

Suffering can look different for each of us. Maybe it looks like sickness, financial strain or infertility. Whatever it is, when trouble hits, we each have two options. We can run or face it head on. The word that Jesus speaks to the church in Smyrna is a hard one, but it raises an important question: How do we overcome our worst fears?

Sometimes God doesn't deliver us from the trial, but He saves us through it. Jesus promised his followers before the crucifixion, "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world" (John 16:33b). In fact, the Bible tells us that Jesus himself learned obedience by what He suffered (Hebrews 5:7-8).

Just because we're in pain or going through a difficult season doesn't mean we are being punished for past or present sins or that that God is against us. Trite as it may sound, God uses difficult seasons to teach us important lessons. Our job is to find out what those lessons are. Difficult circumstances are the perfect opportunity to draw closer to God through prayer, reading the Bible and worshiping through music. When we are weak, then He is strong (2 Corinthians 12:9-10).

In a difficult season, God wants to give us something we've never had before because we've never needed it before. Let’s not miss it. Instead, seek the God who has overcome all of our troubles, and trust Him more.

Reflect:

  • Are you in a difficult season of life right now? What is something that God could be teaching you through this season?
  • Think back to a difficult season you’ve overcome. What helped you overcome that season? What lessons did God teach you through it?
  • How does God want to use you to help someone you know through a difficult season right now?

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You Can Be Fearless

You Can Be Fearless

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2

Stop Going Through The Motions

Stop Going Through The Motions

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3

How To Overcome Your Worst Fears

How To Overcome Your Worst Fears

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4

How To Overcome Temptation

How To Overcome Temptation

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5

Look How Far You’ve Come

Look How Far You’ve Come

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Do You Work Out?

Do You Work Out?

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7

A Command For Every Christian

A Command For Every Christian

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8

Are You Ready?

Are You Ready?

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9

Worship Doesn’t Just Happen on Sunday

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10

Worthy

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11

Is Judgment Day For Real?

Is Judgment Day For Real?

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12

Fighting For Us Always

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13

There Is Another Way

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14

How Much Do You Need To Know?

How Much Do You Need To Know?

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15

What You Need To Know When Hope Seems Lost

What You Need To Know When Hope Seems Lost

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16

When Satan Attacks

When Satan Attacks

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17

The Authority on Joy

The Authority on Joy

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18

Christianity Isn’t A Magic Wand

Christianity Isn’t A Magic Wand

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19

If It Ain’t Good, Then God Ain’t Done

If It Ain’t Good, Then God Ain’t Done

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20

What’s The Purpose Of Wrath?

What’s The Purpose Of Wrath?

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21

The Making of a Martyr

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22

Get Rich Quick Or Be Rich Forever

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23

Don’t Worship The Messenger

Don’t Worship The Messenger

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24

Who Are You, Lord?

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25

Satan Will Meet His Doom

Satan Will Meet His Doom

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26

Not Everyone Experiences Heaven

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27

A Personal Appointment

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