Overcoming Fear And Doubt In Following God's Leading
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Overcoming Fear And Doubt In Following God’s Leading


Overcoming fear and doubt is not always easy, but it is definitely worth it. When we are obedient to God’s leading, He can do amazing things in our lives.

But sometimes, fear and doubt can paralyze us and keep us from following God’s will for our lives. We may be scared of the unknown, or we may doubt that God will actually come through for us.

But if we are willing to trust God, even when we don’t understand everything, He will guide us through whatever we are facing. He will give us the strength and courage we need to overcome our fears and doubts. And He will use us to accomplish great things for His Kingdom.

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Recognizing Fear and Doubt

When you are faced with fear and doubt, it is important to first recognize them.

Fear is a natural reaction to danger, and doubt is the feeling of not being sure. When you are feeling afraid or doubtful, it is important to take a step back and assess the situation.

Ask yourself why you are feeling this way. What is causing your fear or doubt? Is there a specific event that has triggered these feelings, or is it something more general?

Once you have identified the source of your fear or doubt, you can begin to address it. You may need to do some research, or talk to others who have been through a similar situation. But remember that God is with you every step of the way, and He will help you overcome your fears and doubts.

Following God’s Leading in Fear and Doubt

When you are faced with fear and doubt, it can be difficult to know if you are following God’s leading.

Fear can make you feel like you are being attacked, while doubt can make you question everything you believe. These feelings can be very strong, and they can lead you to doubt God’s plan for your life.

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However, it is important to remember that these feelings are not from God. They are from the enemy, and they are meant to stop you from following God’s will.

When you are faced with fear and doubt, remember these things:

  • God is with you
  • He has a plan for your life
  • The enemy is trying to deceive you
  • You can overcome fear and doubt by trusting in God

The Power of Prayer to Clear Doubts

Prayer is one of the most powerful tools we have to clear our doubts and overcome our fears.

When we pray, we communicate with God, and He can give us the strength and courage we need to follow His will. He can help us to see things in a different light and to understand that His plan for us is always better than anything we could come up with on our own.

Prayer can also help us to stay focused on what is important and to keep our priorities in order. When we are faced with difficult choices, prayer can help us to make the right decision.

With God’s guidance, we can overcome any obstacle and fulfill His plan for our lives.

Taking a Step of Faith

Taking a step of faith is always difficult, but it can be incredibly powerful. Despite the fear and doubt, trusting in God’s leading will bring multiplied blessings. When we take a step of faith, we are trusting God to meet us where we are and direct our steps as we move forward. We can take comfort in the assurance that God will never leave us nor forsake us. He has promised to provide for our needs, protect us from harm, and never leave us alone on our journey.

We may not understand the full picture of why we are headed in a certain direction, but we can trust God to guide our steps and equip us with everything necessary for the journey ahead. Taking a step of faith is hard work but ultimately brings great joy when you see God’s hand at work in your life.

Christ’s Example of Trusting God’s Leading

As you’re considering this, take a look at Christ’s example when it comes to trusting God’s leading. Look at the scriptural example of how He trusted in the Father even when He knew that it would mean going through extreme suffering and death. He chose to follow God and trusted in His power and grace, which ultimately resulted in His resurrection. These were two moments that showed an immense trust between the Father and Son even when the cost was incredibly hard.

Let’s use Christ as our example again, showing us what is possible through unwavering trust, with no hesitation or doubt. As you consider your next steps, ask yourself if you are willing to have faith like that of Jesus as He followed His Father’s will.

How the Holy Spirit Helps Us Overcome Doubt

You don’t have to be alone in your doubt. The Holy Spirit is here to help us navigate our fear and doubt as we follow God’s leading. He can comfort us, provide guidance, and help to reassure us that we are on the right path. He can also provide clarity on what God wants us to do and how He wants us to serve Him in our lives.

The Holy Spirit is an important part of our spiritual growth and is a powerful force in helping us overcome fear and doubt. When we allow ourselves to seek His guidance, He will lead and guide us through difficult times and help build our faith in God’s infinite power.


As you can see, fear and doubt can keep you from following God’s leading. But with Jesus and the Holy Spirit by your side, you can overcome any obstacle. Remember to read your Bible and pray daily, and rely on God’s guidance to make the right decisions.

Pastor duke taber
Pastor Duke Taber

Pastor Duke Taber

All articles have been written or reviewed by Pastor Duke Taber.
Pastor Duke Taber is an alumnus of Life Pacific University and Multnomah Biblical Seminary.
He has been in pastoral ministry since 1988.
Today he is the owner and managing editor of 3 successful Christian websites that support missionaries around the world.
He is currently starting a brand new church in Mesquite NV called Mesquite Worship Center, a Non-Denominational Spirit Filled Christian church in Mesquite Nevada.