Don’t Be Afraid – Refresh Bible Study Magazine, Spring 2021

Fear is a bully. It can blind us to the truth and paralyze us from moving forward. It can rob us of heartwarming moments, unforeseen victories, and opportunities to make a difference in the world around us.

Courage is a great friend. It opens our eyes to the truth and rescues us from paralysis. When we choose courage, we experience adventures that have been orchestrated by God, we find in God what we need for every circumstance, and we quench the voices of anxiety, doubt, and what-ifs. Courage is quick to remember that God is always with us and for us.

How do we comply with God’s command, “Don’t be afraid”?

That’s the topic of the spring issue of Refresh Bible Study Magazine. Fifteen authors join forces in this issue to share stories, Scripture, strategies, and encouragement for how to overcome fear in daily life. Some of the questions that they answer are:

  • What are some of the proven strategies that defeat fear?
  • What tips offer us insight and encouragement?
  • What can we do when our fears come true?
  • What “healthy” fears keep us on God’s path?
  • What truths and habits help us to anticipate the future without being afraid of it?
  • How can we disarm lies from Satan, instead of becoming paralyzed by the fear they cause?
  • How can we be brave in every season of life?

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How has God helped you to handle fear in the past? Tell us in the comments below, and stay refreshed in God’s Word. Don’t let fear win.

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Refresh Bible Study Magazine, fear, faith, Courage, victory, spiritual battles, Katy Kauffman, Lighthouse Bible Studies

Comments (5)

  • anon

    Such perfect timing for this issue of Refresh Bible Study Magazine. With the marking of the one-year anniversary of the Sars/Covid-19 pandemic, and all the associated lockdowns, mandatory distancing, etc., combined with social unrest, economic adventures, etc.; it seems fear is racheting up with each day. Learning ways we can place faith over fear is vitally important to maintaining our spiritual and emotional health. Praying many more subscribe.

    Mar 20, 2021
  • anon

    The Thursday night Bible study is such a blessing, especially in this year of isolation. Thank you, Katy, for inviting others to join us! In this post, you've shared about both these ministries of Lighthouse Bible Studies so we can invite family and friends to receive the inspiration of Refresh Bible Study Magazine and join a fellowship of believers on Thursday nights. Thank you!

    Mar 20, 2021
  • anon

    How silly so many of our fears will seem when we are looking back from eternity. Good encouragement here. He tells us to fear not when our hearts are bent to fear. Some of life is learning how to unbend our hearts. 

    Mar 20, 2021
  • anon

    Katy, I knew this issue would be great, but now I'm even more excited about reading it. I appreciate all of the work your family does to create this amazing publication.

    Mar 20, 2021
  • anon

    I think this issue of the magazine is meant for me because God is teaching me to fear not. I look forward to the advice it provides. Thanks for sharing!

    Mar 20, 2021

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