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Emily P. Freeman is a writer who creates space for souls to breathe. She is the author of four books, including her most recent release, Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World. She and her husband live in North Carolina with their twin daughters and twinless son.

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  1. We must be living in the same house. Sometimes fear {and its accompanying friends} throw me for such a loop it takes days to stand firm on the rock again. Too often I’m better at practicing untruth than Truth. Thank you for the reminder that a “sound mind” has already been claimed for me.

  2. Those were my words yesterday, “I am afraid.” Today, I will take these words with me, “Love-led rather than fear driven.” Thank you so much Emily!

  3. Oh…I know fear. I just finished reading through some entries in my journal about this very thing. Right now…I choose not to listen to fear’s voice but to the calm voice of faith, but I know that lurking darkness will gather another day trying to snare me. When it comes, I will pray again knowing that the light will eventually shine through and I will grow stronger with each duel. So…for now I’m standing on the rock watching the sand be sand—change and reform.

  4. Emily, I’ve been following what you’ve said about this topic on your blog, too, and it has helped me during a season where I’ve allowed fear to reside in my house for too long. I love the words He gives you…”Fear pushes me to produce protection. But God whispers I have already overcome.” A-to the-MEN!
    I will remember these words. Thank you!

  5. “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand”
    Oh, Lord, help us to stand on the rock of Jesus! And help us to KNOW He is the only rock!

  6. So familiar with living fears identity and practicing his presence. Oh to be love-led rather than fear-driven.

  7. WOW! This is something I needed to read and hear and take in. I keep reading it over and over.
    “I practice the presence of Fear, rather than rest in the safety of God. Jesus says His spirit within me is one of power, love and a sound mind. But He whispers while Fear screams.”
    It is so hard at times to hear the whispers of God over the screams of the fears within me. It is so hard to find the rock because I feel like I’m stuck in the quick sand. It is so hard to rest in Him when I’m so busy struggling with the need to run away and proetect myself and build my own props as you said.
    I am constantly struggling with these as of late and I know that God is working on me in regard to this becuase he keeps bringing me to posts and blogs about fears and about listening to His calling. And yet here I am again “practicing the presence of Fear”
    Thank you for your post and for helping me to see the truth of what I am doing by not standing on The Rock and believing that it has already been overcome for me.