Don’t be ashamed of it. Everybody is afraid sometimes, because it’s a response to danger. But do you know why you are afraid?
Scientists have tested animals and found that in the brain they have a part called “amygdala” where there are some neurons in charge of producing fear. Normally, they only become alarmed and send fear signals to our brain if there is just cause. According to these scientists, the feeling of fear is a matter of numbers and if only a few neurons are alarmed we remain quiet, but if most neurons are alarmed, we feel fear.
In reality, the «fearful neurons,” which are few, infect the majority and they lose the ability to distinguish what is threatening from what is not.
What things are you afraid of?
Have you stopped to think about it?
Maybe you have been in real danger and that makes you afraid. However, most of the time our “fearful neurons” deceive the rest and we are not in danger and nothing will happen to be afraid of.
If you want most of your neurons to beat «scary neurons,” try not to watch unpleasant things on television.
Instead, look for books, games, music, and movies that help build trust in God. To overcome fear, it’s best to face it before it dominates and hurts us. This can only be achieved with the assurance that jesus is by our side, and with His help we will overcome fear. He will help you win that battle in your brain and you will stop feeling fear. Try it out!
Copy today’s verse into your Prayer Journal and . . . turn off the light!