I heard a song last week called “Fear is a Liar” by Zach Williams and I’ve been listening to it ever since. Everyone struggles with fear to some degree, whether it be on a day-to-day basis or at specific, hard times in life and I think the message in this song is so helpful and one that should be passed on.
I’m going to pause for a second so you can grab a cool drink or a cup of tea and listen to the song using the link right here! Go on, I’ll wait right here…nudge nudge. 🙂
Okay, welcome back! What did you think? As you heard, the song names so many things that we get afraid of, whether that’s not being good enough, right, or strong enough to face the battle we’re going through. It talks about feeling like we are not beautiful, loved, worthy of the love we do receive, and that we are insufficient as we are. I think all of these fears are incredibly relevant to us today and while each one of us has our own story and we all have our personal fears, a lot of them are ones we have in common.
For me, I think the lines that stood out were about not being good enough, being alone, and being beautiful (though I’ve come to see this less as a struggle over the years). When we get afraid, it feels like losing control. As the song said, it takes things from us, like our ability to truly rest, feel at peace, and take steps forward. It can actually be paralyzing and it is so unfair that this is the case, because again, fear is a liar.
And that’s the good news…that fear does not tell the truth about our situation. We can be confident in knowing that those things that plague us, that invade our thoughts and take away our happiness, are simply untrue.
I love the plea in the song for my fear to be taken away, and what I love even more is that it is absolutely possible. It may not be instantaneous, and I believe it’s a journey that takes time and practice, but with prayer and persistence and trust in the one who can give you peace, fear can lose its power. I love that God cares enough about us to want us to give our fear to him. He wants us to have peace and, ultimately, he is the one who can provide that.
Like so many things, conquering fears is a process that goes better some days than others, and might last a lifetime. But, with each new and good experience, and for every time we give over our fears we gain strength and the ability to maybe not be so afraid next time.
Thank you so much for reading and I would love to hear your thoughts below! Until next time. xx