Fear is a regular emotion in our lives. When God often leads us into fearful situations, and we feel overwhelmed, how should we respond?


In this story from Genesis 32 about Jacob and Esau, we see three biblical ways we are to respond to fear.


  1. Rely on God: In the midst of our fear, don’t forget that God is faithful. The test of our dependance on God is seen our practice of prayer.
  2. Realign Your Perspective: Our natural tendency towards self-preservation builds walls between ourselves and other. Instead of self-preservation, the gospel calls us to self-denial.
  3. Respond to His Voice: Are we listening to our own voice, the voice of the world, or are we listening to the voice of God and living out of the inner transformation that he has done in our lives?


Genesis 32