Fear - battle between the heart and mind

I was watching Rise of the guardians last weekend and there was this character Jack Frost the protagonist and Pitch, the malefactor of the story. It was a great movie and no I am not writing a review. But there was one line of thought that was central to the story that caught my attention. Fear exists, only we needn't be afraid of it. Here I am trying to draw a parallel to our lives too.

Not a day goes by when I am not confronted by fear. Not the dreadful one, but the slightest worry takes up the most space in my mind actually. I have also noticed lately, that fear exists in the mind, it dwells in the mind and makes it work overtime. I end up making Plan B, C through to Z, only to find out in the end that it was just a waste of time and a couple of frenzied moments. On the other hand I've also realized that while my mind is busy with all the planning and worrying, my heart is strangely calm. This is made possible only because God's word reaches out and saturates the mind. He becomes our wisdom guiding us to the truth and the way. A momentary fear is soon snuffed out by this overwhelming reassurance and peace.

"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3". God, seated in the throne of my heart says, 'Be still' and every wave of fear that knocks on the doors of my heart is hushed.  The only way to overcome fear is to give complete control of thoughts - heart and mind to God. A total surrender is what will keep us from being drawn into this cesspool of fear. God says, 'I have you drawn in the palm of my hands', which means, he's looking at us very intently and He's got us on His mind 24/7. There is no place else He'd rather be than by our side. Ain't that the most blessed thing that can ever happen?!

God goes to every extent to get our attention and keep it fixed on Him, even if He has to split open the Red Sea and stop the sun from setting at its appointed time. Such is the privilege of God's chosen people. In the end it's all about Him. To him who believes, all things are possible. In this battle, fear lost its grip over me, for the Lord has not given me a Spirit of fear but of power, and of love and of a sound mind - II Timothy 1:7