Unexpected occurrences can catch us off guard
at times. We must not allow anything to derail,
paralyze, or prevent us from becoming the people
God created us to be.
Fear is a deceptive emotion that
can lead to an unfulfilled life.
The enemy promotes fear, whereas
God encourages faith.
Fear, whether actual or imagined, can have
serious consequences in our lives. Fear that
is imagined has spiritual underpinnings.
Lack of peacefulness and joy are spiritual
"Don't be afraid, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name; you are Mine,"
says Isaiah 43:1.
God truly instructs us not to be afraid or
worried. The phrase “Fear not” is mentioned
at least 80 times in God's Word, most likely
because God knows the enemy uses fear to
weaken our faith, crush our spirit, steal our
joy, and limit our successes.
It is really difficult to be simultaneously
grateful and dissatisfied. When we give thanks,
something extremely powerful happens,
especially when we are going through difficult
circumstances and feel shackled by fear.
Paul says that we express gratitude for what
God has done and given us, that we applaud
God for satisfying our needs, and that we trust
Many individuals underestimate the value of
maintaining a clear mind and a grateful attitude,
especially in the face of adversity. We may be
letting Satan, the instigator of dread, to invade
and launch an all-out assault on the priceless real
estate of our minds in far too many cases. His
strategy is directed at our minds.
Fear is a thief and a foe. The thief, our opponent,
and the father of lies is Satan. The thief is only
interested in stealing, killing, and destroying.
Satan's job is to keep us terrified, perplexed,
and immobilized. Satan, if permitted, will
obscure the intellect and completely undermine
our joy and happiness.
Fear tends to focus our hearts and minds on what
is wrong or lacking. Satan does not want us to be
cheerful or at peace. Satan wants us to be
perplexed, unappreciative, skeptical, and scared,
and to seek to the world for all the wrong answers.
“Set your minds on things that are above,
not on things that are on earth.”
For God gave us a spirit not of fear, but of
power and love and self-control.
2 Timothy 1:7
The devil is a liar, and he does not speak the
truth! Setting one's mind on something means
deciding to think about it. Our thoughts
determine our objectives and direct our actions.
Let us no longer accept cues from the outer world.
We must spiritually put to death the old self and
everything associated with our worldly sin nature.
Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary,
the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion,
seeking someone to devour.
1 Peter 5:8
Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be
able to stand against the schemes of the devil.
We must remind ourselves to "capture and remove"
any lies, illusions, and false narratives and ensure
that our thought life, particularly in regards to any
shackles we may still be in,
lines up with the Word of God.
Spending time honestly confessing our fears to
God and asking Him to lead and guide us tends to
produce an indescribable peace, confidence,
We must reject the terror that comes from the
evil spiritual realm, as the Scriptures warn us.
"If we resist the devil, he will flee from us."
May we thank God for these and all of life's
wonderful blessings. Perhaps most importantly,
give thanks for what God will do in the following
days, trusting that He will bring everything
together for our ultimate good.
The more time we spend with God, the more
amazing, astoundingly mighty, and powerful
God is. The more glorious God reveals Himself
to be... the more insignificant our difficulties
God is faithful.
Whatever the future holds, God wants us to
know that our lives are so much more than the
fear we may be experiencing. God has the
power to transform our circumstances. With
God at the center of our lives, we will
overcome our fears and become fearless.
With God in the forefront, we are able to let go
of self-doubt and fear of failure. We can then
overcome all of the painful self-limitations.
appears in almost every
book of the Bible.😇