Sometimes we are caught off guard by unexpected
circumstances. We must not allow anything to disrupt,
paralyze or stop us from becoming the person God
designed us to be.
Fear can be real or imagined and can have very
negative effects on our lives. The imagined kind
of fear has spiritual roots. Not having peace and
joy are spiritual issues.
Isaiah 43:1 reminds us,“Don't fear, for I have
redeemed you; I have called you by name;
you are Mine.”
God actually commands us not to fear, or worry.
The phrase “Fear not” is used at least 80 times in
God's Word, most likely because God knows the
enemy uses fear to decrease our faith, crush our
spirit, steal our joy, and limit our victories.
“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 adversary is a liar and the truth is not in him!
To set one’s mind on something is to choose to think
about it. Our thoughts influence our goals and guide
our course of action. Let us no longer take cues from
the world around us. We must, spiritually, put to death
the old self and whatever belongs to our earthly sin
nature. We are not there, anymore.
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 about “capturing and pulling
down” any lies and make sure our thought life,
especially where it concerns any bondage we might
be in, lines up with the Word of God.
Spending time honestly admitting our fears to
God and asking God to lead us and guide us
tends to foster an incomprehensible peace,
confidence, and joy.
As the Scriptures remind us, we have to resist the
fear that comes from the demonic spiritual realm.
"Resist the devil, and he will flee from you."
God is faithful. No matter what lies ahead, God
wants us to know that our lives are so much more
than the fear we may be experiencing. God is able
to change our circumstances. With God in the
forefront of all of our affairs, we can conquer our
fears and become fearless.
With God in the forefront, we are able to let go
of self-doubt as well as fear of failure. After that,
we can outgrow any painful self-limitations.
Almost every book in the Bible
has a “Fear not” in it.😇