Resist The Fears That Come Into Your Mind Today!
In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me? (Psalm 56:4).
I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears (Psalm 34:4).
Fear debilitates the believer. Satan uses the tactic of fear to harass and sideline the child of God if they will yield to it. For many people, fear is a way of life. From the time they get up in the morning until the time they go to bed, fear rules. Fear of tragedy, of financial failure, of sickness, and of a thousand and one other things.
The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe (Proverbs 29:25). All that Job went through was a result of fear opening the door to the enemy to steal, kill, and destroy. For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, And what I dreaded has happened to me (Job 3:25).
Fear ruled me as a young child and as a teenager. At a Halloween carnival at a Methodist church, a palm reader (at a church – strange, right!?), told me that my lifeline was short in my hand and that I would die young. Fear jumped on me that moment and stuck like glue for years. Why finish school? Why go to college? Why get married? You’re going to die young anyway. Why waste your time? These thoughts were constantly chasing me in the background of my mind. The thoughts of fear brought with them a sense of hopelessness. I was bound by them. Life was a struggle.
When Jesus invaded my life with love and faith, these fears were immediately challenged as I read the Bible. I began to see that they were schemes of Satan to keep me from doing what I am doing today. They were lies! I didn’t die young. In fact I will live to be an old man if Jesus doesn’t come back first! Now, I will not allow fear to have a place in my life!
You can’t act in faith and fear at the same time. Fear must be resisted. I treat fear the same way I treat a demonic force! I command it to leave me in Jesus’ name! For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7).
I have learned that you must set yourself against fear. You must resist it with the Word. When a thought of fear comes to me now, I immediately resist it. I will not allow it to cogitate in my mind! I speak out loud to it. I resist fear, and I command it to go in Jesus’ name! Then I’ll find scriptures that show fear for what it really is, a lie!
The fear may be, you’re not going to make it this time. I’ll speak God’s Word: Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us (Romans 8:37). It may be of sickness as Satan plants a thought and a feeling for me to act on. I’ll resist this fear with: Himself took my infirmities and bare my sicknesses! It may be a financial need. Again, I resist the fear thought with the Word: My God meets all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:19).
Never give voice to your fears! Break the habit of yielding to them by creating a habit of speaking God’s Word out loud to refute the fear thought every time it comes up.
Speak to the mountain; believe you receive; resist fear with the spoken Word of God out of your mouth. You’re free in Christ Jesus today! I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. Have a fear free day today!