A Spirit Of Fear

God has not giv­en us a spir­it of fear.” 2 Tim­o­thy 1:7 NKJV

The Bible tells us that fear is a “spir­it.” This spir­it has a mind that thinks and a voice that speaks, and if you allow it to—it will con­trol you. Today if you’re bat­tling a “spir­it of fear,” make this your prayer:

 

“Lord, Your Word says when I seek Your face, You’ll hear me and deliv­er me from all my fears (see Psalms 34:4). So I cast down every anx­ious thought that ris­es up against what I know about You and Your pow­er (See 2 Corinthi­ans 10:5). I stand on the promise that You’ll nev­er leave nor for­sake me (see Hebrews 13:5). I rest in the truth that noth­ing is too hard for You (see Jere­mi­ah 32:17). I rejoice in the assur­ance that You’ve already giv­en Your angels respon­si­bil­i­ty for keep­ing and pro­tect­ing me in all my ways (see Psalms 91:11). I resist the spir­it of fear and com­mand it to flee in Jesus’ name (see James 4:7). By faith, I decree that Your peace, which pass­es human under­stand­ing, will guard my heart and mind (see Philip­pi­ans 4:7). There­fore, I will not let my heart be trou­bled or afraid (see John 14:27). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.

Now instead of focus­ing on the prob­lem, focus on the Problem-Solver—God! That may not imme­di­ate­ly resolve your dif­fi­cul­ty, but it’ll keep you in a peace­ful state of mind while you wait for God to work. Isa­iah said, “You will keep in per­fect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isa­iah 26:3 NLT). Note the word “fixed.” As you go through this day with your mind “fixed” on God, you’ll have “per­fect and con­stant peace” (AMPC).

Source: The World for You Today – Super­Chan­nel, Orlan­do, FL, EUA, pub­lished on 10/11/2019, pp. 25.