I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears (Psalm 34:4).
Fear debilitates. Satan will use the tactic of fear to harass and sideline you if you 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. Fear brings with it a sense of hopelessness. 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!
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!