Day 23 “You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltiness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.” – Matthew 5:13 Additional reading: Galatians...
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, timidity and anxiety, but of power, love, and self-discipline.”
– 2 Timothy 1:7
Fear, which is a root word of anxiety, is running ramped in this world. Over 50% of Americans are now considered to have some sort of mental ailment and another 70% of those Americans are medicated regularly to battle fear and anxiety. It is not by chance that the Bible, over 80 times throughout its scriptures, mentions the term “fear not.” God knows all things and knows that fear and anxiety can not only frustrate you in your walk of life, but it can hinder you.
You see in the scripture above that when you are fearful, you will lose power, love, and self-discipline or self-control. These are key components to being successful in our spiritual walks as Christians! I feel that the lack of faith births fear, and if you truly trust in God for all things, no matter what, then you won’t fear because faith will push out fear!
Now there are multiple forms of fear, one could be fear of something specific like the dark or heights. These phobias are usually triggered by past experiences that are not pleasing to you. Then there is fear of the future, fear of the unknown, you name it. No matter what form of the enemy’s tactic, speak to it in the name of Jesus and send it back to where it came from.
Fear has no place in your body, mind or Spirit!
Another word for fear could be worry, and the Word says don’t worry!
Matthew 34 says, “Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.” This world is moving a million miles a second, so take each day one at a time. Do devotions and conquer each day, for the day has enough trouble of its own. I want to encourage you to have the opposite of fear and anxiety; have faith! Faith that God will take care of you this day. Faith that God has your back and has nothing but the best interest for you, all you must do is have Faith not Fear!
Thoughts: Do you have anxiety, fear or worry…. Pray these strongholds off of your life and find God’s peace in Faith!
God is good… all the time… all the time…