For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God didn't give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. 2 Timmothy 1:6 WEB
Have you ever felt a sense of dread come over you? Have you been afraid of that monster in the closet, or under the bed? My older brother who had the driver's license, was a serious horror movie fan, and I must have seen every one released while growing up. Do not let that happen to your children. For years I paid the price, and I still despise them today. Why would someone do that with a chainsaw?
After I started drawing closer to God, He revealed to me that fear is rooted in not trusting Him. Though it can be a very powerful enemy to overcome, He is the ultimate power. Faith is believing that God will protect you. Fear is believing that He will not.
Often it is because we feel that we have let Him down, that God is mad at us and we may get punished, but God removes our past sins away from us just like they never happened. If you grew up like I did and your brain was trained to think a certain way, it can take a while to retrain your thought patterns. I had to memorize this verse and say it often. God didn't give us a spirit of fear.
God's Holy Spirit gives us power, love and a sound, disciplined mind, which is the complete opposite of fear and panic. Resist the devil and he will flee from you (James 4:7). Let your mind be renewed, and take on the mind of Christ. If God is for us, who can stand against us? Think positive and do not dwell on what may happen, because it may not. Put your trust in Him, and do not try and work it all out in your mind. God knows the end from beginning, and He is well able to prepare you for what is coming. Don't be scared.Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for being there for me. Please remove the fear from my life and fill me with Your Holy Spirit. Let me walk in faith and power and be a part of what You are doing on this earth today, in the name of Jesus Christ I pray.
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