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I hate fear. It has been the enemy in my life for a very long time.
However, there are a few things I have learned about fear. I want to share with you because I know I am not the only one who has struggled with this enemy.
Fear grows each time we pour water on in. What does pouring water on it mean? It means when we continually think about the certain fear over and over. And even worse, when we keep talking about it to others over and over.
So, the more we water fear, the more it grows.
Instead of watering fear, we must starve fear to death. We must stop talking about it. We must take those fearful thoughts and uproot them.
How do we uproot fear? With Truth.
God's Word brings Truth.
Whatever your fear, find a verse in God's Word that obliterates it with Truth.
Fear: I am scared.
Truth: "So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand." Isaiah 41:10
Fear: I am confused and lack peace. I don't know how things will turn out.
Truth: I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27
Fear: I am afraid of what others will say if I speak up or step out.
Truth: "But even if you suffer for doing what is right, God will reward you for it. So don’t worry or be afraid..." 1 Peter 3:14
Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting the Lord means safety. Proverbs 29:25
Fear: I am scared of something bad happening to me or someone I love.
Truth: They do not fear bad news; they confidently trust the Lord to care for them. Psalm 112:7
Fear: I am worried that my past mistakes will haunt me forever.
Truth: Fear not; you will no longer live in shame. Don’t be afraid; there is no more disgrace for you. You will no longer remember the shame of your youth" Isaiah 54:4
For every fear, there is an equal and opposite truth.
This is why we must go to His Word.
We cannot defeat fear without Him. Fear will overtake us and leave us in chains if we choose to sit and just wish it away. It will not go away without God's Power.
We can pray until we are blue in the face. Praying is wonderful. However, we must combine our prayers with the Truth of His Word. That's where the rubber meets the road. Prayer is the gun, His Word is the bullet. You need both of them to kill the enemy.
If you struggle with fear, of any kind, there is healing. And peace. And freedom.
Take God at His Word.
Fear will strangle the life out of you. Trust me, I know. I have been there.
I thank God for the freedom He offers us. We just have to open our bibles to receive it.
loading my gun,