Updated: Jan 31, 2022
This week, my small group and I jumped into the first week of the LOVE study and right out of the gate, so much and SO good!
One of the things we learned is that when you discover that God is always present, you recover fearlessness.
Wow. We live in a world where anxiety is at an all time high. Some blame it on our government, our economy. Some blame it on the media. Some blame it on dishonest and deceptive people. And all of those probably play a part. BUT clearly the Word says that fear is a spirit. And it is not from God. 2 Timothy 1:7 says “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.“
All that the devil has is fear and lies. If you want to know his tactics, there it is, plain and simple: fear and lies. If he can deceive you and make you fearful, you will be paralyzed and neutralized in fulfilling the purpose for which God created you!
If satan can deceive you and make you fearful, you will be paralyzed and neutralized in fulfilling the purpose for which God created you!
So, how do we overcome these moments of fear? These anxiety attacks (aptly named) that come out of nowhere?
The apostle Paul told us not to worry about anything but to pray! (Philippians 4:6) Instead of worrying about everything, what if you turned those worries into prayers? What if the Holy Spirit could redeem your worry by pointing out an area in which to pray? You see, satan wants to ruin your thought life through anxiety and Jesus wants to redeem your thought life in prayer.
Satan wants to ruin your thought life through anxiety and Jesus wants to redeem your thought life in prayer.
You can actually flip the enemy’s attempt to make you worry back on him by turning to the Lord in prayer! He might just leave you alone if you start doing that! You may just see anxiety flee!!!
I read once where a guy said “Think of worry as a prayer alarm”. I like that! Like an alarm going off to alert you, your anxious thoughts can alert you to get realigned in God’s Presence and pray. Anxiety is pointing you to pray.
Worry is such a waste of time and energy because nothing good comes out of it. But think about prayer! Take that worry and turn it up to prayer and watch the power of God do miraculous things in your heart and life! Prayer is never a waste!
God is always with you. He is Emmanuel, the “with us” God. He will never leave you nor forsake you! He will never let you fail, only figure things out in the fumble! He will always accept you because He made you and loves you more than you can imagine! And He has already gone way ahead of you in your future and has made a way for You to follow Him! To know God’s deep, love-consuming Presence is to walk fearless as we turn the enemy’s fearful attacks into powerful prayer!
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