Fear is a prison.
Fear is mentioned in the New King James over 400 times. It’s real and powerful.
How can we possibly live without fear?
I don’t know how to completely avoid it. I’ll be honest. But let me share with you what God is pointing out in my own life, because girlfriend, I’ve got fear.
When I let fear rule over an area in my life, I am not in agreement with God. His word tells us over and over again that He does not give a spirit of fear.
If I am living in fear, I am not trusting God. Yikes! I don’t know about you, but I don’t want to be living outside the boundaries of agreeing with the Lord and I do not want to live in a way that does not trust God.
We can’t avoid hard things in our lives. We can’t avoid the storms that are going to enter into this life. They’re coming. Maybe it’s present now in your life. We can try to run and hide, stick our head in the sands, but they will find us.
I have a laundry list right now where fear wants to creep in and take over. My baby nieces surgery today, our finances, mission trip to Haiti, upcoming surgeries for my daughter and I, and life in general. Every one of those situations evoke some fear. I don’t know how they are going to turn out. And the unknown tends to shake us deep down to our cores. I’ll be honest, I have my days where I wallow in the fear. I don’t like it but it’s truth.
If I choose to stay in the fear, I’ll be swallowed up whole by it. I can choose to stand firm on God’s truths, which tell me specifically not to fear. Or I can be disobedient and do what I want.
I can do things my way, God will allow me to do it. But is that what I want? Is that what you want, friend?
Together, let’s claim our freedom and stand firmly together, agreeing to not accept the torment of fear.
If you need prayer today, please feel free to share in the comments. If you don’t want to share it with everyone, just say so and I won’t publish your comment and I promise to pray over you and your situation. Fear doesn’t stand a chance when we rise up together as warriors and stand against it.