Is fear bullying you? The Bible gives us wisdom about how to cast out the spirit of fear in 2 Timothy 1:7:
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”2 Timothy 1:7
So, in the Spirit, fear is outnumbered 3-to-1! However, we must learn how to use these assets to our advantage. The cause of fear is found in its definition:
An emotion experienced in anticipation of pain or danger
The operative word here is anticipation.
For some people, even Believers in Jesus Christ, fear is a constant companion. While fear often disguises itself as anxiety, worry, or even concern; its most potent weapon is anticipation of the worst.
The enemy and his evil forces try to insert themselves in the lives of Believers, paralyzing us with dread so that we can’t fulfill our God-given purpose.
But God’s prescription breaks the chains of fear!
His perfect love is a powerful weapon to cast out fear, as stated in 1 John 4:18:
There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”
Love and fear cannot coexist. When we know God’s love, every level of fear loses its grip!
According to God’s word, fear is torment – a word that means severe mental or physical suffering. The Lord doesn’t want His children to live in such anguish, subject to the enemy’s bullying. Jesus Christ came to free us and destroy the enemy’s works!
God is our source of perfect peace, the opposite of fear.
Here are three more scriptures that can give us courage in the face of fear, fears such as the fear of rejection or fear of tomorrow (future):
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).’
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go (Joshua 1:9).”
And the Lord, He is the One who goes before you. He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake you; do not fear nor be dismayed (Deuteronomy 31:8).”
In all these verses, God whispers, “I am with you.” Let that truth sink into your heart when fear threatens to overwhelm you. You are never alone; the Lord walks beside you.
In addition, God’s word says, “Do not be dismayed.” This word means “not to be able.” When fear dismays you, it’s because you’re thinking, “I can’t handle this.” But in those moments, remember: the Lord is with you, and He is able.
Focus on what you know about God to appropriate His supernatural power. Remember:
- He is omnipresent: He’s already been where you’re going and Is with you now.
- He strengthens you: He won’t let you face anything alone.
- He gives you wisdom: When you’re feeling lost, ask for the wisdom you need (James 1:5).
Keep meditating on these scriptures on a daily basis. They will prepare you to combat fear whenever it rears its ugly head. Take a bold step of faith in whatever the Lord calls you to do.
With Christ Jesus, faith over fear becomes more than a motto; it becomes your reality. Embrace true peace, perfect love, and claim your victory over fear today!
A Prayer Against Fear
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you today in humility, acknowledging that I sometimes feel fear and anxiety. Forgive me for any doubts about Your love that can result in a lack of power in my life.
I surrender my fears to You, Lord. I believe in Your Word’s promises that You are with me always, that You will never leave me nor forsake me, and that You have overcome the world.
Fill me with Your perfect love, which casts out all fear. Knowing You are by my side gives me the strength and courage to face my fears with faith.
Help me to focus on Your truth and not the enemy’s lies or any evil spirit that seeks to steal, kill, and destroy. I rebuke any assignment of fear the enemy might have against me! I take authority over fear through your Holy Spirit in me.
Empower me to take captive every thought that brings fear and anxiety and get them into obedience to Jesus Christ.
Thank You, Lord, for Your never-ending love, grace, and protection. I trust in You and surrender my all to You. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.
May this prayer be a comfort and strength as you battle against fear. Remember, with God on your side, you are already victorious!
Be blessed in health, healing, and wholeness,
Author of the Take Back Your Temple program
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