Fear, Be Gone!

Read 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 ”For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh, for the weapons of our warfare are not of the flesh, but divinely powerful for the destruction of fortresses. We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ…”

Remember that list of fears from yesterday? Now we are going to go through each one of those fears and repent of them. As you pray,specifically name each fear, repent of it, and renounce it in your life. Ask God for forgiveness and for help to turn away from that fear. Pray for Him to change your thoughts to align with Scripture. 

Ask God to give you faith-filled Bible verses that will change your mind the next time you are tempted to fear. Then walk in the freedom of God’s truth instead of the chains of fear. Trust that Jesus covered your sin and paid for your freedom and abundant life (John 10:10 NKJV). Take note of how free you feel and of the peace that has settled over you!

Lastly, remember that this is a continual work. In my own life, I can tell you that I am constantly being faced with different fears. I don’t know exactly what is going to happen in my family’s situation right now. In fact, what I see is far from ideal. Fear comes against me all the time, and I have to combat it every day. And it is hard! It takes work! 

So how do we handle the fear that keeps coming at us? As always, ask for God’s help first, “casting all your cares on him, for he cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). Next, “take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5b). Grab those fear-based thoughts, toss them out, and replace them with God’s truth. Memorize verses that deal with fear, freedom, and your identity in Christ.

Tomorrow’s devotion includes a list of some powerful verses that you can use to combat fear. God’s Word is so powerful. It is alive and active, like a double-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12). Use that sword! 

And finally, most importantly, remember who you are and WHOSE you are. Our victory is assured! In fact, it’s already been won!   

Prayer for Today: Father, thank You that, by faith, we are victorious in You. Thank You for Your Word that shows us how we can conquer fear. Right now, we take the opportunity to repent of any fear that we have allowed into our hearts, minds, and lives. Please forgive us for letting fear in and help us to live our lives in the freedom and abundance that Jesus died to provide for us. We thank You that You have given us all that we need for life and godliness. You truly are a good Father! Amen!

Linda Steppenbacker
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