Hi sweet sisters!
The winner of An Untroubled Heart is Ellen! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
For those of you studying An Untroubled Heart, I want you to know I’m praying for you. This morning, I’ve asked God to open your heart and mind to His truths. I’ve prayed against the spirit of fear and worry in your life. I’ve asked our great God to touch those empty places in your soul that only you and He knows about. … to bring comfort, healing, courage and the strength to walk hand and hand with Him through this journey toward finding a faith stronger than all your fear.
You are loved!
2 Timothy 1:7 has stuck like glue over the past week. I know it has for many of you, too.
“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
I believe it would be to our advantage to write this verse out and memorize it.
We know from this verse that the spirit of fear doesn’t come from God. So where does it come from? It comes from the enemy. The enemy knows if we trust God then our potential to achieve great things is endless. Therefore, he wants to shut us down by oppressing us with fear. The good news is we don’t have to get tangled up in his worry-webs. We can and must pray against the spirit of fear. We can pray something along these lines…
“Lord, I know my fear isn’t from you. I reject it. I reject its power over me. I ask you to bring it under submission to your power so that I may walk in freedom, in peace and in power, love and with a sound mind. I trust you, God. I believe you are greater than my fear. Thank you for hearing and answering my prayer. In Jesus Name, a-men.”
I love this verse for so many reasons. First because it tells me where fear comes from, and second that I’m NOT crazy!
I use to worry so much I thought I would go crazy. Can you relate? Again, I believe this is one of the enemy’s tactics. God’s promises you and me a sound mind! So whenever I would start the fight with worry, I learned to frisk those thoughts at the door of my mind. And, I refused to let them in. I’d say, NO! This thought. This fear. This doubt. This pain. This fight. This worry is NOT from God and I will not let it in. I will, instead, trust God with this situation. Doing this allows me to give it all over to God and fall back and rest in the security of His loving arms as He worked out the circumstances. Ah! What sweet comfort!
So, I challenge you friend. Frisk your worry at the door of your mind and do not let it in. Trust it to the care of your loving Father.
Memorize 2 Tim 1:7.
Pray daily to be set free from the spirit of fear.
Peace be with you…