Does fear have you in its grip? Are you constantly worrying about something? Does it seem like problems will never end?
You don’t have to fear because you don’t have to look at what’s causing the fear! You can choose.
Everyone goes through these things but not everyone succumbs to fear’s terror. So, how do we overcome the fears, worries, and anxieties that continually plague us?
1 Corinthians 10:13 (KJV) 13 There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.
Many times when we’re dealing with something, it seems like we’re the “only” one who has ever been through this. But not so. Everything we go through is the same thing everyone else goes through. Just the outward appearance has changed. Fear is fear, terror is terror, and the enemy is no respecter of persons. He hates every one of us. There are no devil’s favorites. We’re all on his hit list. But God’s got us covered!
What you look at is what you pursue. What you think on is what you follow after. You have a choice about what you think about, good or evil. Worry and fear are evil and meditating on the problem only serves to establish it in your life.
Meditating on the promises of God keeps you focused on the solutions. That’s what Abraham did. He didn’t consider his own body, nor Sarah’s. Being past the child-bearing years, they had to stay focused on God’s Word in order to produce the promised child. They did and they received.
Romans 4:19-21 (KJV) 19 And being not weak in faith, he considered not his own body now dead, when he was about an hundred years old, neither yet the deadness of Sara’s womb:
20 He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God;
21 And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform.
Instead of focusing on the problems and the fears, we need to consider what God has told us in His Word and receive the promises. It’s only in the light of God’s Word that we get the victory that Jesus already paid for so that we don’t have to pay.
It’s in the light of God’s Word that we get more light, more revelation, that brings the answer to us. Stay with what God has promised and keep focused on Him. Shut the door to fear and worry and watch your faith grow!