Fear is the enemy of your faith. Too many times, we as Christians, make good confessions but then go about our day worrying about what we just prayed and confessed. (Worry is fear!) That’s why things don’t work out the way we want. We are the ones short-circuiting our faith.
Faith is believing that what God has said in His Word is true and then acting on it. In other words, faith is believing God’s Word.
Fear, on the other hand, is believing what the devil has lied to you about. Remember, the devil is the father of lies and that’s what he does best—lies to you about anything and everything. He is so wily that he will even sneak in a partial truth to confuse you. But, a lie is a lie, no matter how it’s cloaked.
If you pray according to God’s Word, by praying His promises, then you need to believe in your prayers. Worrying about the problem will cancel out the prayers you have prayed and you’ll be no better off then you were before. But, if you pray according to God’s Word, and then stand firm, believing that what you have prayed will indeed come to pass (because God said it), then you can go about your daily activities, resting in the joy and peace of the Lord.
John 8:44 (KJV) 44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV) 7 For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
Romans 8:15 (KJV) 15 For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father.
Hebrews 2:15 (KJV) 15 And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.
Romans 15:13 (KJV) 13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.