(How To Deal With Fear And Anxiety)
TO THE BIBLE: Philippians 4:6 AMPC
“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.”
God’s Word tells us to be anxious for nothing; that means to have no anxiety about anything. Rather, in everything, by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving you should make your requests known to God. The result of this is that the peace of God which surpasses all understanding shall garrison your heart and mind in Christ Jesus (Philippians 4:7). The Bible is replete with the admonition for us not to fear or fret. Now if we couldn’t stay without having fear and anxiety, the scriptures wouldn’t tell us not to fear or to refuse anxiety. God knows you could live without anxiety, panic-attacks and fear, that’s why He said for you not to fear or be anxious. He only tells you to do what you have the capacity to do.
So in conquering fear and anxiety you’ve got to have faith in God’s Word. Fear is actually faith in the ability of the adversary to hurt you; faith in the ability of all that is negative to stand against you and defeat you! Thus to deal with fretting and fear, you’ve got to have faith in God’s Word, faith in His love for you, faith in His grace, power and ability to put you over in life!
Fear is dispelled as faith is stirred in your spirit, but you can’t have faith if you don’t know God’s Word (Romans 10:17). Your faith grows with the knowledge of the truth and God’s Word is the truth that delivers you from fear (John 8:32). So it doesn’t matter in which area fear tries to attack you, refuse to fret! Find out the truth from God’s Word concerning the situation and stay your mind on that truth, refusing to be moved by any contrary or negative information.
Deuteronomy 31:6; 2 Timothy 1:7
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word in my spirit today stirs faith and dispels fear and anxiety in Jesus’ Name. I refuse panic-attacks and reject every thought of worry and anxiety for I know that my faith in your Word and in your mighty power, love and grace towards me is my victory over the devil and the powers of darkness. Amen.
Daily Bible Reading
1 Timothy 2:1-15, Jeremiah 7-8
Hebrews 10:1-18, Ezekiel 18-19
Act on the Word today – practise Philippians 4:6.
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