2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
A Word of Hope
Simply and clearly stated in the scripture above, fear does not come from God, it comes from forgetting to have faith in Gods promise. Faith is believing what God says, fear is forgetting the promise.
Countless moments in my lifetime, not to mention in the last few weeks, I have prayed to be released from fear. Fear is very much a part of our reality, even more so than we realize or want to admit. Sometimes, fear is good, like being afraid to beat the train, or doing something that might bring harm or danger to others.
The spirit of fear, as mentioned in this scripture, is a different kind of fear. This is hidden deeply and hinders us from expressing the love and using a sound mind to claim our God-given power. This fear keeps us stuck by forcing us to second guess or constantly question ourselves even when we know something is right.
While working early voting for several days, I experienced some gripping fears I never knew existed in me. The news reported fear of the unknown on every channel while neighbors threatened each other over yard signs. As I witnessed fear waging wars within my own thoughts and feelings, I recognized how quickly the spirit of fear could take hold.
A sound mind is one of the things that God has promised us and the other is power. When we are bound by the spirit of fear, we become powerless and hopeless. When everything inside of you is telling you its hopeless, and you know it’s untrue, is the very moment to claim your power over fear. With the power of a sound mind and love, remember God does not give us fear, through faith we are promised peace.
Creator God let us fall securely into your promise of power, a sound mind and love to conquer all fear. In Jesus name, Amen
When you are tempted to be afraid, reject it and stand on the truth of God’s