Fear isn’t seasonal. If you’ve ever wondered why fear creeps in, wonder no more! I woke up with Psalm 112:7 “He is not afraid of bad news; his heart is firm, trusting in the Lord.” Most of the time fear is allowed to have access to us by the dread of bad news. Maybe there are things that bring into remembrance a time where you were sick or scared. Maybe there’s a place you drive by that reminds you of a dark place in life. Those “triggers” have the power to gain access into your mind if you don’t stop it by the Word.
If you don’t speak out the opposite of where your mind is leading you, you’ll end up in worry. When you worry, you conjure up probabilities where the outcome leads to death. Dread is defined as “Great fear” and “an uneasiness or alarm excited by expected pain, loss or other evil.” That’s what you do when you allow that worry to infiltrate! You get uneasy or alarmed by things that you’re expecting to happen! Deut. 31:6 says, ”Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”
If you disengage your mind from spiritual things, you’ll allow it to be filled with carnal things. The Bible says in Romans 8:6 “For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” We must stay filled with the Word!
So what do you do when you’re in dread? YOU TRUST! Webster’s dictionary defines trust as a “Confidence; a reliance or resting of the MIND on the integrity, veracity, justice, friendship or other sound principle of another person.” To banish fear once and for all, you must trust God, once and for all! Rely and REST YOUR MND on God’s integrity and love for you. If all else fails, God never fails. If everyone let’s you down, God will never let you down. Trust in Him. Burn every thought with Gods Word, for God is a consuming fire! (Heb. 12:29) Don’t allow yourself to have death as an expectation because your expectation won’t be cut off! (Proverbs 23:18) Think about LIFE. Choose LIFE. Speak LIFE and kill fear once and for all!