Tackle “FEAR” and cut it off before it gets rooted in your heart. Fear is from satan who is the author of all confusion. The way to beat fear is to know the “TRUTH.” I use what I call the peace meter when determining if something is from God or satan. When you have a questionable thought, always stop and ask yourself these questions: Is this from God and does it bring me peace? Does the message line up with the Word of God? Does the thought bring fear, negative feelings or make me anxious?
God is a God of peace and love. All good things come from Him. If you PAUSE and take the time to consider each thought, you can determine the way you feel about it from your peace meter – whether it is of Him or the enemy.
Now don’t give the enemy too much credit. He can’t put thoughts in your head. He is not everywhere as God is. “From the enemy” may refer to anything not of God. It can be a thought initiated out of selfishness, out of fleshly desire, out of greed, or even as a means to try and handle things by ourselves.
The Bible says Faith comes by hearing the word of God. When you are feeling fearful fill up your peace meter with the Word and it will help soothe you and kick out your fears. The following scriptures are great to keep handy when you need to battle fear and receive the Jesus kind of Peace.
Isaiah 41: 10 Fear not [there is nothing to fear], for I am with you; do not look around you in terror and be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen and harden you to difficulties, yes, I will help you; yes, I will hold you up and retain you with My [victorious] right hand of rightness and justice.
Philippians 4:6-Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
1 Peter 5:7-Casting all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you.
Psalm 16:8 (AMP)-I have set the Lord continually before me; because He is at my right hand, I shall not be moved.
Psalm 55:22 (AMP)-Cast your burden on the Lord [releasing the weight of it] and He will sustain you; He will never allow the [consistently] righteous to be moved (made to slip, fall, or fail).
Psalm 62:6 (AMP)-He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved.
1 Peter 5:7 (AMP)-Casting the whole of your care [all your anxieties, all your worries, all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares for you affectionately and cares about you watchfully.
Luke 12:7-Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear; you are more valuable than many sparrows.
Isaiah 43:1-2 But now thus says the Lord, he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.
Hebrews 13:6 “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me?”
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