Breaking spirit of fear

 

Father,

 

Thank You that You are the Unmovable Rock of my salvation (Psalm 18:2) and are far greater than my anxious and quavering heart (1 John 3:20). You tell me over and again in Your Word, “Do not fear,” but I forget easily and allow my heart to be heavy and weighted down with worry (Luke 21:34). Yuck.

 
My emotions can be like the storms of the sea — tossing this way and that. Yet I remember that no matter what is within my own heart, You are greater (Isaiah 55:9). In the very depths of my own weakness, I bow before You knowing that somehow my weakness is the very thing that initiates Your power (2 Corinthians 12:9). My weakness releases Your power to descend in strength (2 Corinthians 12:10). You tell me that You must increase and that I must decrease (John 3:30). So maybe getting comfortable in my own weakness is the very prerequisite for watching Your strength kick in (2 Corinthians 11:30). Selah.

 
Spirit of fear, you have no place in my life because anxiety never originates in God (2 Timothy 1:7). Jesus has given me all authority over the spirit of fear and your henchmen of despair, hopelessness, and worry (Luke 10:19; Mark 16:17-18).

 
Father, bind up the evil one as he calls the rulers of darkness onto the court of my mind and emotions. Thank You Lord for giving Your angels charge concerning me, to guard me in all my ways (Psalm 91:11). Thank You for sending out Your heavenly warriors as ministering spirits to help me in this area (Hebrews 1:14). Your invisible messengers bear me up every time I am about to trip (Psalm 91:12). Grant me boldness in prayer to tread upon the lion of doubt and the serpent of anxiety, treading them down until they are dust under my feet (Psalm 91:13; Psalm 18:37-42).

 
Grant me a glimpse of You each and every day, Lord (Psalm 17:15; 1 John 3:3). As You reveal Yourself, my focus will be riveted to Your splendor and fixed upon Your glory (2 Corinthians 3:18). May my eyes become so accustomed to seeing You that all else is undecipherable. Seeing You, the God of all peace, is the best way to know peace (2 Thessalonians 3:16). In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.

 

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God's perspective 

My dear child,

 

Things before you are not as they seem. From outward appearance, the situation appears as overwhelming and ghastly. You see it as a great, immovable fortresses which are against My Kingdom purpose.

 

Come here, my love. Let me remove the blinders that are blocking your sight (2 Corinthians 3:16).

 

I’ve allowed these situations to awaken you from your complacency.

 

After all, it is the very dread of the future that has stirred you to run to Me. Can’t you see how this is already working together for your good (Romans 8:28)? Desperation is often the best incentive to get you into My Presence. Challenges achieve some of My very best work within you. Do not resist My working. Difficulties are My prescription to show you Who is truly important. 

 

In order for My life to shine brightly from the inside out, you need to know weakness, both physically and emotionally (John 3:30). Testings are not to be wished away quickly. Instead, these are the very situations that help to peel away false perceptions, so you can see My Life within you more clearly.

 

I am at work within you (Philippians 2:13). When you cry out to Me, you are mirroring My posture on earth (Hebrews 5:7). I am best seen from bended knee and moistened eyes.
         

You have need of endurance (Hebrews 10:36). Perseverance is the pathway to control over your wavering thoughts and emotions (Luke 21:19). Endurance and perseverance unearth the gems of godliness, kindness and love that I’ve placed within you (1 Peter 1:6-7). Patience is far more important to Me than you realize.  
         

You feel overwhelmed at the task before you. “We need a real touch of power in order for anything to truly be accomplished,” you’ve said. Yet, power is only perfected and truly effective through weakness (2 Corinthians 12:9). The time has come for you to see this clearly. 
         

Allow My personality to spill out of you (John 7:38). I have tabernacled within you so that once again the Word can become flesh and dwell among those whom you influence (John 1:14). See your difficulties in this light and they are much easier to bear. I am praying for you (Romans 8:34).

 

My deepest love, Jesus

bended knee

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