“A spirit of fear”
“God has not given us a spirit of fear.” 2Ti 1:7 NKJV
The Bible tells us that fear is a “spirit.” This spirit has a mind that thinks and a voice that speaks, and if you allow it to—it will control you. Today if you’re battling a “spirit of fear,” make this your prayer: “Lord, Your Word says when I seek Your face, You’ll hear me and deliver me from all my fears (See Ps 34:4). So I cast down every anxious thought that rises up against what I know about You and Your power (See 2Co 10:5). I stand on the promise that You’ll never leave nor forsake me (See Heb 13:5). I rest in the truth that nothing is too hard for You (See Jer 32:17). I rejoice in the assurance that You’ve already given Your angels responsibility for keeping and protecting me in all my ways (See Ps 91:11). I resist the spirit of fear, and command it to flee in Jesus’ name (See Jas 4:7). By faith I decree that Your peace, which passes human understanding, will guard my heart and mind (See Php 4:7). Therefore, I will not let my heart be troubled or afraid (See Jn 14:27). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.” Now instead of focusing on the problem, focus on the Problem-Solver—God! That may not immediately resolve your difficulty, but it’ll keep you in a peaceful state of mind while you wait for God to work. Isaiah said, “You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!” (Isa 26:3 NLT). Note the word “fixed.” As you go through this day with your mind “fixed” on God, you’ll have “perfect and constant peace” (AMPC).