The Lord is my light and my salvation, whom shall I fear? There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear. (Psalm 27:1 and John 4:18 NKJV)
There are no circumstances under which you can afford to allow fear into your mind or heart. If given entrance, fear will neutralize your faith and open the door for the devil to work in your life. Interestingly, there is a spiritual correlation between faith and fear:
- Just as faith activates God, so fear also activates Satan
- Faith is the substance of things hoped for; fear is the substance of things dreaded
- Faith is the spiritual force that works for you; fear is the spiritual force that work against you
Fear is never to be tolerated; it is to be cast out by the perfect love of God. Meditating on the love God has for you is the most effective way to put a stop to fear-filled thoughts. Read what God’s Word has to say about His love for you; believe and have faith in His Word. He is your loving heavenly Father. All of His plans and intentions for you are for good and for blessing.
Fear of failure is a common tool Satan uses to stop us from fulfilling the call of God in our lives. But know this: a God of love would never ask you to do something without first giving you the ability and resources to succeed. However, the fear of failure will activate the devil and cut you off from the resources that God has for you.
It is up to you to keep your heart free from fear and to draw on the grace and resources that God has given to you by faith. Faith comes when your eyes are open to truth from the Word of God.
So, find out what the Bible says about God’s love and meditate on those verses. As faith rises in your heart, fear will be cast out and the door will be slammed shut on the devil.
Confession: Holy Spirit, I ask You to expose any fear that may reside in my heart. I choose to cast out that fear with the perfect love of God as I meditate on His Word and fill my heart with faith.
Author: Jerry Savelle