When you read the newspaper headlines and latest media reports, does it sometimes seem as if the world is caving in on itself? Well, it is. Financial crashes, escalating gas prices, violence, terrorism, and uncertainty are the norm today. It is the enemy’s job to get you to focus on the things happening around you; to get you to listen to words of fear and despair so he can bring the very things you fear to pass in your life.
What is fear? It is a spiritual force, just like faith. Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Fear is the substance of things not hoped for, and the evidence of things not seen.
Also, realize fear is a foreign spirit that does not come from God. If you are ever afraid of something, you can have confidence that the fear is coming from Satan. A Christian’s reborn spirit does not produce fear, so if fear comes, it is an attack of the enemy against your soul.
You do not have to be in bondage to this. Instead, “There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” 1 John 4:18 (NIV)
In the midst of life’s trials, refuse fear. I don’t care what is going on around you. Resist fear with everything in you. Confess the Word of God over your situation until you begin to see things change. Stand firm on the Scriptures which will help to build your faith.