Break Free From Fear

April 14, 2014

“I have chosen you and not rejected you. Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:9b-10

1. God doesn’t give fear, so we shouldn’t receive it.
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV
Fear neutralizes the progress of our faith, but Jesus redeems and liberates us from the force of fear.

2. There is no fear in love.
To grant us that we, being rescued from the hand of our enemies, might serve Him without fear, in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days. Luke 1:74-75
The love of God casts out fear (1 John 4:18). We have the authority to take our place among the redeemed, not because of religious routine or being self-righteous, but because we know and walk with God.

3. Replace fear with praise and thanks.
And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always]. Colossians 3:15 AMP
Use God’s Word as a weapon to cut down your worry tree with the axe of faith.* Break the habits of anxious thinking by directing your thoughts and mouth toward praise to God. There is freedom on the other side!

You are an overcomer!
Pastor Jeff

Pray This Prayer: Today I break the habit of fear with the voice of faith. Thank You, God, for saving me and setting me free from fear. You are faithful to fulfill all Your promises. Today I rest in God’s love. I choose to only be bold and courageous. Thank You, God, that You keep me in perfect peace as I keep my mind stayed on You. In Jesus’ name, amen.

We cannot help thoughts coming into our minds, but it is within our power to direct our thoughts . . . we can compel ourselves to quit thinking along some lines. It is usually easier to supplant improper thoughts with other brighter, more cheerful thoughts. ~Charles Naylor

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