God is not the author of fear. The devil–the tormentor–is the author of fear. Fear and security cannot co-exist. We shall know the truth and the truth brings freedom. God doesn’t want us to fear Him but to receive His perfect love, abounding grace and acceptance.
Fear can strike through a manipulating thought and evil imaginations. If fear is allowed to grip your heart, the pressure can become an obsession which causes debilitating anxiety.
We must renew our minds daily by spending “alone time” in God’s Word. We need to keep our focus on the Word and not life’s problems. We must choose to turn from dark thoughts and torments and allow the light of Jesus’ words to enter our situations. God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit cannot lie; so choose to allow His light to break through Satan’s darkness. Keep meditating on His word. “The Lord IS my Helper; I will not fear.” (Hebrews 13:6) or “I will never leave you or forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)
Thoughts of defeat and despair or flashbacks must be replaced with thoughts from the mind of Jesus. We do “love the mind of Christ…” (I Corinthians 2:14-16) “Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right and pure and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.” (Philippians 4:8, NLT) Willpower alone will not blot out bad thoughts. We must replace the wrong thoughts and beliefs with God’s truth. We must replace destructive, hateful and even angry thoughts by speaking the Word and thinking on a pleasant, happy activity or fun time with family or friends. We must pull away from too much hustle and bustle and simply meditate on God’s promises.
Memorize and quote His Word. “You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You.” (Isaiah 26:3) Then ASK God and his Holy Spirit in the name of Jesus “to keep [me] in perfect peace and lead and guide [me]… not in [my] own strength but the strength of Christ alone.”
God’s word is sure and unshakable. Will you choose to receive and believe His grace and open your mind and heart to allow His words to restore and make you whole? “The Law of Moses appoints men who are imperfect to be high priests; BUT God’s promise made with the vow, which came later than the Law, appoints the Son, who has been made perfect forever.” (Hebrews 7:28) “This difference then, also makes Jesus the guarantee of a better covenant.” (Hebrews 7:22) So, our Jesus now sits at the right side of our Father ever [always] interceding, “pleading with God” for us. (Hebrews 7:25) This far better hope—Jesus–allows us to “come near to God.” (Hebrews 7:19)
Today, be made whole and continue on this journey realizing you have been chosen to serve Him… You, by grace, ARE the righteousness of Christ… He lives in each of us… the Holy Spirit, teaching, guiding and comforting us… as we daily renew our minds in the mind of Christ… “because God had decided on an even better plan for us. His plan [is] that only in company with us would we be made perfect.” (Hebrews 11:40)