Psalm 46:1-2 | NIV ” God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea.”
The average person will tremble at the sight of the earth giving way. But for some reason, the writer of this Psalm tells us he is not bothered. What would produce this type of serenity in the face of an earthquake?
2 Timothy 1:7 | NLT “For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity…”
Fear is a spirit. It causes you to see only the negative in any situation. It turns your heart into a barren soil for the word of God, causing it to be unfruitful. Worse still it has the power to attract unpleasant experiences into your life.
Fear is worse than doubt. Doubt may prevent you from receiving God’s blessings, but fear doesn’t stop there. It actually draws in the opposite of God’s best for you.
Fear is a force, a powerful one at that. But the good news is that you have within you a more powerful Force that dismantles fear with ease.
2 Timothy 1:7 | “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”
Glory to God! You have access to a more powerful Force within you in the person of the Holy Spirit. He comes into any situation and first dismantles fear. He floods your heart with His peace, thereby enabling you to hear what God is saying about the situation.
He is the Spirit that made the Psalmist say with such boldness that an earthquake will not move him.
Don’t fight fear directly; it is a spirit. Just ask the Holy Spirit to fill you afresh. A person who is renewed with the fresh oil of the Holy Spirit has no room for fear. When the Holy Spirit is in charge, fear flees — naturally!
Precious Holy Spirit, fill your children today afresh with your anointing and let every hideous spirit of fear vanish from their lives. Amen.