What do you think is the one thing that fear robs us of the most? I believe it’s freedom. That’s right, if we are not careful, fear will keep us bound. It will steal time from our day, precious moments with those that we love, rest throughout the night, and it will compromise our health, if we let it.
I have not experienced fear to an extreme degree, but there was a time in my life where I would say that it had a pretty tight grip on me. I remember waking up in the middle of the night with knots in my stomach because of it. All sorts of thoughts would run through my head. That is, thoughts of worse case scenario, of course. Thankfully, the cycle ended once I reminded myself of the tool that I needed to use to combat it with…scriptures.
See, once I began to remind myself of the Lords word, little by little I was set fee of what was holding me bound. Each time fear would creep into my thoughts throughout the day, I would research scripture pertaining to it, write them down and reflect back on them, when needed. Over time, the episodes of fear became less and less, until one day they were gone.
Guys listen, the Lord did not die on a cross so that we would be held captive in fear. No, he died so that we would be set free! He gave up his own life for us so that we can live and live FREELY! Listen carefully to what I am saying. Let me repeat it .THE CREATOR OF THE UNIVERSE DIED SO THAT YOU AND I CAN BE FREE! This is great news, my friends! We are free and free indeed! And although fear my come, we do not have to allow it to settle in. Find peace in knowing that today!
I really hope that this message encouraged you in some way. As silly as it may sound, I’m encouraged! The Lord has a funny way of encouraging me through my own writing, sometimes. He really does have a beautiful sense of humor. Doesn’t he?
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