Fear is a liar

What exactly does the spirit of fear do?

Fear tells us to hide what we are really feeling.

What fear, or fears are you facing today.

Fear of failure, or rejection, not being enough, of losing control, fear of violence, illness or death, or any kind of phobia, that has you hiding.

The spirit of fear creates in people the overwhelming desire to hide from the world. Sometimes it had us put on a mask and hide from others, or even ourselves at times. Sometimes fear leads us to pretend to be someone we are not.

Fear often leads people to hide from God just like Adam and Eve did in the Garden of Eden.

“He said, “I heard the sound of You [walking] in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; so I hid myself.””

Genesis 3:10 AMP

Is your fear bigger than your faith? Who’s faith are you standing on, your faith or Gods faith in himself?

Are you standing on just your own faith, which can never be big enough, or on Gods faith in himself which spans eternity?

“He told them, “It was because of your lack of faith. I promise you, if you have faith inside of you no bigger than the size of a small mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move away from here and go over there,’ and you will see it move! There is nothing you couldn’t do!”

Matthew 17:20 TPT

“And this hope is not a disappointing fantasy, because we can now experience the endless love of God cascading into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who lives in us!”

Romans 5:5 TPT

“Now faith is the assurance (title deed, confirmation) of things hoped for (divinely guaranteed), and the evidence of things not seen [the conviction of their reality—faith comprehends as fact what cannot be experienced by the physical senses].” Hebrews 11:1 AMP

“But we thank God for giving us the victory as conquerors through our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One.”

1 Corinthians 15:57 TPT

FEAR tells us we are not loved, and that we will never be worthy to be loved. Because of this common tactic of the enemy it is imperative that you learn to live loved. Scripture states that there is NOTHING that can separate us from His love.

A loving heart is a loved heart. You cannot say you love others yet hate yourself or others. Let go of any hate or unforgiving attitudes you have towards others. Fear keeps you bound in unforgiveness, and hate with the intent of both of those things to keep you bound in it’s chains. A forgiving heart is a forgiven heart and that heart has no place for hate. Fear will always lie to you and keep you captive, whereas love guides you into freedom. Love is the way of the kingdom of God.  

“Love never brings fear, for fear is always related to punishment. But love’s perfection drives the fear of punishment far from our hearts. Whoever walks constantly afraid of punishment has not reached love’s perfection.” 1 John 4:18 TPT

“The LORD your God is in your midst, A Warrior who saves. He will rejoice over you with joy; He will be quiet in His love [making no mention of your past sins], He will rejoice over you with shouts of joy.”

Zephaniah 3:17 AMP

In your battle to conquer fear, you will often find conflicting thoughts within your mind and emotions. Thoughts should never be allowed to enter your mind unchecked because of this. We should always be guided by Gods Word in renewing our minds to think full, clear thoughts. This can happen by learning how to think about things according to the spirit of God which is Holy Spirit. We renew our minds through reframing our thought patterns with the truth of the Word, and by replacing toxic thoughts with God’s thoughts.  

The challenge comes when we allow feelings and emotions to lead and control our mind and thought processes. Emotions are, by nature, followers and were never meant to lead us, instead we must choose to follow the truth which is Jesus.

“We can demolish every deceptive fantasy that opposes God and break through every arrogant attitude that is raised up in defiance of the true knowledge of God. We capture, like prisoners of war, every thought and insist that it bow in obedience to the Anointed One.”

2 Corinthians 10:5 TPT

“So here’s what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life—your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life—and place it before God as an offering. Embracing what God does for you is the best thing you can do for him. Don’t become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking. Instead, fix your attention on God. You’ll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.” Romans 12:1-2 MSG

“So keep your thoughts continually fixed on all that is authentic and real, honorable and admirable, beautiful and respectful, pure and holy, merciful and kind. And fasten your thoughts on every glorious work of God, praising him always.” Philippians 4:8 TPT

“You will never worry about an attack of demonic forces at night nor have to fear a spirit of darkness coming against you. Don’t fear a thing! Whether by night or by day, demonic danger will not trouble you, nor will the powers of evil launched against you. Even in a time of disaster, with thousands and thousands being killed, you will remain unscathed and unharmed.” Psalms 91:5-7 TPT

“For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7 TPT

When it comes to our minds, the enemies strongest attack is their ability to feed us lies, or more accurately, accusations. 

They try to convince us that what we did was unforgivable, that we are dirty and undeserving and unworthy of love. 

All of their energy is spent trying to achieve a single goal: Doubt and Fear.

Doubt is their goal because they knows that is the fastest tool to shut off our faith. If we begin to doubt who God says we are, and what He promised us, then we are engaging in the opposite of our calling. We are exchanging confidence and expectation for fear and distrust. 

Doubt weakens our resolve and saps our energy. It makes us question the most fundamental truths about who we are and allows The enemy to establish “a foothold” – a way for them to make the accusations even louder.

“He answered, “The Scriptures say: Bread alone will not satisfy, but true life is found in every word, which constantly goes forth from God’s mouth.”Matthew 4:4 TPT

“So I say to my soul, “Don’t be discouraged. Don’t be disturbed. For I know my God will break through for me.” Then I’ll have plenty of reasons to praise him all over again. Yes, living before his face is my saving grace!”

Psalms 42:11 TPT

“You see, every child of God overcomes the world, for our faith is the victorious power that triumphs over the world. So who are the world conquerors, defeating its power? Those who believe that Jesus is the Son of God.”

1 John 5:4-5 TPT

“You are the offspring of your father, the devil, and you serve your father very well, passionately carrying out his desires. He’s been a murderer right from the start! He never stood with the truth, for he’s full of nothing but lies—lying is his native tongue. He is a master of deception and the father of lies!”

John 8:44 TPT

“For if you embrace the truth, it will release true freedom into your lives.””

John 8:32 TPT

“Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make. Become intimate with him in whatever you do, and he will lead you wherever you go.”

Proverbs 3:5-6 TPT

“Don’t be pulled in different directions or worried about a thing. Be saturated in prayer throughout each day, offering your faith-filled requests before God with overflowing gratitude. Tell him every detail of your life, then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.” Philippians 4:6-7 TPT

“It is the LORD who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Do not fear or be dismayed.””

Deuteronomy 31:8 AMP

Has fear kept you from opening a door that you know He has called you to walk through? Have you listened to someone bring you a negative report about why you should not do something you believe God has called you to do? God has a destiny for you as He tells us in Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the LORD, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

Say this Prayer: Thank You Lord for the plans You have for me, plans to prosper me and not to harm me. Help me to walk into my destiny. Let me not fall prey to fear and its dream-devouring poison. I pray You will equip me for the journey ahead.

“Though we experience every kind of pressure, we’re not crushed. At times we don’t know what to do, but quitting is not an option. We are persecuted by others, but God has not forsaken us. We may be knocked down, but not out.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9 TPT

“If your faith remains strong, even while surrounded by life’s difficulties, you will continue to experience the untold blessings of God! True happiness comes as you pass the test with faith, and receive the victorious crown of life promised to every lover of God!”

James (Jacob) 1:12 TPT

Do you realize God has given you a set of blueprints for you to be successful ? If you have a Bible, you have the blueprint for success, prosperity, and to live fearlessly. Read the word, learn your identity, meditate on it, and then just do it. That sounds to simple sometimes, so the question becomes, do we believe God? Do we think maybe The authors stretched the truth a bit here and there, or perhaps it was good for those back in the day but it’s just not relevant today? 

Sadly many people treat their Bible like the owner’s manual in their car. Think about it when is the last time you pulled out your owner’s manual in the glove box which is kept safe for that time when we have a problem and we know just where to find it. Unfortunately, many believers don’t turn to their Bible until they have a problem.

God did not leave us empty-handed. He gave us the most powerful weapon most of the world has never known – His word. How strong is His word? “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword” (Hebrews 4:12 NIV). The answer to every crisis (past, present or future) is in His word. 

“For we have the living Word of God, which is full of energy, like a two-mouthed sword. It will even penetrate to the very core of our being where soul and spirit, bone and marrow meet! It interprets and reveals the true thoughts and secret motives of our hearts.”

Hebrews 4:12 TPT

Say this Prayer: Lord, You have given me the keys to success. Help me to read the Bible, understand it, and be obedient in following it. Your word tells me that You will be with me wherever I go so I really don’t have any reason to live in fear of anything. I will be strong and courageous. In Jesus name, Amen. 

“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall read [and meditate on] it day and night, so that you may be careful to do [everything] in accordance with all that is written in it; for then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will be successful. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not be terrified or dismayed (intimidated), for the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:8-9 AMP

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge [of My law, where I reveal My will]. Because you [the priestly nation] have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you from being My priest. Since you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.”

Hosea 4:6 AMP

Have you heard the acrostic for the word FEAR which is False Evidence Appearing Real. This is absolutely truth and is one of the greatest tools the enemy uses in their bag of tricks to take down Gods kids. It’s really just all smoke and mirrors and lies that they whisper to you to try and convince you that you are not who God says you are. It’s imperative to remember that any god other than the Lord God is a false god. Satan is referred to by Paul as “the god of this world.” He also says, “Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14 NIV).

How many of you watched the Wizard of Oz as a child and remembers that curtain being pulled back and the wizard is exposed as just an ordinary man hiding behind a big facade. We need to realize now not later that we have given Satan and his minions too much credit and power. 

“That doesn’t surprise us, for even Satan transforms himself to appear as an angel of light!”2 Corinthians 11:14 TPT

“Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority. However, your real source of joy isn’t merely that these spirits submit to your authority, but that your names are written in the journals of heaven and that you belong to God’s kingdom. This is the true source of your authority.””

Luke 10:19-20 TPT

“If you go against the grain, you get splinters, regardless of which neighborhood you’re from, what your parents taught you, what schools you attended. But if you embrace the way God does things, there are wonderful payoffs, again without regard to where you are from or how you were brought up. Being a Jew won’t give you an automatic stamp of approval. God pays no attention to what others say (or what you think) about you. He makes up his own mind.”

Romans 2:9-11 MSG

“I will answer your cry for help every time you pray, and you will find and feel my presence even in your time of pressure and trouble. I will be your glorious hero and give you a feast.”

Psalms 91:15 TPT

“For every persistent one will get what he asks for. Every persistent seeker will discover what he longs for. And everyone who knocks persistently will one day find an open door.”

Matthew 7:8 TPT

Say this Prayer: Lord, You are the only real, true God. All others are poor imitations. Help me to discern the real from the phony, the truth from the lie. Thank You for sending Jesus to destroy the works of the devil. God, grant me boldness to use the authority You have given me. In Jesus name, Amen.

“Now my beloved ones, I have saved these most important truths for last: Be supernaturally infused with strength through your life-union with the Lord Jesus. Stand victorious with the force of his explosive power flowing in and through you.”

Ephesians 6:10 TPT

“Your words are so powerful that they will kill or give life, and the talkative person will reap the consequences.”

Proverbs 18:21 TPT

“Nothing is more appealing than speaking beautiful, life-giving words. For they release sweetness to our souls and inner healing to our spirits.” Proverbs 16:24 TPT

The most amazing thing is that Jesus’ life didn’t end at Calvary. He tells us that He is the Living One and He will live forever. This spiritual fact is a huge contrast to the fact that every other god (fallen creature or angel) or person who has been worshipped. All the mortals died or will die and the fallen ones will be cast into the fiery pit as they bend their knee and acknowledge that Jesus is Lord — no exceptions.

Though our keys are different from His, they are extremely important for you to live a fearless life

“I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” Matthew 16:19 NIV

Bind God’s word to yourself and your kids, and loose spiritual chains, lies, and wrong beliefs. These are probably the most important keys you will ever own; treasure them and use them daily to live fearlessly!

“When I saw him, I fell down at his feet as good as dead, but he laid his right hand on me and I heard his reassuring voice saying: Don’t yield to fear. I am the Beginning and I am the End, the Living One! I was dead, but now look—I am alive forever and ever. And I hold the keys that unlock death and the unseen world.”

Revelation 1:17-18 TPT

“The authority of the name of Jesus causes every knee to bow in reverence! Everything and everyone will one day submit to this name—in the heavenly realm, in the earthly realm, and in the demonic realm. And every tongue will proclaim in every language: “Jesus Christ is Lord Yahweh,” bringing glory and honor to God, his Father!”

Philippians 2:10-11 TPT

“I will give you the keys of heaven’s kingdom realm to forbid on earth that which is forbidden in heaven, and to release on earth that which is released in heaven.””

Matthew 16:19 TPT

“Place these words on your hearts. Get them deep inside you. Tie them on your hands and foreheads as a reminder. Teach them to your children. Talk about them wherever you are, sitting at home or walking in the street; talk about them from the time you get up in the morning until you fall into bed at night. Inscribe them on the doorposts and gates of your cities so that you’ll live a long time, and your children with you, on the soil that GOD promised to give your ancestors for as long as there is a sky over the Earth.”

Deuteronomy 11:18-21 MSG

Has God laid a task, assignment or ministry on your heart? If so, you do not have to be afraid. You are working for the King of kings. Always remember, “If God is for us, who can be against us?

You cannot wilt under the first sign of resistance. The writer of Hebrews tells us, “So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what He has promised” (Hebrews 10:35-36 NIV).

“So don’t lose your bold, courageous faith, for you are destined for a great reward! You need the strength of endurance to reveal the poetry of God’s will and then you receive the promise in full.”

Hebrews 10:35-36 TPT

“So now, Lord, listen to their threats to harm us. Empower us, as your servants, to speak the word of God freely and courageously.”

Acts 4:29 TPT

It’s a matter of trust

“Though an army may encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war may rise against me, in this I will be confident. One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle He shall hide me; He shall set me high upon a rock” (Psalm 27:3-5). 

Think of all the men who tried to kill David: the giant Goliath, King Saul and his son Absalom just to name a few. David knew what it was like to have people try to kill him. Yet the only person David feared was the Lord.

So how does one fear the Lord without fearing the Lord?

In other words, how can you have a healthy, reverent awe of God without being afraid of Him? It all starts with a relationship, and to have a relationship with someone you have to spend time together with them. As you get to know someone, you can build that trust in them, and trust is the key. David trusted that the Lord was who He said He was. 

The question is…do you trust who the Lord says He is in His word? “But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him” (Hebrews 11:6).

Do you believe God is who He says He is? 

Think of all the names of God (e.g., Jehovah Rapha, Jireh, Shalom) that reflect His character; they are all positive names of healing, providing, peace, and love. So what is not to like? If you would, close your eyes for just a moment and think of God and what image you have of Him. Now, do the same thing of Jesus. What image comes to mind of Him? Are they the same? Jesus said, “Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father” (John 14:9 NIV). And the writer of Hebrews tell us, “The Son is the radiance of God’s glory and the exact representation of His being” (Hebrews 1:3 NIV).

Many people have a distorted view of God. They think of Him as the big disciplinarian and they think of Jesus as the nice, friendly guy. If you don’t see Jesus and God in the same light, you need to change lenses. If you want to fear less, then trust more! “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding” (Proverbs 3:5 NIV).

Say this Prayer: Dear God, forgive me for having a distorted image of who You really are. I want to be God-fearing without being afraid of You. Help me to invest my faith and place my trust in You, my loving heavenly Father. In Jesus name, Amen.

“In his shelter in the day of trouble, that’s where you’ll find me, for he hides me there in his holiness. He has smuggled me into his secret place, where I’m kept safe and secure— out of reach from all my enemies. Triumphant now, I’ll bring him my offerings of praise, singing and shouting with ecstatic joy! Yes, listen and you can hear the fanfare of my shouts of praise to the Lord! My heart will not be afraid even if an army rises to attack. I know that you are there for me, so I will not be shaken. Here’s the one thing I crave from God, the one thing I seek above all else: I want the privilege of living with him every moment in his house, finding the sweet loveliness of his face, filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace. I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.”

Psalms 27:3-6 TPT

“And without faith living within us it would be impossible to please God. For we come to God in faith knowing that he is real and that he rewards the faith of those who passionately seek him.”

Hebrews 11:6 TPT

“The Son is the dazzling radiance of God’s splendor, the exact expression of God’s true nature—his mirror image! He holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of his spoken word. He accomplished for us the complete cleansing of sins, and then took his seat on the highest throne at the right hand of the majestic One.”

Hebrews 1:3 TPT

“Trust in the Lord completely, and do not rely on your own opinions. With all your heart rely on him to guide you, and he will lead you in every decision you make.”

Proverbs 3:5 TPT

“When they all saw him walking on the waves, they thought he was a ghost and screamed out in terror. But he said to them at once, “Don’t yield to fear. Have courage. It’s really me—I Am!””

Mark 6:49-50 TPT

One acrostic for the word FEAR is Forget Everything And Run. I suspect if the apostles had not been on water many of them would have run when they saw what they thought was a ghost. What did it take to calm their fears? A few simple words from the Master. You see, they recognized His voice and Jesus said we can too. “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow Me” (John 10:27 NIV).

So how does one recognize the Shepherd’s voice? A shepherd is with his flock day and night, so the sheep can differentiate the voice of their shepherd from anyone else. If you spend quality time with the Good Shepherd, you will recognize His voice too. 

David, who was a good shepherd in his own right, said, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not be in want…I will fear no evil, for You are with me” (Psalm 23:1,4 NIV). The Good Shepherd is your shepherd; just listen for His calming voice and fear no evil.

“When they all saw him walking on the waves, they thought he was a ghost and screamed out in terror. But he said to them at once, “Don’t yield to fear. Have courage. It’s really me—I Am!””

Mark 6:49-50 TPT

“My own sheep will hear my voice and I know each one, and they will follow me.”

John 10:27 TPT

“The Lord is my best friend and my shepherd. I always have more than enough. He offers a resting place for me in his luxurious love. His tracks take me to an oasis of peace, the quiet brook of bliss. That’s where he restores and revives my life. He opens before me pathways to God’s pleasure and leads me along in his footsteps of righteousness so that I can bring honor to his name. Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.”

Psalms 23:1-4 TPT

Say this Prayer: Jesus, I pray You will calibrate my spirit to discern Your voice from all others. I want to walk in obedience to Your voice, but I must know the difference between Your voice and that of the enemy. Help me to be still and know that You are God. In Jesus name, Amen.

Living life in fear is not really living at all. What has fear done for you? Have you run from God to your own Egypt? Jonah tried to run in the opposite direction from God and ended up in the belly of a big fish. You can run but you cannot hide from God.

“A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect —life in its fullness until you overflow!”

John 10:10 TPT

“A thief has only one thing in mind—he wants to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you everything in abundance, more than you expect —life in its fullness until you overflow!”

John 10:10 TPT

If you want to know what the future holds, then read how the world is going to end. Spoiler alert: Jesus ALWAYS wins.

“It is the LORD who goes before you; He will be with you. He will not fail you or abandon you. Do not fear or be dismayed.””

Deuteronomy 31:8 AMP

“I will give you the keys (authority) of the kingdom of heaven; and whatever you bind [forbid, declare to be improper and unlawful] on earth will have [already] been bound in heaven, and whatever you loose [permit, declare lawful] on earth will have [already] been loosed in heaven.””

Matthew 16:19 AMP

“I will give you the keys of heaven’s kingdom realm to forbid on earth that which is forbidden in heaven, and to release on earth that which is released in heaven.””

Matthew 16:19 TPT

“Every promise from the faithful God is pure and proves to be true. He is a wrap-around shield of protection for all his lovers who run to hide in him.”

Proverbs 30:5 TPT

Whatever obstacles you are facing today, turn to Him. There is no problem too big for Jesus. “With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible” (Matthew 19:26).  

“By now a strong wind began to blow and was stirring up the waters. The disciples had rowed about halfway across the lake when all of a sudden they caught sight of Jesus walking on top of the waves, coming toward them. The disciples panicked, but Jesus called out to them, “Don’t be afraid. You know who I am.” They were relieved to take him in, and the moment Jesus stepped into the boat, they were instantly transported to the other side!”

John 6:18-21 TPT

It is at this point where Peter walks on water. “But when he saw that the wind was boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink he cried out, saying, ‘Lord, save me!

“But when he realized how high the waves were, he became frightened and started to sink. “Save me, Lord!” he cried out.”

Matthew 14:30 TPT

“Looking straight into their eyes, Jesus replied, “Humanly speaking, no one, because no one can save himself. But what seems impossible to you is never impossible to God!””

Matthew 19:26 TPT

You CAN be free of fear. God did not give you a spirit of fear. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). So why not get rid of fear today!

First of all, as a believer, you have authority over spirits. The following passage is straight from the words of Jesus: “Now you understand that I have imparted to you all my authority to trample over his kingdom. You will trample upon every demon before you and overcome every power Satan possesses. Absolutely nothing will be able to harm you as you walk in this authority. However, your real source of joy isn’t merely that these spirits submit to your authority, but that your names are written in the journals of heaven and that you belong to God’s kingdom. This is the true source of your authority.””

Luke 10:19-20 TPT.

So, you are going to exercise that authority now!

Agree using your name with the next scriptures below and read them with authority!

I thank you, God, for making me so mysteriously complex! Everything you do is marvelously breathtaking. It simply amazes me to think about it! How thoroughly you know me, Lord!”

Psalms 139:14 TPT

“Now we’re no longer living like slaves under the law, but we enjoy being God’s very own sons and daughters! And because we’re his, we can access everything our Father has—for we are heirs of God through Jesus, the Messiah!”

Galatians 4:7 TPT

“I know what it means to lack, and I know what it means to experience overwhelming abundance. For I’m trained in the secret of overcoming all things, whether in fullness or in hunger. And I find that the strength of Christ’s explosive power infuses me to conquer every difficulty.”

Philippians 4:12-13 TPT

“Little children, you can be certain that you belong to God and have conquered them, for the One who is living in you is far greater than the one who is in the world.”

1 John 4:4 TPT

“then God’s wonderful peace that transcends human understanding, will make the answers known to you through Jesus Christ.”

Philippians 4:7 TPT

“I hear the Lord saying, “I will stay close to you, instructing and guiding you along the pathway for your life. I will advise you along the way and lead you forth with my eyes as your guide. So don’t make it difficult; don’t be stubborn when I take you where you’ve not been before. Don’t make me tug you and pull you along. Just come with me!” How happy and fulfilled are those whose rebellion has been forgiven, those whose sins are covered by blood. How blessed and relieved are those who have confessed their corruption to God! For he wipes their slates clean and removes hypocrisy from their hearts. Before I confessed my sins, I kept it all inside; my dishonesty devastated my inner life, causing my life to be filled with frustration, irrepressible anguish, and misery. The pain never let up, for your hand of conviction was heavy on my heart. My strength was sapped, my inner life dried up like a spiritual drought within my soul.

“Pause in his presence”

Then I finally admitted to you all my sins, refusing to hide them any longer. I said, “My life-giving God, I will openly acknowledge my evil actions.” And you forgave me! All at once the guilt of my sin washed away and all my pain disappeared!

“Pause in his presence”

This is what I’ve learned through it all: All believers should confess their sins to God; do it every time God has uncovered you in the time of exposing. For if you do this, when sudden storms of life overwhelm, you’ll be kept safe. Lord, you are my secret hiding place, protecting me from these troubles, surrounding me with songs of gladness! Your joyous shouts of rescue release my breakthrough.

“Pause in his presence”

So my conclusion is this: Many are the sorrows and frustrations of those who don’t come clean with God. But when you trust in the Lord for forgiveness, his wrap-around love will surround you. So celebrate the goodness of God! He shows this kindness to everyone who is his. Go ahead—shout for joy, all you upright ones who want to please him!”

Psalms 32:1-11 TPT

“Lord, even when your path takes me through the valley of deepest darkness, fear will never conquer me, for you already have! You remain close to me and lead me through it all the way. Your authority is my strength and my peace. The comfort of your love takes away my fear. I’ll never be lonely, for you are near.”

Psalms 23:4 TPT

“Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’”

Isaiah 41:10 AMP

“They conquered him completely through the blood of the Lamb and the powerful word of his testimony. They triumphed because they did not love and cling to their own lives, even when faced with death.”

Revelation 12:11 TPT

“So if the Son sets you free from sin, then become a true son and be unquestionably free!” John 8:36 TPT

The final choice this week is to surrender your very life instead of striving to defeat your fear(s) in your own strength.

“For God will never give you the spirit of fear, but the Holy Spirit who gives you mighty power, love, and self-control.”

2 Timothy 1:7 TPT

Say this Prayer:

Thank You Lord that You have never left me nor forsaken me. Forgive me for sometimes feeling I am in the battle all alone.

I renounce the spirit of fear and I say right now you no longer have a place in me and you must go where Jesus says to go. Jesus I am Yours and You are mine, so help me to keep myself from being polluted by the world. Use me as you will to advance Your Kingdom. Lord, I am asking you right now to fill that hole where fear once resided in me with Your Spirit with love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control.

I ask you right now Father God to redeem the years fear has stolen from me. Help me to now fulfill the destiny you created me for. I thank you Lord for my freedom. I thank you Jesus for breaking the chains of bondage fear once had on me. Lord, all things truly are possible with You. Help me to never forget there is no problem too big, nor anything so insignificant I can’t take to You in prayer. I now really cannot think of a good excuse why I should fear anything life throws at me with You as my Savior and Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

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