Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV) Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.
Fear is one of the enemy's greatest weapons used for preventing us from receiving the promises of God. It stunts our growth and keeps us from moving forward in Christ by consuming our time, thoughts and attention. It's a paralyzing emotion that can render its victim terrified and ineffective. You see, it's not that the enemy has more power or authority than we have, it’s just that if we don't remain filled with the Word of God and we are not developing our relationship with Jesus, we begin to hear and believe the lies he's speaking more than God's truth. God doesn't force His Word into us, we must study our Bibles and seek Him out of our free will.
The enemy is not the gentlemen the Holy Spirit is. He will whisper and even scream his destructive plans in your ear continually. If that's all you're being fed, you will no longer believe there's a way of escape. Once you surrender to your fears, he's got you in His trap of destruction.
Currently as we watch the news, the fear of an unseen virus, the new variant and the condition of our world and the economy is bringing such a panic that it's leaving many too terrified to even leave their homes. Yes, we must take every precaution, especially if you have compromised health, but give your attention to Jesus. Peace can still be found in the midst of a pandemic or the surrounding chaos. Pick up your Bible and begin to learn what God has to say about it. Begin to build up your faith instead of feeding your fears.
God says, "FEAR NOT!" He's given us power and authority over every sickness and disease and all the power of the enemy. There is nothing the he can throw at you that's too big for our God to handle, but we must position ourselves to believe! Get in the Word and stand up and fight the good fight of faith for all that Christ has paid for at Calvary. No longer intimidated by the lies of the devil! Trust and worship Him, right in the middle of the storm that's raging all around you!
YOU WERE DESIGNED TO BE POWERFUL AND VICTORIOUS! YOU ARE MORE THAN A CONQUEROR!! FEAR NOT!
Job 3:25 (NKJV) For the thing I greatly feared has come upon me, and what I dreaded has happened to me.
Matthew 10:1 (NKJV) And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
Luke 10: 19 (AMP) Listen carefully: I have given you authority [that you now possess] to tread on serpents and scorpions, and [the ability to exercise authority] over all the power of the enemy (Satan); and nothing will [in any way] harm you.
Romans 8:37 (NKJV) Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.