No Fear, But Power & Love
I, frequently, struggle with the temptation to be filled with fear about many different things. This precious verse has been my strength and comfort in fighting the crippling snare of fear.
Fear is not from the Lord, but He fills us with power, love and a sound mind.
That reality makes me want to sing and shout!
I don’t need to act like a whackadoodle who freaks out about every single thing that could or might happen. Seriously! I’m not the only one who struggles with this, right??
“…Bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.”
II Corinthians 10:5
Let’s capture our thoughts today! Are you with me?
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I am with you. Just found your lovely blog. I will work on capturing those thoughts and transforming them into thoughts for Christ.
You are definitely not alone in your struggle! Take heart God is with you.
Twenty years ago, I heard a wonderful acronym for the word fear that put it into perspective for me. Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real. Not to give him too much credit, as he loves the attention, but fear sounds like the work of the deceiver. He twists the truth just enough that it still sounds like truth, but in reality it doesn’t pass the “sniff” test. Clinging to Jeremiah 29:11 helps, too.
Thank you for posting this, Myra. It seriously couldn’t have been a better time to read it and be reminded of it as I’m the queen of worrying about what could or might happen. Such a struggle….
I liked what you sayed “fear is not from the lord”, but i challange you and ask you if god create everything in this universe, how can fear not be god creation. maybe he try to tell you something… 🙂
From one “whackadoodle” to another, thank you for this precious reminder! I struggle with fear and worry more often than I’d like to admit.
Power. Love. A sound mind. These things are ours in Christ. Amen, sister!
I often confess this scripture! God’s word is so powerful.
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One of my favorite verses to recite to myself. Thanks for the reminder today!
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I’m with you! Have the best day ever! xoxo
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Amen and amen! Thank you for sharing this today!
Oh, I’m with you alright! I just learned about letting go of my fears about 3 years ago. Let go and Let God! I’ve come to realize He can manage my life much better than me so I let Him. No need to fear, no need to fear, come what may.
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Thank you Myra! This verse is one I claim also…most of the battles I fight are in my mind and fear is a real battle. Thank God we have the victory!!
That’s a great reminder!
I have the following sitting near my desk at work.
“You cannot control what someone else will say or do, you can only control your actions and reactions.”
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OK, this is the 3rd time today that God has spoken to me!!! I’m a sitting here in amazement. I shouldn’t be, cause I know this is what God does, but here I am, amazed again at God!
This ‘bringing into captivity’ scripture is what I woke up with on my heart, knowing I would need to do jusr that today.
Thank you for sharing … it’s a confirmation, of sorts, to me.
I love this!! Thank you for the reminder!! And I really love the acronym… False Evidence Appearing Real, from your reader!!!
Thank you so much for posting this. It was exactly what I needed to hear at exactly the right time. I’ve been struggling with this so much and God has been showing me in various ways it’s not from Him. Thanks!
I am with you! This verse is so powerful to me when I am faced with fear. I too am a worrier and oftentimes find a crippling fear creeping in in many circumstances. Repeating this verse to myself brings deliverance and freedom from my fears and worry! I also love Proverbs 31:25 “She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” I love that God longs for us to be so fear free, that we feel joy and contentment when considering our future, choosing to trust Him instead!