There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (I John 4:18)
The emotion of fear is a very natural response to negative circumstances. When we are gripped by fear, it weakens our physical and spiritual strength. Fear hinders our ability to think rationally; therefore, we are tormented in our emotions. Fear, if it remains unchecked, can be very devastating. Fear is the number one weapon the devil uses to gain access to our lives. Fear is actually faith working in reverse. Fear and faith are the same energy flowing in opposite directions. Faith says, “I believe God’s Word is true.” Fear says, “I believe the report the devil is giving is true.”
God, as well as, the devil, dwell and operate in the spirit realm; therefore, they must have a means of access, like a bridge to the natural world. God seeks to build a bridge to can gain access to us through our faith in His Word. The devil seeks to build a bridge so he can gain access to our lives through developing a fear of our circumstances in our hearts and minds. The Psalmist encourages us to build a bridge of faith in God’s Word; I have chosen the way of truth; Your judgments I have laid before me. I cling to Your testimonies; O LORD, do not put me to shame! I will run the course of Your commandments, for You shall enlarge my heart. Teach me, O LORD, the way of Your statutes, and I shall keep it to the end (Psalm 119:30-33).
Remove fear from your life by placing your complete trust in the Word of God. Like the Psalmist David, determine you will stand, and remain standing, on the promises of the Word of God for the balance of your days.