Dealing with Fear and Anxiety in the Christian Life
Psalm 27:11: The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Jesus has all the Answers to Life! Fear and Anxiety will hinder a person from serving the Lord in fullness if not dealt with. As the Bible says: “Fear hath torment”. This “spirit of fear” as the Bible also proclaims has gripped the hearts and lives of so many Christians (some have been captured at an early age) and has caused them to be hindered and even prevented from serving the Lord in the way that they would like.
2 Timothy 1:7: For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
As we can see from this scripture that fear is a spirit and not just an emotion. This scripture also follows up by say that God intended for each and every Christian to have power, love and a sound mind. When fear and anxiety are in a Christian’s life everything but these three attributes exist. The fact is that there will not be the peace of God in a Christian’s vessel until fear is driven out. When we use the term “drive out” we are speaking of the ministry of casting out demons or the Deliverance Ministry.
In most cases if a Christian never witnessed or experienced this ministry for themselves, this article may sound foreign or even unbelievable to some. However, this is a ministry that has been proven time and time again that Jesus can and wants us to be free in mind body soul and spirit. This spirit of fear will rob a person of spiritual and physical gifts that God has given us and wants to give us.
James 4:7: Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Take heed and examine yourself for this spirit of fear. Ask yourself: Was I ever molested as a child? Did I ever experience any other types of traumatic incidents, such as being in a car accident, even something as simple as being chased by a dog that you felt was hostile? When these and other incidents are experienced, a spirit of fear can enter into the life of even a Christian and cause many hindrances.
There is a solution to this haunting spirit. The Bible says “submit yourself to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. When a person that is tormented by this spirit willingly comes to Jesus and ask for deliverance using the proper steps, Jesus will honor his Word. Jesus truly has all the Answers to Life in dealing with fear and anxiety in the Christian Life!
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