My heart goes out to those who live in constant fear. This is especially true of believers in Christ Jesus and the Word of God which declares that “perfect love casts out all fear.” God is Love and where He is there is freedom.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty (emancipation from bondage, freedom). 2 Corinthians 3:17 (AMP)
Fear is a spirit and it must be cast out.
For God did not give us a spirit of timidity (of cowardice, of craven and cringing and fawning fear), but [He has given us a spirit] of power and of love and of calm and well-balanced mind and discipline and self-control. 2 Timothy 1:7 (AMP)
Faith and Fear have the same thing in common.
Both believe what you cannot see. Both believe what has not happened yet.
Fear believes the lie. Faith believes the truth.
Where Faith ends – Worry begins.
Worry is the darkroom where negatives are developed. In the developing solution of imagination, pictures of disaster, loss, sickness and death slowly come into view. Unclear at first, but ever more clear and distinguishable as imagination’s solution works on the negative.
These pictures bring torment, terror, worry and fear.
F.E.A.R. = False Evidence Appearing Real.
Believing doubts –
Worry assassinates hope –
When you abandon hope you have no Faith – You only have Fear.
Fear negates Faith –
When you fear, you have no faith.
You say, “I have faith.” This is only true in that part of your life where you have no fear.
Faith and Fear are like two ships laden with cargo on the sea of the heart. Their port of arrival is the harbor of your mind.
They both can come into your harbor –
You don’t have to let Fear drop anchor. You don’t have to let Fear unload her cargo.
Choose which cargo you will allow to fill the warehouse of your mind. The choice is up to you. You are the harbor master of your soul. You can choose to worry, despair, feel rejected, carry bitterness, harbor unforgiveness or be depressed or you can choose to believe and receive what God says in His word is true about you. (Joshua 24:15)
Faith comes by hearing , and hearing by the word of God. (Romans 10:17) Fear also comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of the faithless. Sometimes the faithless can be your Christian friends. We must hear the word of God, not the words of the faithless. We need the wind of the Spirit to fill the sails of the ship of Faith. (Romans 14:1; 1 Corinthians 2:5)
Our Christian walk is one of Faith, NOT Fear of what we see nor the fear of what others say. The bulwark of Fear will draw calamity to you like a magnet draws metal shavings . Conversely, The bulwark of Faith will protect you and win every skirmish with the devil ((Job 3:25; Numbers 14:2 Ephesians 6:16)(2 Corinthians 5:7)
When Fear drops anchor, Faith will leave the harbor.
When Faith drops anchor, Fear sinks out of sight (Hebrews 4;2).