If you’re watching the news in Canada or in the US, it’s hard not to allow yourself to start to worry about the economy.
God says over and over in His Word, “Do not fear”. God wants us to live by faith and not to allow the spirit of fear to take root in our soul (mind, will and emotions). Fear will destroy you, it is the devils tool that he uses to try to take you out! Fear is meant to bring torment, don’t allow it in any area of your life.
2 Tim 1:7, “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.”
Don’t be fearful, PRAY!! Fear and Faith cannot operate together. Don’t let the enemy win! We MUST stand firm NOW!! He is our provider. Rely on Him, Lean on Him and be obedient to what He is saying.
Cindy Jacobs said at the beginning of this year, “For too long we have known to pray for our nations, but we have not known how to see to it that the Lion of Judah ran the economies of nations. He is the Creator, and believe me, He knows how to heal nations!”
Fear is not just the opposite of faith it is contaminated faith (Matthew 8:26; Mark 4:40; Luke 8:25)!! Fear’s objective is for you not to trust in the Word of God, to doubt who He says He is, to question the truth He has made available to us. Believers cannot continue to operate effectively while living in fear. It is something we need to take seriously!!
This does not mean, close your eyes tight and put your head in the sand. It means you have to get active, you have to read the Bible to find out what He says about faith, you have to open your ears to what others say about faith, you have to work at increasing that muscle!! You have to eradicate the fear that is present and replace it with faith.
The bottom line is that when you know that God is on your side – there’s nothing to fear!!