Fear Attacks Faith
The enemy of our soul is a charlatan painting a picture of hopelessness. Satan’s strategy is to impose an agonizing attack to slow us down, pull back, or quit. But within the hearts of God’s people even an ember of faith cries, “Our God reigns!”
We can feel overwhelmed and discouraged as we watch world news, experience personal problems, illness, and wade through the relentless evil in the world. But we are not of this world, and our future is secure because faith cries, “Our God reigns!”
Fear Triggers Self-Awareness
Fear is fixed on scarcity instead of sufficiency. It points out poverty in our souls, relationships, health, economy and security. It spotlights “wants” instead of gratitude, but we fix our eyes on Jesus and die to self-awareness because faith cries, “Our God reigns!”
Fear tries to paralyze us with its foreboding predictions of doom, but we recognize its stench and refuse to bow down. We stand with hearts abandoned toward a living resurrected King who leads us into action for such a time as this because faith cries, “Our God reigns!”
Fear discredits God and argues that obedience is risk, but we contend to defend truths and find blessing in obedience because faith cries, “Our God reigns!”
Finding Faith in the Midst of Fear
Corrie ten Boom’s family helped nearly 800 Jews elude the Nazi Holocaust during World War II. She was held prisoner at Ravensbruck concentration camp near Berlin. Perhaps a few of her quotes can give us perspective about suffering, faith and hope.
“You can never learn that Christ is all you need, until Christ is all you have.”
“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”
― Corrie ten Boom
We Grow in Faith
Fear attacks our faith, but it reveals a sobering truth; human resources do not provide solutions. We have nothing without Christ. Once we realize everything we need is Christ, and in Christ, eternal life becomes larger than this temporal life. Faith ignites hope and brings inward change. We step out of the way and allow the Holy Spirit to work through us in extraordinary ways.
Someone once said, “Weak faith is not the absence of faith.” We grow in faith. Let faith arise.
There is victory on the other side of our Gethsemane. Our labor of prayer is not in vain because faith cries, “Our God reigns!”
Prayer for Faith
Father in heaven
You are supreme and Holy above all else.
You are worthy to be praised
My heart longs for more of You
Lead me into your deepest chambers.
Call me by my name, Oh Lord.
Let me hear Your voice with renewed clarity.
Let me see Your heavenly realm
Anoint me afresh.
Ignite a passion for Your Kingdom,
Grant me the power to serve,
and love that brings hope.
This is my prayer.
This is my life.
This is my hope.
Let Your Faith Cry Out–Forever!
Watch this inspirational video and don’t miss the anointed declaration of faith. Then, let your faith cry out. Find a quiet place and write down your concerns as prayers of hope. Let faith ignite in your heart as you cry out, “My God reigns.”
Have a blessed weekend.
“Corrie Ten Boom.” Bio.com. Accessed August 22, 2014. http://www.biography.com/people/corrie-ten-boom-21358155#synopsis.