Saturday, May 14, 2016
Victory Over Fear (Satan Flees)
During my senior year of high school, I was riddled with many fears. Finding the right college, choosing the best career path, launching out on my own in life; these were the challenges that rocked my boat and caused me to stay up late at night. I tried to combat my fears, but my attempts resembled attacking a gorilla with a twig. My powerlessness against the foe of fear was first rooted in the fact that I didn't have a relationship with the Lord. Later when I accepted Christ as my Sin Bearer and Savior, I began to sense God's love for me. This helped to ease my fears.
The second thing that gave me power over fear was learning God's word concerning victory over my timidity. One of the Scriptures I discovered is found in 2 Timothy 1:7. It reads: “For God has not given you the spirit of fear, but of power, love, and of a sound mind.” This scripture reveals that fear is a spirit. It's definitely not from God, so it is an evil spirit. It also shows us that the opposite of fear is God's power, love and soundness of mind.
I also learned that - just like Jesus, when confronted with temptation - I could quote the word of God to Satan every time I felt afraid. I found great victory in this, and in the knowledge of God's great love for me. The Bible says that perfect love (that's God's love) casts away fear.
Since, I met Jesus and learned these truths, my life has never been the same. Now when I face new challenges and I'm tempted to fear, I remember that the God of love is with me and I quote God's word in the devil's ear. Thank God that when I do that, Satan flees.