In the Bible, "do not be afraid" is listed 365 times. This is God's mercy and grace reminding us everyday that fear will come to tempt us and attempt to steal our faith, joy and destiny.
Fear is a spirit. The word of God says, "For God has not given us a , but power and love and a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7.
What is fear? Fear is synonymous with stress. Do you ever feel overwhelmed by the stresses of life? Do you ever feel you can't control the situation? Do you ever feel the circumstances are beyond what you can bear? Fear is the opposite of faith.
God says he has not given us a spirit of fear but rather he has given us power, love and a sound mind. How do we access this power, love and sound mind?
We receive our power from Holy Spirit. We receive unconditional love from our faithful and loving God. Keeping our thoughts fixed and aligned with the word of God assures we have a sound mind and we are not deceived by the enemy. The word was made flesh and lived among us in the person of Jesus Christ. Have you connected to God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit today?