There is a debilitating fear that Satan tries to put on us every day. I call fear False Evidence Appearing Real. It is intended to keep us from having the power, love and sound mind God wants us to have.Sometimes we think of fear as an emotion, but it is actually a spirit. In fact, fear is one of Satan’s favorite tools, and he particularly loves to harass Christians with it.
But Jesus said, “All things can be (are possible) to him who believes!” (Mark 9:23 AMP). And an on-fire, Bible-believing Christian who is fearless is the enemy’s worst fear!
It has been said that fear is the opposite of faith, and that is true. We can’t live in faith and fear at the same time. Fear paralyzes us and keeps us from receiving God’s promises. It keeps us from stepping out and obeying what God has called us to do.
Fear must be confronted head-on with the power of faith. We must proclaim the Word of God and command fear to leave.
So the next time fear knocks on your door, send faith to answer!
Prayer Starter: Lord, alert me when I’m confronted by False Evidence Appearing Real. I know that with Your help, I can respond with the power of faith and send fear running every time.
—from Joyce Meyer daily devotional