James 4:7 “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”
Many times we ask the question, “If God offers peace, what is wrong with me?”
God is merciful and loving. Why do we feel the pain of fear that drives us crazy? The devil loves to keep us defeated and beaten down. Rehearsing the same old fears over and over again in our minds keep our focus away from God and on ourselves–on things that are past that we can’t do anything about or change.
We have to replace the devils lies with the truth of God revealed to us through His word. Moved by the Holy Spirit He empowers us to live a victorious abundant life, not a life of fear and defeat.
You can’t deny all fear, but you can replace it with His promises of protection and blessing. Isaiah 41:13 “For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you’.”
If you keep your focus on God, you will recognize instances in your life of His grace and protection.