--2 Timothy 1:7(AMP)
If you struggle in this area, please don't be hard on yourself. This level of fear and intimidation was not foreign to some of the greatest heroes in the Bible. Consider Gideon (Judges 6) and the prophet Elijah (I Kings 19:3). Gideon and his people were terrified of the Midianites. So much so that Gideon hid in the winepress to thresh wheat! Elijah was so intimidated by the voice of Jezebel that he literally ran for his life to Beersheeba! Even Elisha's servant battled with fear in 2 Kings 6. Yet even in the midst of very real, legitimate, fear-evoking instances, these individuals were assured of God's presence--his love and his power at work in their lives. The reassurance of God's presence brought calm, peace, reassurance, balance, and self-control to each of them.
Good News! We have the same power at work in our lives too! That power is "dynamis" the Greek word for inherent power; power that is residing in a thing by virtue of its nature; power consisting in or nesting upon armies, forces, hosts. The God of Angel armies, Jehovah Sabioth is with us! Just as in the case of Elisha's servant who was frightened by the Syrian army. When Elisha asked God to open the young man's spiritual eyes--he saw a host of chariots of fire surrounding the enemy. And guess what? Your enemy is surrounded too!
What is intimidating you today? God's love is greater; and the enemy knows it! The Spirit of the Lord has come to give you liberty (Isaiah 61:1). He has opened the emotional prison doors. Don't allow fear to keep you trapped in a cell that has already been open; you are free to go!
Father, in the name of Jesus, I thank you for your word that brings freedom, liberty, and emotional soundness into our lives. I pray for each and every individual that remains immobilized by fear. I pray that they would receive your freedom now. Give them the grace and strength to walk through the open cell door in the hearts. Bring peace and calmness to their soul. Reassure them with your love. May they receive it now in Jesus' name, Amen.
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