Believers should not experience anxiety, doubt or fear. They are not in our DNA.~ Lisa Blair
To say life can be difficult is a misnomer, life is difficult. The world is turning at an accelerated pace. Our minds are trying to keep up and society has placed immeasurable weight upon us. We tend to wake up feeling the pressure of the day, already feeling overwhelmed, but that is not the destiny of believers. Paul wrote in Psalm 49:19, and I am reflecting upon two versions NIV and NLT,
“When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy.”
Psalm 94:19 NIV
“When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.”
Psalms 94:19 NLT
I am sharing both because one expresses ‘anxiety’ and the other ‘doubt’. God provided us with a exchange system, exchanging His joy, renewed hope, and cheer for your anxiety, doubt, and fear.
God did not give us the continence to be fearful, anxious or doubtful. These are not part of our DNA.
II Timothy 1:7 NKJV reports,
“For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
If God did not give us fear, He did not give us anxiety or doubt. They are the birth children of sin. Christ died on the Cross to free is of sin. We still possess our sin nature, but we are no longer bound by it. Anxiety and doubt are shackles we can remove through prayer.
When we wake up in the morning feeling anxious or doubtful, the first thing we must do, yes – must do, is to ask the Lord to forgive our weaknesses and ask for the strength to break free and replace the fear with His power, love and a sound mind. A sound mind is not weakened or conflicted by anxiety, doubt or fear. Believers should not experience anxiety, doubt, or fear they are not in our DNA, work to prove God right, not wrong, stand strong.
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