One of the most common human diseases is fear. It is also one of the most harmful enemies of the human personality. There are two kinds of fear. Normal fear is both necessary and helpful. It is a natural mechanism to protect us from taking chances and doing foolish things.
But the line between normal and abnormal fear is a very fine line. Before one realizes it you have stepped over that line. Fear troubles your days and disturbs your nights. I’ve been there. Have you?
The key is that one can be free from fear. Yes, a lifestyle of abnormal fear can be cured. If it isn’t it will not only threaten your physical health but also keep you from experiencing success and joy in life.
Many years ago I found this little verse tucked between the pages of scripture. “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.” (II. Timothy 1:7) It became medicine for me as I struggled to break free from a fear-filled lifestyle.
It is remarkable what these few words can do. Say them slowly over to yourself.
Yes, taking these healing words into you can well transform your life.
Focus on ‘power’. What power? The only power that can counteract fear is faith. Faith is alive and active and becomes a medicine for the body, mind and soul.
Today let those words sink deep within. Let them in through your eyes as you read those words. Let them in through your ears as you read them aloud. Let them into your mind as you think about them. Faith in God literally drives out fear and takes possession.
So no matter what you are facing today, remember to take in faith. He continues to give power, love and a sound mind to those who receive it.
Have you had your dose of faith today?