Worry Free

How can we be free from worry?  By obeying the Word of God! Worry is disobedience. It is a lack of trust in God. Fear stops faith and causes worry.

How can we be freed from worry?  Only by obeying the Word of God! Should we be totally worry-free? One may think, “I wouldn’t be a responsible person if I just didn’t care! If I don’t, who will? I know the Bible says not to worry, but I can’t help it!

It’s not an option. Worry is disobedience. It is a lack of trust in God. Fear is a tool applied by the enemy to stop us from using our faith to receive from God the things we need. Fear is designed to cause us to relinquish our God-given purpose.

2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. (NKJ)

This tells us two things. Fear is a spirit and God did not give it to us.      It also tells us 3 areas where fear attacks us.

1) Fear comes from not knowing the POWER given us.

Ephesians 3:20 Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, (NKJ) (ability)

Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and upon all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. (conferred power to act; operating in a designated jurisdiction)

2) Fear comes from a lack of trust – insecure LOVE.

No one likes to be told they have insecure love. But that is exactly where fear comes from. Faith, trust, and love are synonyms. Faith works by love. (Galatians 5:6) Lack of trust enslaves you to fear and shackles you to the problem.

Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. (NKJ)

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love. (NKJ)

Fear in the Greek is the word we get phobic from; to panic, or withdraw because of feeling inadequate (without sufficient resources).

Torment in Greek means to restrain, impede, restrict, or incapacitate; hence, to punish (to cause agony).

MSG There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.

3) Fears arise as fiery darts that come in the way of thoughts from the enemy designed to remove a SOUND MIND.

2 Corinthians 10:3-5 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh: 4 (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds😉 5 Casting down arguments, and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

A sound mind thinks on the truth; not on the lie.

Philippians 4:6-8 Be anxious for nothing; but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 7 And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. 8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things. (NKJ)

The Greek word for anxious means: “a part, as opposed to the whole” – drawn in opposite directions; “divided into parts”; “to go to pieces” because pulled apart (in different directions).  An old verb for worry and anxiety – literally, to be divided and/or distracted. Double-minded; vacillating; cognitive dissidence.

James 1:6-8 But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. 7 For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord8 he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

How to be delivered from fear. Get the Word inside you.

Psalm 34:1-4 I will bless the LORD at all times; His praise will always be on my lips. 2 My soul boasts in the LORD; let the oppressed hear and rejoice. 3 Magnify the LORD with me; let us exalt His name together. 4 I sought the LORD, and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears. (Berean) Magnify in Hebrew means: to be causative and make large, advance, boast, bring up, increase, lift up, promote.  

We use a magnifying glass to see things more clearly. Too often we magnify our problem instead of magnifying our Problem-solver thus making a mountain out of a molehill. (see-saw)

Psalm 27:1 The LORD is my light and my salvationso why should I be afraid? The LORD is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?

Proverbs 1:33 But whoever listens to me will dwell in safety, secure from the fear of evil. (Berean)

Fear is the devil’s faith. You must rid yourself of all ambiguity concerning the Word of God. Trust God! He cannot lie.

1 Peter 5:6-7 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time7 casting all your cares [all your anxieties, all your worries, and all your concerns, once and for all] on Him, for He cares about you [with deepest affection, and watches over you very carefully]. (AMP)

Walk in the Word. It releases the power, love, and sound mind God has given you and you will never have to worry again.

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