“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” – Psalm 27:1 (KJV)

Grappling with fear is a sign of a lack of confidence in what we have. As a child of God, you now know that there are two kinds of fear: positive fear and negative fear.

Positive fear is what the Holy Scriptures refer to as the fear of God; that is, the reverential fear we accord the Most High God by living in obedience to Him and refraining from doing evil (Proverbs 1:7, Job 28:28). Negative fear, on the other hand, is an unpleasant emotion caused by the threat of danger, pain, or harm; making one unable to take the right actions.

Dear beloved, are you still grappling with fear? The opening scripture seeks to address negative fear, which creeps into the lives of every human being. As a child of God, remember that the enemy will always try to make you afraid in order to prevent you from living in obedience to God, but there is a way out of this situation. Making the Word of God your light, your salvation, and your strength is the only way out of fear. Surely the Word of God is the light to dispel all darkness of fear (John 1:5).

Remember that Jesus Christ is your salvation, so put your trust in Him and learn from Him through the Holy Scriptures, and act like Him (Matthew 4:19). Finally, you have the Holy Spirit to provide you with all the strength you need. Therefore, draw close to Him through His Word and fellowship with Him and He will lead you to overcome fear, and do what God is leading you to do (Acts 1:8). It is better to do the right thing in the midst of fear than to allow the fear to enslave you to do nothing.

Beloved, speak out boldly or confess, “I have overcome you, spirit of fear, in Jesus’ name.” Go ahead to do what God is leading you to do, and you will succeed. If you have the gift of speaking in tongues, speak in tongues in the midst of fear and you will be armed with boldness to act and win. Hallelujah! Glory to God!

Prayer Point: My loving Father, thank You for giving me Your Word to overcome fear. I praise You also for the presence of the Holy Spirit in my life to give me all the strength I need to succeed. I speak in tongues now and confess Your Word boldly to overcome all manner of fear in my life, and I do every assignment You have committed to me in Jesus’ name. Amen!