OK, I think I am caught up now. It took blogging two chapters in one day, but my little ones are sleeping in a bit, so I am taking advantage of the time the Lord is giving me.
Today we read chapter 8, His Fears. I love how she had us pray for our husband’s mind before we pray for his fears. Understanding the importance of a sound mind full of the truths of God’s Word is laying the foundation of understanding the danger of having a long list of fears.
The scripture tells us that there is only one righteous fear and that is the fear of the Lord(Luke 12:5). That does not mean that we are to be afraid of God as we are afraid of falling off a cliff or something else that threatens our life. Instead we are to respect and reverence the Lord and understand that He is Sovereign and in control of ALL that happens in our life. Not one things happens to us that is a surprise to him. How wonderful a truth that is to cling to.
2 Timothy 1:7 reminds us that God does not give us the spirit of fear, so if we are constantly fearful and anxious we must recognize the source of our fear…Satan.
Fears are like ugly wallpaper. No matter how hard you try to cover it up, it will always be there until you replace it. How do we replace our fears? We replace our fears with the Word of God. There is no other way. No counselors or therapists or drugs or even dark chocolate. The Word of God is the only way to replace our fears. We must learn to meditate on them, memorize them and apply them to our lives.
If your husband is struggling with fears, pray that he will recognize the source of his fears. Pray that he will immerse himself in the promises of the Lord. Pray that the strongholds that are holding him in bondage will be broken.
In the back of chapter 8 there are several wonderful scriptures listed that can be prayed. Many of these are my favorites when I see fear creeping in. If you don’t have the book the scripture references are listed below.
2 Timothy 1:7