February 8

Combating Fear with Prayer

So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper; I will not be seized with alarm [I will not fear or dread or be terrified]. What can man do to me?
HEBREWS 13:6

Fear attacks everyone. It is the enemy’s way of trying to prevent us from enjoying the life Jesus died to give us. If we give in to fear and if we give voice to it, we open the door for the enemy and close the door to God.
But rather than give in to fear, we can learn to boldly confess that God is our Helper, our Refuge, and our Stronghold.
The Bible teaches us to watch and pray. Matthew 26:41 says: “All of you must keep awake (give strict attention, be cautious and active) and watch and pray, that you may not come into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
The major reference in this passage is to watching ourselves and the attacks that the enemy launches against our minds and our emotions. When these attacks are detected, we can pray immediately. It is when we pray that power is released in our lives—not when we think about praying later.
I encourage you to watch and pray about everything. I believe you will find this decision to be one that will produce more joy and peace for your everyday living.

In order to live in real victory, it is important that we dedicate ourselves to prayer.

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