Psalm 34:4 AMP
“I sought the Lord [on the authority of His word], and He answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
I’m being super honest today about a struggle I’ve had in my life with fearful thoughts. At times, they would spin completely out of control. I discovered that all of my fears centred around one major lie that I believed… a lie that held me captive in my own imagination.
I think we actually believe a lot of lies without even realizing it. We believe lies about God’s character, His goodness, grace and love. We believe lies about ourselves that disqualify us from the good things God has for us. We believe that we aren’t good enough, strong enough, smart enough… whatever.
The longer these lies sit in our lives undetected, the stronger the grip they have on our thought life. So my lie was that I had been blessed with so many amazing things in my life… a wonderful husband and four beautiful kids… but somehow I believe I didn’t really deserve all this goodness. And I believed that one day, for whatever reason, I would lose what I treasured most. That something tragic would happen to someone in my family.
I had to learn to take control of my own mind and take captive every thought. It was a learning process for me. A transformation of my mind. A pathway to freedom of learning to think differently and allow God to bring peace and faith into areas that were once plagued by fear.
Where ever there are lies they must be dispelled by the truth… the truth that God is constantly desiring to reveal to us through his word and His Spirit.
Fearful thoughts still try to come. They still cross my mind from time to time. But I’ve realized that I don’t need to entertain them. I can stop them, line them up with the truth of God’s word and replace them with words of love and grace in my life. I have to choose to pray the scriptures over my circumstances rather than following the negative narrative spinning in my mind.
I can honestly say I no longer fear the future but have full confidence and trust in a loving Heavenly Father and his goodness towards me.
2 Corinthians 10:5 NLT
“We destroy every proud obstacle that keeps people from knowing God. We capture their rebellious thoughts and teach them to obey Christ.”
Have you ever struggled with fearful or negative thoughts?
What scriptures could you use to renew this specific thought pattern?
Article submitted by Brenda Drost