"I sought the Lord, and He heard me, and delivered me from all my fears" (Psalm 34:4, KJV).
Susie seemed outwardly to be a well-poised, lovely young wife and mother with everything under control. She was active in her church and attended other Christian gatherings during the week. But secretly she was filled with fear from which psychologists and psychiatrists with whom she consulted were unable to set her free.
She became very discouraged and depressed. "What can I do?" she asked through her tears. "I have everything to live for and no real reason to be afraid, but my days are consumed with worry and dread and fear, as I anticipate all kinds of evil things happening to me, to my husband , to my children."
"Do you believe that God in heaven has the power to remove your fears, Susie?" I asked.
"Yes, of course," she replied.
"Do you believe He loves you?"
"Yes, I believe that."
"Do you believe He wants to remove that fear from you?" And I read her the above passage.
We turned together to 1 John 5:14, 15: "If we ask anything according to God's will, He hears and answers." This is the promise that every believer can claim whenever there is a command or another promise. I asked her if she would like to join with me in a prayer of faith that God would deliver her according to this promise.
Together we prayed, and though there was no immediate, dramatic deliverance, with the passing of days God set her free. Day after day she claimed by faith this and other promises from God's holy, inspired Word.
Are you plagued with fears? Are your days consumed with worry? Saturate your mind with God's truth -- God's supernatural promises - and begin to claim by faith this supernatural life which is your heritage in Christ.
TODAY'S ACTION POINT: At the first sign of a fear in my life, I will commit it to the Lord and trust Him for deliverance, and I will seek to help others whose hearts are filled with fear. I will seek to introduce them to the Prince of Peace - the God of all comfort.
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