Rebuke the Fear!

(Journal #1:  November 22, 2004) Post #2

The enemy has been trying to put sickness and fear on my body. I will not fear but trust God!  Fear is not from God.  But what is going on with me, Lord?  My heart races for no reason, I’m fatigued all the time, and I’m having night sweats?  The doctors haven’t given me any answers, just prescriptions. They are just treating symptoms without finding the cause.  When all else fails, the diagnosis is stress, but I don’t receive that. Show me what’s going on and what to do?

In Matthew 8:24-27 Jesus and the disciples were in the boat crossing the lake.  WITHOUT WARNING a furious storm came while Jesus was sleeping. The disciples were afraid and woke Jesus, but He said to them, “You of little faith, why are you so afraid?” Then He rebuked the winds and the waves and it was completely calm.  I believe Jesus is telling me that Satan strikes without warning, while we’re “asleep.” But rather than fear, rebuke!  Calm will result.

Jesus, as I’ve studied Your Word, I have never seen you refuse to heal any one. You were pleased at the faith of those who would not let anything keep them from getting to You. You marveled at the centurion who had enough faith to ask You to just say the Word and he knew his servant would be healed. Lord, strengthen my faith.

2 Timothy 1:7 

God has not given us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and of a sound mind.

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