Every Spiritual Dwarf is a liar. Each of them denies some truth of God.
Hear Fearful as he speaks his lies: “I am so worried! I don’t know how I’m ever going to be able to get through this. I don’t know if I even can! I’m really scared about what might happen! There are just too many things that I am facing right now that are so difficult. I don’t see an end in sight! I am so stressed! Everything is so out of control. My heart’s racing! My thoughts are all over the place! I just want to run away from all the people and all the circumstances that are causing me pain, worry and stress! I just want to get everything and everybody to be all right and doing the right thing – then I wouldn’t be so worried. This is too awful! I’m just not going to survive all this!”
Fearful denies the perfect love and transcending peace of God. Fearful speaks the outrageous lie that God cannot be trusted! Fearful does not, will not, trust God’s absolute and inseparable love and God’s promise of peace from Himself, the very Prince of Peace.
Fearful’s thinking and speaking patterns are like a hamster (On crack!) running as fast as possible in his little ball inside his cage. I call this the Hamster Dance. And it is absolutely futile and leads only to fatigue of body, mind and spirit. Fearful’s thoughts go over and over the problems, the possible outcomes, and, of course, all the worst case scenarios. Potentially helpful and calming solutions are quickly met with the word, “But!” And the Hamster Dance begins again. Fearful needs to be killed completely! And all the lies that are spun in that Hamster Dance God-denying-thought-ball must be completely crushed!
God tells us His truth: He is in control. God’s love destroys and drives out all fear. God’s love is able to quiet us and pour out the transcending peace of our Lord Jesus Christ to guard our hearts and minds – in even our most disturbing and unsettling circumstances.
God is love…There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. – 1 John 4:16, 18
“The LORD your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you, in his love he will no longer rebuke you [he will quiet you with his love], he will rejoice over you with singing.” – Zephaniah 3:17
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:6-7
God loves us and wants the very best for each of us. Killing the Spiritual Dwarf of Fearful will set us free to trust that our Sovereign God really is in control and that His powerful, quieting Love and transcending Peace are always available to us!