April 26–Spiritual Dwarfs–Part Three–FEARFUL

Every Spiritual Dwarf is a LIAR. Each of them DENIES some TRUTH of GOD.

Hear FEARFUL as he speaks…and speaks…and 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! 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! 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! This is too awful! I’m just not going to survive all this!”

FEARFUL denies the PERFECT LOVE and ALMIGHTY POWER of GOD. FEARFUL speaks the outrageous lie that God cannot be trusted! Not His absolute love nor His absolute power.

FEARFUL’s thinking-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 worse case scenarios. Potential helpful solutions–are quickly met with the word, “But!”–and the Hamster Dance begins again.

FEARFUL needs to be killed completely! And that stupid, LYING thought ball completely crushed!

God tells us HIS TRUTH: It is God’s LOVE that destroys the power of fear.

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 by LOVE.

1 John 4:16, 18

God tells us HIS TRUTH: It is God’s LOVE that is the very POWER that helps us to deal with all of our most stressful, frightening and difficult situations and the people we must face.

And God’s LOVE is not limited to just helping us get through! No! It is through God’s LOVE and POWER that we are more than conquerors! Nothing can ever separate us from God’s LOVE! No matter how worrisome and fearful it is! God’s LOVE is more POWERFUL than any and everything!

No, in all these we are more than conquerors through Him who LOVED us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the LOVE of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord!  Romans 8:37-39

God tells us HIS TRUTH: God is ALMIGHTY in POWER and able to save us. ALMIGHTY God is with us at all times with all people in all circumstances.  God delights in usquieting us with His LOVE and singing tenderly, soothingly over us so that we will hear His voice, His truth alone.

The LORD your God is with you, He is MIGHTY to save. He will take great delight in you, He will quiet you with His LOVE, He will rejoice over you with singing.   Zephaniah 3:17

FEARFUL’s ugly, trust-killing lies must be killed when they come face to face with–and we trust inour Sovereign LORD’s Eternal TruthGOD is PERFECT LOVE and is ALMIGHTY in POWER!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane