Some time ago my husband hit a work situation where he made a serious mistake; he could get fired for it. Yet his character was such that they had to know he was not one to deliberately do it. But sometimes big corps do not listen. If he was fired, what would we do for money and insurance? A heaviness grew in the pit of my stomach. It was fear.
As I went to prayer the next morning, I called on Scriptures for help. I knew my God loved me. Holy Spirit recalled Isaiah 54:17 to mind:
Isaiah 54:17 (AMP)
But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong. This [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition] is the heritage of the servants of the Lord [those in whom the ideal Servant of the Lord is reproduced]; this is the righteousness or the vindication which they obtain from Me [this is that which I impart to them as their justification], says the Lord.
Yes, Lord, I believe. I believe You love us. I believe Your Word is truth! As the days passed without a decision from the corp, fear was cut off by Scripture. Every time that demon of fear tried to strike, I clouted it with Isaiah 54 allowing no doubt to creep into my mind. I spoke it aloud. With each recitation, there was a strengthening in me, in my faith.
I began also finding other Scriptures to feed my faith.
Hebrews 13:5-6 (AMP)
5 . . . for He [God] Himself has said,
I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. [I will] not, [I will] not, [I will]
not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake
nor let [you] down (relax My hold on you)!
6 So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently and boldly say, The Lord is my Helper;
I will not be seized with alarm
[I will not fear or dread or be terrified].
What can man do to me?
By the time a favorable decision came down, I knew already we had overcome this attack of the enemy, and we gave thanksgiving to God. He is so faithful!
We do serve a faithful God. I know the enemy is like a roaring hungry lion seeking whom he may devour; he loves creating 'situations'. It prompts me to always take problems to God and not allow the enemy attack to trouble me or invade my peace, keeping aware that it is an attack of the enemy!
At the first sign of fear or doubt, we have His promises to remind us just who our God is. His greatness and power cannot be denied. His immense love for each of us is written throughout His Word.
What attacks have you undergone from the enemy?