Bar your mind against doubt and fear. Bar the windows and doors of your soul against them. The enemy is the thief who comes to steal and destroy your faith. Create a fortress in your mind that allows no access.
You have been given great gifts of peace and joy. These gifts can be lost by doubt and fear. Anchor peace and joy in your spirit. Face each day with praise for God's faithfulness. Laugh at the enemy's lies—for that is what they are. Lies. You will discover that God's anchor holds strong.
“Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep his promise.” (Hebrews 10:23, NLT). Trust God to keep His promise. Without wavering profess your hope. Speak it until the healing balm of His presence protects you from the lies that bring fear. Repeat that “all is well” until the wound in your spirit is healed. He is faithful.
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:6-7, (NLT).
Peace is absolute and complete trust in God. Doubt and fear have no anchor when you trust Him. He is that safe harbor where nothing can shake your faith. The world may heave. You know He is all you need, and nothing can touch that place of safe harbor in Him. Breathe His peace. All is well.
(Copyright 2017 Lynn Hampton Lacher)