This devotional is in book #2 of the Enable me, Lord, to Shift books, coming in Feb. 2018!
For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
(II Timothy 1:7, KJV)
What does fear do to our bodies? I came upon this verse, “Men’s hearts failing them for fear…” Luke 21:26. It caused me to pause; especially after reading medical reports stating fear can lead to heart attacks and then with my family genes!
Within a frame of three years I lost my father and youngest brother to heart attacks, and another brother underwent a triple bypass. I visited my cardiologist for a checkup and was told, “My plumbing side of my heart looked good; yet, the electrical side wasn’t beating in sync.” He recommended medicine and a heart ablation. I didn’t have peace with either suggestion.
Fear was all over the chambers of my heart knocking me down, robbing me of joy, peace, purpose, focus, and forward living. Even though I lived in a fear-breeding atmosphere I was determined to shrink fear out of my life. So when fear came knocking, I purposely chose this verse to wage war against fear, For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. I made a decision not to open the door to fear and allow it to march in, sit down, and start a conversation. I stayed alert and was proactive.
Three years later I visited my cardiologist for a round of tests. Pleasantly surprised the Doctor told me my heart was beating at a normal rhythm. I knew who healed my heart beats, through His power, love, and choosing to keep a sound mind.
Only God knew the inner heart workings of my father and brother. For me fear had been a tag-along way too long. God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
- Where does fear attack your body? Headaches? Stomach issues? Back aches? Sleepless nights?
- What fear do you choose to shrink? Name it.
- What action step can you implement to face a fear?
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