Faith is defined as having complete trust or confidence in someone or something regardless of whether or not we see tangible evidence, and the world tests our faith every day. Our faith allows us to claim what Jesus has made available to us, but we must focus on Him to keep our faith alive. We live in a broken world that’s headed in the wrong direction, and fear of the unknown is a real spirit roaming the earth today. But deliberately putting our trust in the Word of God lets us face the future unafraid.
On a national and global level, we can look around and see political instability, violence, and economic uncertainty. Closer to home, we see crime, divorce, and children at risk. In this setting, we have a choice of what we meditate on. We drown spiritually if we cower in fear and meekly accept the junk we see in the world. However, we are empowered when we verbally confess our faith.
Fear can be seen as an acronym for “false evidence appearing real,” and we know that the devil is a liar who says the exact opposite of what the Word of God says. When our faith is strong enough to prompt us to speak it in front of others, we unleash powerful spiritual forces that we can’t see. The enemy wants us to be afraid of the future, but God’s Word is truth. “For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome” (Jeremiah 29:11, AMP). This “final outcome” can begin taking shape right now, in our personal lives.
The enemy is skilled in twisting the truth just enough to make lies appear to be true. He works through others who never realize they are being used, and his messages of fear, failure, death, and everything evil are cleverly delivered. The first step in fighting back in this spiritual war is to speak out. Heavenly Father, I declare in Jesus’ name that:
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