When it comes; when the fear, anger, bitterness and the host of emotions come knocking on the door of the Believer’s heart, it’s how we handle these emotions that matters.
The Believer is not immune from emotions but we are not led by our emotions either. When the storm is raging and fear grips our heart, we look to the heavens from whence our help comes. We look unto the Author; to He Who finishes our faith. We guard our heart and renew our minds DAILY.
The temptations which come and try to take root in our heart, we give them to the Lord. We recognize them as not of Him and ask Him to remove those things which aren’t pleasing in His eyes.
Fighting these emotions will not resolve these emotions. We do not have the ability to overcome such powers of darkness. They will absolutely overtake the Christian and leave them languishing in the wilderness.
“28 Come unto Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
29 Take My Yoke upon you, and learn of Me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and you shall find rest unto your souls.
30 For My Yoke is easy, and My burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
The only battle the Child of God is commissioned to fight is the fight of faith – faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified; faith in WHO He is and WHAT He has done to pay the penalty of sin for the believing sinner and break the power of sin for the Believer. Fear, anger, bitterness and the like are sins that can so easily beset the Believer. Sin is not static. Bitterness will take root. Fear will hinder. The result of which is spiritual death if we do not surrender it to the Lord.
We cannot lie with our fear; keep it tucked away in our hearts like a pet, a secret between you and the devil and walk in the Promises of God.
His Yoke is indeed easy…but we must put it on. We must learn of Him and we will find rest unto our weary souls.
It’s time some of you professing Christians decide this day to be done with the fear. The devil has told you lies for too many years and you have believed him. Take hold of the Promises of God by faith in the Cross of Christ and you shall live and not die. Declare this day that the Cross of Christ Jesus IS sufficient to supply all of your needs according to His riches in glory. We do not have to languish in the wilderness. Jesus Christ made a way for us to partake in His Divine Nature. Sickness must die in the Name of Jesus. Bondages are broken in the Name of Jesus. Strongholds laid waste in the Name of Jesus.
“3 According as His Divine Power has given unto us all things that pertain unto life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him that has called us to glory and virtue:
4 Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these you might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.” 2 Peter 1:3-4
The Holy Spirit living in the Believer has created in you a new creature. We have been given a Divine Nature if we will only partake…if we will only believe the Finished Work of Christ Jesus was and is and will forever be sufficient to take us through this pilgrim land.
Lord, I believe…help my unbelief!
-Donna Clark Warren