I awoke at 4:45 this morning with these words resounding in my heart.
There are many meaningless expressions of fear in life.
And I saw a vision of a large dark body of water, with a dock out over the water. Someone was in the water and only their hand was showing out of the depths of the murky waters. That hand was holding onto the edge of the dock. As if it was the last possible thing that could save them.
You are the one I prayed over for the rest of the night. You are afraid and feel very much alone in this your struggle to survive. I tell you God is watching and would like to deliver you, if you want Him to. You are holding onto the belief in God with one small hand of faith. The dock in the vision, is God. The hand is you.
Fear likes to raise it's ugly head and shout menacing words at you beginning with the famous 2 words, 'what if'. And you cower down suddenly afraid. Into the depths of pain.... what if..... and you start living those words and filling in the blanks with your own suppositions and falsehoods. Ominous thoughts cloud your heart and mind and you internalize, trying to protect yourself from hurt and pain.
What if..... an accident happens? What if sickness comes..... What if death comes..... what if I lose ...... what if ..... what if...... And the mental abuse brings torment to your heart and worry to your mind, and causes you untold hours of productivity at life.
What does the meaningless expression of fear mean? The fears are meaningless, because after the season of time has past, and things have become calm again, you can see it was nothing but fear. And that fear dissipates into nothingness, often leaving you tired, sometimes sad, and most of all emotionally drained. That which you feared, did not happen. It was a meaningless expression of fear.
No one can possibly play God and guard every area of their life. When you think you have one area covered another one is quite open to suggestive fears. The truth is everyone goes through dark valleys of difficult times and how we deal with them determines the outcome of the firestorm.
What has been your firestorm? And how are you dealing with the haunting voices of doubt? Medications can dull the pain and feelings can be numbed by them, but never removed. They will only revive when the chemical or addictive behavior wears off. There is only one way to deal with fear. God. Period. No one else but Him.
The Word of God says 'perfect love casts out fear' I John 4:18. What does that mean? In my own life it means this.
I am convinced, persuaded, I know absolutely beyond any and all doubts that GOD LOVES ME, and He CARES FOR ME, and HE IS WATCHING OVER ME. And because He loves me I can safely trust Him to take care of me. No matter what life brings. That's it.
Perfect love casts out all fear. Fear will never torment you in the Presence of God.
Are you afraid? Just get into the Presence of God and the fears will be healed.
Where do you find the Presence of God?
1. Get someplace quiet and alone with the Holy Bible. If you can kneel do so. Be there until you are quiet inside. Then began to talk to God and tell Him how you are feeling, repent if you need to-of all sin, then Shhhhhh .... be still again. And listen in your heart for His Presence. You will feel Him with you. This may take a season of time till you are calm enough, to sense Him. But if you don't know Him well, or you can't get quiet enough, you will need the other ways to find Him.
2. Go to a Spirit filled Church. Close your eyes and focus upon God. At some point in the service you will feel Him there. If you don't, keep searching for the right Bible believing church until you find Him there. The Presence of the Lord comes among His people in anointing and prayer.
3. Spend time in praise and worship before the Lord with singing. Play some good worship music, get alone and sing. He inhabits the praises of His people, and He will come to you in worship.
You do not have to live this way. God loves you and had me praying for you in the darkness. The minute you are in His Presence the fears will leave you.