Fear is running rampant right now. I can feel and sense it all around me. Right now it is important that we hold our ground against the onslaught of fear by standing firm in a position of faith. The messages of fear, doom, and gloom that are being thrust upon us right now feel very powerful—and at times overwhelming—but they are not real! These fears are being created and manipulated by lies.
The Lord strongly impressed upon me that we need to be actively seeking Him to hear what is true. When a wave of fear hits you, go to God to learn what He sees. Ask Him directly, “What is the truth?” Whatever His response—or any impression you feel from Him—is the reality of what He is doing in your life. It doesn’t matter if everything going on around you appears to be the complete opposite of what He says. God is speaking the truth that you need to hold onto.
Then pay attention for encouragement from Him that confirms what He spoke to you. The list of ways He may reach out to you is endless. However, God will orchestrate things in a way where you will be able to recognize that the interaction is coming from Him, and it will bring you a sense of peace or encouragement.
The way we stop the lies from having power over us is by speaking the truth. We empower things in our life through our thoughts—which direct our actions. Think the thoughts God gives you that bring life.
Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely,
and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise. 9 Keep
putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard
from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.
(Philippians 4:8-9 NLT)