Joyce Meyer (November-23-2021) Daily Devotional: Resist Fear, Embrace Faith
How are you facing fear today? Everywhere we look, there’s something the enemy wants us to be afraid of, but as Psalm 27:1 reminds us, “…The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?” So, we’d like to hear from you – what questions do you have on fear?
Satan works overtime attempting to fill our lives with fear. Since we hear from God by faith, we must resist fear aggressively. The Bible says that Word reveals a righteousness that leads us from faith to faith (see Romans 1:17). If we learn who we are in Christ Jesus and understand how much He loves us, we can approach everything and anything in an attitude of faith. God has said repeatedly that we do not need to fear because He is with us.
The prayer that is of faith will help us and others in amazing ways; therefore, I encourage you to keep your faith strong. We receive God’s will through prayers of faith, but we can also receive Satan’s will through fear. Job said that the thing he feared came upon him (see Job 3:25), so be sure to live from faith to faith. Approach everything you do believing that God is good and expecting to receive His best.
When we feel a tide of fear and anxiety swelling within us, we need to cry out to God, saying, “Father, help me resist this surge of emotions that threatens to overwhelm me!” If we will do that, the Lord has promised to intervene on our behalf. Learn to take refuge under His shadow, where you will be safe and secure, knowing that no power in heaven or on earth can withstand Him.
Prayer is one of the most important things we must approach with a heart full on faith. This opens the windows of heaven and releases the power of God in our lives and circumstances. Be very watchful that fear doesn’t sneak into your prayers and hinder you from receiving what God wants for you. If you are having a serious problem with fear, I recommend that you begin your prayers by saying, “I approach God in faith today and I resist all fear.” Now pray boldly, expecting to hear from God and remember that God answers your prayers because He is good, not because you are perfect.
Prayer Starter: Lord, thank You that in and through You, I be strong, resist fear and receive everything You have for me. In Jesus’ name, amen.
This message has truly blessed my soul JUST as I’m in a huge transition in my life and I have NOTHING BUT His promises over my life. Thank You God for Your Mercy, Grace & Favor. Blessings to everyone who’s waiting on, trusting & believing in God for anything. His word is true and NEVER returned void.
I love you Joyce! Mom!!! You have been a voice of comfort and reason in so many pivotal times in my life- you have picked me up with a right word that popped into my screen at the right time… You motivated me to wipe my tears, dust myself off and keep on going, when I wanted to give up. You are so mightily used, and you have stewarded so well… I’m sure The Father is so very proud of you. I am!! The people around you are fortunate and blessed to know you. God bless you always Joyce!!