Updated: Nov 3, 2020
Bible Verses to Meditate On: Matthew 6: 22 – 34; Psalm 37: 4; John 10: 10;
Ephesians 6: 11; James 1: 5 - 8; 2 Timothy 1: 7; Philippians 4: 4 – 9;
2 Corinthians 3: 17; 1 Kings 17, 18, 19
Worry, fear and doubt can be experienced simultaneously, and these feelings possess the ability to attack anyone.
I will discuss these topics together because of their interchanging nature
and how we often feel these emotions at the same time.
Personal speaking, I have experienced this in my life.
I had to pray and ask the Holy Spirit for assistance to overcome the emotions.
And to my surprise, the Holy Spirit used the biblical story of Prophet Elijah to educate me that these issues.
These feelings can attack us at any time, even after spiritual or physical victories.
These are examples of Prophet Elijah's victories:
1. 1 Kings 17 v 1 “With his word, no rain or dew for years in the whole Israel.”
2. 1 Kings 17 v 15-16 “the widow and her son last bin of flour and jar of oil never run dry”
3. 1 Kings 17 v 21-22 “reviving the widow's son from dead”
4. 1 Kings 18 v 37-38 “Calling fire from heaven to consume the sacrifice and prove God is God to the people of Israel”
5. 1 Kings 18 v 46 “outran king’s chariot to avoid heavy rain after he prayed for rain to fall”
These are some of the wonders that God used Elijah to do, yet when Queen Jezebel
threatened Elijah’s life, he ran and become discouraged from worry and fear. This lead to his depression and wanting to die. 1 king 19 v 1 – 4 AMP
What I learned from my own experiences is that the enemy uses a lot of strategies to attack us and steal our joy.
John 10 v 10 AMP “The thief comes only in order to steal and kill and destroy.
I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance [to the full, till it overflows]”
Although, the enemy’s mission is (Steal, Kill and Destroy): your mind, peace, joy, marriage, family, work, and more… Jesus came to give YOU Life and enjoy it in overflowing abundance.
And part of the enemy’s tools is our doubt, fear, and worry.
There are many arsenals that the enemies use to fight us, for instance –
Ephesians 6 v 11 AMP “Put on the full armor of God (for His precepts are like the splendid armor of a heavily armed soldier), so that you may be able to (successfully) stand up against all the schemes and the strategies and the deceits of the devil”
The enemy uses doubt, worry and fear to steal our:
- peace of mind,
- joy of being in present,
- joy of future rest,
- awareness of blessings in our life,
- hindering our prayers and more.
Do Not Doubt God!
Merriam Webster dictionary defines Doubt as “Distrust – to lack of confidence in” or “to call into question the truth of” or “fear” or “suspect – an inclination not to believe or accept”.
Doubting God in any case or in prayer is bad because it makes us a double minded person who does not trust Him. This doubt leads to hindering of prayers.
James 1 v 5 to 8 AMP Gives us a few keys to follow –
- Ask in faith, without doubting (God’s willingness to help),