“So that we may boldly say, ‘The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me’” (Hebrews 13:6).
When we fill our minds with the Word of God, faith takes over and assures us that nothing is impossible with God. Worry, if it were a person, is actually afraid of God’s Word. When our minds are occupied regularly with the Word of God, worry must stand outside our thoughts. There is not enough room for worry and faith to co-exist at any one time.
“Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
Why worry when you can pray? Consistently taking our worries to the Father trains us to be prayer warriors. Only one who believes in and trusts the true living God can serve the eviction notice to worry when it shows up unexpectantly. Worry is a lot like a person on drugs. An addict won’t hang around you very long once they realize you are not going to entertain giving them what they want.
When faith is present and obvious, worry trembles and bolts out the door. Worry is also the only thing that will “out” us if our prayer and praise are counterfeit. The weapon God gives us to fight, the Word of God, is always greater than the fear we face. Speak the Word in faith and boldness and worry will leave!