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When The Devil Gets A Foot Hold

  1. I have a problem with fear, this is no surprise to me. I have to work hard to trust the Lord and put my faith in him because the devil WILL take whatever he can get when it comes to fear. Today I did a foolish thing and intentionally read something that would freak me out. Man, the devil opened the door and just came right in. I was tortured with sickening fear. I felt awful, I couldn't even focus I was so disturbed and distressed.

    Thankfully, the devil cannot linger where the name of Jesus is spoken so I rebuked the fear and whatever spirits were attached to it. I'm at peace now but it was just a reminder that Satan is always at work, always waiting for a foot hold, a chance to jump in and mess us up.

    One thing that my mom always made sure I understood growing up was the sheer power of the name of Jesus. Whenever life is too much, whenever I feel I'm being buried, whenever I'm terrified, I just say his name.

    And I like to remind the devil that I belong to Jesus. I may slip up sometimes but I still belong to Jesus Christ our Lord. So he may get a foot hold every now and then, but he sure ain't keeping it!

    I just had to ramble about that because it was crazy how intensely the fear was affecting me. As a nineteen year old woman, I was about to ask to sleep in my mother's room like I was a child!! Heck no! Satan isn't holding that kind of power over me!
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  1. Bipolar
    66 years old and have to admit fear sometimes sneaks in mostly about finances and it does not come from God! Complete trust in Him casts out all fear! Understanding the love of God drives out fear!
    1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. NLT If we are afraid, it is for fear of punishment, and this shows that we have not fully experienced his perfect love.