Overcoming Fear

I will submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from me. I am of God, and have overcome them; because greater is he who is in me than he who is in the world. There is no fear in love; but God’s perfect love casts out fear in me, because fear has punishment and involves torment. I will not fear because I am made perfect in love. For God didn’t give me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, sound mind and self-control. Finally, I will be strong in the Lord, and in the strength of his might. I put on the whole armor of God, so that I may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Above all, I am taking up the shield of faith, with which I will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. The weapons of my warfare are not carnal, but mighty before God to the throwing down of strongholds. I am throwing down imaginations and every high thing that is exalted against the knowledge of God, and bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. I will dwell on whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report; if there is any virtue, and if there is any praise, think about these things. In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, for you Lord, alone, make me live in safety.

James 4:7; 1 John 4:4, 18; 2 Timothy 1:7; Ephesians 6:10-11,16; 2 Corinthians 10:4-5; Philippians 4:8; Psalm 4:8

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