The Adversary uses Fear, God Enables Us to Overcome

Abba…I know that our adversary loves to use fear to try and get to Your children. He will use all kinds of fear in an attempt to cripple us and interfere with our kingdom work. I thank You that none of these things change Your love for us…for Your love is not based upon our performance…or upon whether or not we are still afraid in any areas.

The adversary wants us to be afraid of many things:
that You will reject us (although You said You would never leave us or forsake us)
that we are somehow not good enough (which we actually aren’t…but that does not matter)
that You will not meet our needs (although we have food, shelter and clothing and tend to mix our needs up with our wants)
that You will allow our finances to crash (even though You never promised us wealth)
that You will allow sickness (even though You never promised we would never be sick)
that You will allow death (even though ultimate healing and joy comes after death)
that You will not allowed us to be betrayed (even though Yeshua Himself was betrayed…by a friend, no less)
that You will kick us when we are down (even though Yeshua said He would not break a bruised reed or put out a smoldering wick)
that You will not allow our marriages to fail (even though You will not force anyone to obey You)
that You will keep our children from all harm (even though You never promised that)
that a hard life means You don’t love us (even though Yeshua warned us that we would have trials and tribulations in this world…especially if we follow Him)

There are some especially just for those in leadership:
that if your children are not perfect you will be deemed unworthy of leading (which is man’s standard for leadership, not Yours)
that if you don’t please everyone you will lose donations to the congregation (which means people are giving for the wrong reason)
that if you preach unpopular biblical truth you will be ousted from leadership (which means those who oust do not have a heart for You)
that if you lose this congregation you will have no where to go…our Abba will abandon you (Yeshua will never leave or forsake you)
that if you struggle you dare not share it with anyone, lest you be ousted (our Abba will hold you up)

There are so many lies the adversary uses to try and create fear in Your people and in Your leadership. Yet, Abba, we know that perfect love casts out all fear. You ARE perfect love! Help us all to rest in You…to trust in You and in Your love…for Your love for us will not allow You to abandon us. Help us to rest in You no matter what is happening in our lives. Help us to keep our eyes upon You. Help us to seek first Your kingdom above all things. b’shem Yeshua

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Prayer by Yeshua Abigail