“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler” Psalms 91:1-4, NKJV.
One day the devil whispered to me, “I have you surrounded, so you might as well surrender.” Oooooh, I said, devil, you are a liar. I surrender to God and God alone.” I don’t care what the devil is telling you. You are not surrounded by him. If you have made Jesus the Lord of your life, you are surrounded by the love of the Father; you are surrounded by the Son Jesus, you are surrounded by God’s Holy Spirit and by His entire angelic army! You are completely and entirely surrounded and covered under the shadow of His mighty wings!
Never mind what it feels like, the truth is God is surrounding you at all sides.
Say out loud with all your heart, “Father God, thank you for surrounding me completely. I surrender to you and you alone. I reject every lie from the enemy, and I receive the truth of your Word. Remove all fear, doubt, and unbelief from my heart. Help me grow in the knowledge of you and a deeper awareness of your presence in my life. Not only are you with me, but you have me completely and entirely surrounded. In the name of Jesus, Amen.”
(Read Psalms 91)
“Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content” Philippians 4:11. NKJV.
I remember one day I told my husband that I felt exhausted and that I needed a vacation. Although we couldn’t afford it, I wanted to take everything we had in the bank and go anywhere just to escape for a moment from the pressures of life. I feared that if I didn’t get away, I would explode. But God spoke to my heart and said, “You’re not going to explode. You’re not going to lose it. You’re going to be alright. That’s just fear. You’re in a new place in Me now, and it is time you begin to operate by faith and not fear.” At that moment I made a decision that with or without a vacation, I was going to be alright, and I was.
Fear can make you feel like you won’t make it unless you get what you think you need or want. The truth is, you’re going to be alright my sister even if you don’t get the job, the house, the much-needed vacation or time away with your closest friends. God didn’t give you a spirit of fear; He gave you a spirit of power, and of love, and of a sound mind (see 2 Timothy 1:7).
I’m going to tell you the same thing God spoke to me, “You’re not going to explode. You’re not going to lose it. You’re going to be alright. That’s just fear. You’re in a new place in Him now, and it is time you begin to operate by faith and not fear.”
Prayer: My Father God, thank you for growing me up and helping me to mature in Christ. Thank you for showing me what it means to be content and trust you with all my heart. I know everything is going to be alright because you are in control and you love me. Help me learn to operate by faith and not fear. In Jesus’ name, Amen.