Don’t Give In To Fear!


“Then Elisha said, Hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord: Tomorrow about this time a measure of fine flour will sell for a shekel and two measures of barley for a shekel in the gate of Samaria!” (2 Kings 7:1).

The most natural reaction when we are confronted with difficult circumstances is to give in to our emotion , letting our feelings take the lead and consequently allowing the spirit of fear to take over us and build up a wall in our mind stopping us advancing. In the verse quoted above, the king of Israel was facing a difficult situation, in the natural the odds were against him, but instead of him taking his needs to God in prayer, he allowed his feelings to take control, all the king could see was lack, famine and people dying from starvation. He gave in to the pressure of the moment, blaming God and His prophet, Elisha, for his problem and ordered the prophet to be killed.

However,  Elisha  had a different focus. He didn’t focus on the impossibilities or even the death threat from the king. The prophet looked beyond his natural ability and focused on the God who rules the universe. And because of that, he was able to master his feelings and rule his fear. Making use of his authority as a prophet, he spoke the Word of God over his situation. Elisha did not accuse God, or questioned God. He declared the Word of Lord, and God brought it to pass! ( 2 Kings chapters 6 and 7).  Beloved, don’t give in to fear, subdue every liar of the devil confronting you in the name of Jesus. God has positioned you for total victory in Christ but you must move forward.

Prayer confession: Thank you Father, that you are my refuge, fortress and deliverer, I will not fear. God has delivered my soul from death and every affliction. I don’t have a timdy spirit, God has given me the Spirit of power, love and a sound mind in everything pertaining to my life. My head is lifted like an eagle above fear and every lie of the devil. I will never give up on my breakthrough, I command every wall preventing my progress to fall in Jesus name! God has positioned me for victory. By faith I put on the whole armour of God over every strategy of satan, no evil scheme will prevail over me and my family. I confess that I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strenght. Nothing can hold me back. I walk in dominion every where I go taking territories, advancing the kingdom of God on earth by the power of the Holy Spirit. In Jesus Might Name. Amen!

Reflection: "In conclusion be strong in the Lord [be empowered through your union with Him]; draw your strength from Him [that strength which His boundless might provides]. 11 Put on God’s whole armor [the armor of a heavy-armed soldier which God supplies], that you may be able successfully to stand up against [all] the strategies and the deceits of the devil. (Ephesians 6:10-11).

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  • Love, love, love the pic & amen, Shade 🙂

  • When God speaks a word in our lives, we cannot doubt, but wait. wait for it. vw

    • Amen, you’re right! Thank you & Have a lovely day 🙂

  • Sorry if I haven’t been able to read and respond to all the post as I would love to; but I am on travel and the internet connection is a chore. God bless. vw

    • I do understand how you feel, I’m also lagging behind in catching up with unread mails. But do enjoy your travelling and catch some rest while you can 🙂 Blessings always!

  • Amen! When our focus is on God, things will always fall to places as He planned it although fear will always come and no matter who is against us we can overcome it because who is with us is mightier. Thanks for sharing my sister!! 🙂

    • Amen my brother. Indeed we are more than conquerors. Thanks for the encouragement and comment! Remain Blessed as ever!! 🙂

  • Amen and praise the Lord! Thank you for this power prayer and message!

    • All glory to God. Thank you Susan for your lovely encouragement! Remain blessed as always! 🙂

  • Being ruled by our emotions will get us into trouble every time. To walk in consistent righteousness, we have to be ruled by the TRUTH. Thanks for this timely reminder!

    • Amen. His TRUTH abides forever. Thank you Karen for reading and commenting! Bless you 🙂

  • We have an awesome God. The creator of everything in who the word impossible with men is only the beginning of an adventure for Him. And He is on our side!!.

    • A very BIG God always by our side indeed. Thank you for reading and sharing your comment! God bless you my sister 🙂

  • Theresa Wolmart

    Amen! Yes! We must learn Whose we r and begin to use the authority we have! We have an enemy and we must be aware of this! My blog this week and last have a similar mind! We r in a warfare, but Christ has left us with all we need in order to pull down strongholds! We need not ever fear! We r indeed more than conqueros! Bless u honey ! Thanks for the link! Blessed day!

    • Amen! Infact I just finished reading and commenting your blog 🙂 I love it! It’s such a blessing and confirmation to me. We’ve got the victory in Jesus name! Million thanks. Have wonderful day my sister! 🙂

  • The stories of Elisha, and Elijah, are inspiring ones indeed. I didn’t discover them until I was well into adulthood, and I literally ate them up. Beautiful thoughts on an issue we all face, fear.

    • So true, God did some amazing things in the lives of these OT prophets, we pray for more our day! Thank you Carolyn, appreciate your thoughts and comment!:)

  • Ren

    Thank you Shade for this encouragement toward boldness!

    • Ren thanks for reading and commenting! Richest blessings 🙂

  • Shade, I love reading your posts because they are powerful and faith-building for the overcoming believer. As Isaiah stated in chpt. 50:4 that the Lord has given you the tongue of the learned to speak a word in season to the weary…amen. Thanks for always providing a timely and fearless word. Many blessings to you! 🙂

    • To God be the glory Marilyn. And you are so kind and encouraging, hearing that from a prayerful woman of God like you is inspiring 🙂 Thanks for every support my sister! 🙂

      • Hi Shade! Wonderful Word! May God continue to bless your ministry!

        • Thank you so much Jeanie for the prayer and comment! May His grace continue to beautify your life! Blessings and more to you 🙂