I’m going through a difficult situation right now in my life.  Can you identify?  Fear, anxiety, stress and worry are knocking loudly on my door.  But Father has just recently given me a huge revelation about fear, anxiety and stress being sin in my life.  Before the revelation, I’d always dealt with fear as an emotion!  For the first time in my entire life, I was suddenly seeing it as SIN!  My heart broke as I journeyed to the cross to meet up with Jesus and confess my sin! His Word tells me, “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit.”  Ps 34:18. New life began to manifest in me.  I was beginning to sense a new level of peace with Father like I’d never had before.  THEN, the difficult situation presents itself.  “Here is my test,” I said to self.  I realize that this difficult situation is upon me to see if I will move back over into fear, anxiety, stress and worry!
To help me out, Father sent me a belated Christmas present.  In the box was a little booklet by Max Lucado entitled God Will Use This for Good. The gift really wasn’t late, but right on time for me because His timing is perfect!  Max shares several testimonies of how he has ministered to folks in the past who have been in difficult situations.  Over and over again he says, “You’ll get through this.  It won’t be painless.  It won’t be quick.  But God will use this mess for good.  In the meantime don’t be foolish or naïve.  But don’t despair either.  With God’s help you will get through this.”
These were exactly the words I needed to hear.  With my Father’s help,  I’m going to pass this test with an A+!  NO FEAR, NO ANXIETY, NO STRESS AND NO WORRYING!
I will continue to renounce and reject any attempts by the enemy to entice me back into this sinful habit structure that has (past tense!) ruled and reigned in my life!  Victory is mine!  In Jesus Mighty Name and for His sake!  Amen