We can read the Bible all we want, but if we are not picking up the true meaning of what God is trying to convey to us, we might as well be reading a fairy tale. There is a sharp contrast between the Old and New Testaments, and it can be seen as “before the cross” and “after the cross.”
We’re all familiar with fear in some form. At some point, we’ve all felt afraid in a situation in which we found ourselves. It has the capacity to shut us down and paralyze us from moving forward in our Christian walk. Thankfully, God’s Word equips us to fight fear and win.
The average person today faces a myriad of different pressures. For some, I’m sure, it feels like they are living in a pressure cooker. Whether it is economic pressure, or family pressure, or pressure somehow related to our jobs, we all know what the stresses of daily life can be like.
It’s Time to Use Our Words to Declare Good Things
I once read an article about doctors who incorporated “talk therapy” to treat patients suffering with depression. Instead of medicating the problem, the doctors instructed the patients to start making positive declarations over their lives, saying such things as: “I have a bright future. People like to be around me. Good things are in store.”