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Psalm 91 Prayer - An Antidote to Fear
Nothing is more debilitating than fear. And nothing is more difficult to dislodge than fear. You develop fear responses even in the womb. These responses grow and multiply through the years until you find yourself caught in a tangled web. Little grooves have developed in your brain that make fear the default position in many instances. Default postion - that's a grim thought, isn't it?
Indication is that these grooves do not go away. Ugh! But, the grooves can be overwritten. This is what the Apostle Paul was referring to when he wrote about being transformed through the renewing of your mind according the God's word. Use Scripture to overwrite the fear grooves. Use Scripture to overwrite any negative grooves, for that matter. This is GOOD news, don/t you think?
Many Scriptures deal with "fear not". But, Psalm 91 is a significant passage for conquering fear. It is sixteen verses of graphic possibilities that can occur as a result of abiding under the shadow of the Almighty.
Ok, so if Psalm 91 is an antidote to fear, how do you take this medicine? Fair question, not one to be answered at your local pharmacy.
Consider what the Lord said to Joshua when Joshua took over leadership of the Israelites in the desert. Joshua could have gone into a major fear response after Moses died. But, the Lord gave him some saving advice: "Let this book of the law (scripture) not depart from you. Meditate on it day and night. In this way you will make your way prosperous (take the Promised Land)." (a paraphrase of Joshua 1:8)
God's advice is still a gold standard for victorious thinking. Meditate on His word day and night. What you have on your mind continually will determine your behavior. "Meditate" means to mull something over and over. Actually, we all meditate to some degree. This is know as "self talk" and an estimated 80% of it is negative.
For some excellent info on how to get started meditating on Psalm 91 read Power Prayer for Protection. Follow the simple instructions and you will be well on your way to overwriting the fear grooves you've been packing since childhood.
Power of Thoughts and Words
- Guard Your Heart
According to the way God designed and created us, our future is stored in our hearts. Proverbs 4:23 "Keep thy heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life." Jesus teaches that we...
- Psalm 91
Psalm 91 is a powerful prayer of protection. Learn more about how to pray with Scripture, Psalm 91 in particular by following this link. For most of us who grew up with Scripture, praying Scripture was not part of the package.
Abide - Dwell
Where do you abide? Hang out? For the most part, we hang out in our minds...somewhere. The Lord is inviting you to hang out with Him, to become more like Him, to trust Him, to be confident in Him. Meditating on, reflecting on Scripture is a way of hanging out...certainly builds faith and forward thinking!
Remember the Lord's advice to Joshua. Meditate on the Book of the Law day and night if you want your way to be prosperous. Reflect on the Scripture. Watch this video numerous times. Get God's truth for protection down on the inside. Watch your actions and reactions change as a result. This is powerful stuff!