You can’t reason or bargain with fear. Fears of loss, abandonment, helplessness, and failing are all like fire, consuming everything in you until your heart is used up and your mind is darkened.

When an anxious thought begins to burn at the edges of your life, remember. Remember you’re empowered to overwhelm every vicious lie with what God has said about who you really are. Remember you’re equipped to overcome every debilitating circumstance with who he has said he is for you. I know how Lion King this may read, but it’s true. Remember who Jesus is, and you’ll remember who you are. No fear can stand up to that.

In fact, Jesus said when we receive him into our lives, we have a constant stream of living water in us. Dwelling in what you’ve read in his word, experienced with him in your life, and heard from him in your heart releases that river of faith, hope, and love, displacing negativity in you, and bringing life to everyone around you.

“All who drink the water I give will never thirst again. Indeed, the water I give will become an overflowing spring in them, a fountain of endless life” (John 4:14).

“The thief seeks to steal, slaughter, and destroy. But I have come to give you life in such superabundance, you constantly overflow it” (John 10:10).

“God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them . . . Such love has no fear, because perfect love expels all fear” (1 John 4:16b & 18a).

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