OVERCOMING WITH FAITH WORKING THROUGH LOVE
Ray E Horton
We all go through “stuff” in this life, with health, financial, relationship and other issues. And we are often tempted to worry and fear. Most important in overcoming is faith-filled prayer. And reading and speaking God’s Word that tells us of His love builds faith and of “faith which works through love” (Gal. 5:6). Remember, “There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear …” (1 John 4:18).
You are a friend of God
Reading and speaking God’s Word that tells us of His love builds faith
Focus on His love for you. He doesn’t want you sick or without. Abraham was “called the friend of God,” (James 2:23) and so are you a friend of God, and you have favor. Believe and receive. “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and self-control/sound mind” (2 Tim 1:7). Speak this scripture over yourself regularly.
Also, meditate on Philippians 4:4-8. Summarizing that passage: You can rejoice (vs.4) because the Lord is at hand (v. 5), and therefore not be anxious but give it over in prayer with thanksgiving (v. 6) for the peace of God that will guard your heart and mind (v. 7), then change the subject in your mind and meditate on those things that are true … honest … just … pure … and lovely (vs. 8).
All is well
Know that in God, all is well! Remain in the awareness of His love. “Keep yourselves in the love of God” … (Jude 1:21). “See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are!… (1 John 3:1).