Fear, he is a liar
He will take your breath
Stop you in your steps
Fear he is a liar
He will rob your rest
Steal your happiness
Cast your fear in the fire
‘Cause fear he is a liarFear Is A Liar by Zach Williams
But in those times all we have to do is release our attention from ourselves, the situation, and let God replace our worry with prayer. Let’s pray:
Lord, there are places in my life I fear will never change, situations, circumstances. I’m afraid won’t have what I need, there won’t be enough time. I’m afraid I won’t be enough. Lord, protect me from fear. It steals my hope and joy. It tells me I’m not good enough, that I can’t. But it lies. Help me fight fear with truth. That my prayers are heard, that I can trust you with everything. I can lift my head and praise you. I can replace fear with faith because You are working on my behalf, bringing things together for good.
Here are some verses to meditate on today:
Philippians 4:6-7 (MSG)
Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life.
Matthew 6:34 (MSG)
Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.
Deuteronomy 31:8 (MSG)
The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
This is a part of the Prayer For The Week series. Despite the title, you can pray any of the prayers in this series on any day you wish. I invite you to use these prayers to jump-start your own or in place of your own because sometimes, we just don’t have the words.