How to Tell When You're Listening to Fear Over Your Faith

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Do you ever get so busy talking to fear that you forget to speak to faith? I know I do. Tune in now to Real Truth With Ruth on the Charisma Podcast Network to find out how.

As I was praying the other day, I saw a thick dark blanket descending on the United States. Just like the clouds rolling in before a storm, it was getting darker and darker. The problem was that rather than speaking peace to the impending storm, the bride of Christ was trying to find shelter. Why? Because the fear was speaking louder than faith.

On whom or what do I depend for my safety and security?

To whom or what am I listening to and allowing to feed my soul?

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It can be easy to depend on our finances, government, job, spouse or numerous other things for our safety and security. We can even turn to our strength and history. When Goliath confronted the Israelite army (see 1 Sam. 17), Goliath depended on his past and power. It was with these very words that he taunted the Israelite army. As the Israelite army listened to the giant, they forgot that the giant was an ant compared to their God. The voice of fear became louder than the voice of God.

Today we have our news media, politicians and others fabricating all sorts of stories. Of course, we have a virus in the mix, loss of jobs, finances and isolation all taking a toll. The result can be overwhelming and even crushing at times. We can feel like we are the yo-yo just going back and forth on a string and never gaining any ground. In other words, we are at the mercy of the one who holds us in His hand.

Whose hand is holding you?

In challenging seasons, it can be difficult not to switch camps. The problem is that when we change allegiance and yield to fear, we forget, "Who has ascended up into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in his fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is the name of His son, if you know?" (Prov. 30:4).

Today, there is an invitation to get a hearing aid adjustment. It is time to turn off the voice of fear that is speaking into your life. It is time to amplify the voice of heaven, the voice of the loving Father speaking into your life. The modification of hearing does not mean that everything will switch at that moment. However, it does mean that you will be able to pick up your sword, or your slingshot and smooth stones, and kill that giant of fear that has been roaring in your ear. The roar of the kingdom of heaven will always silence the squeak of fear.

For more on how you need to silence the voice of fear in your life, listen to Real Truth With Ruth on the Charisma Podcast Network.

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