What controls your thoughts? If it’s fear, confusion, or worry, then you’re missing some key benefits of living in God’s kingdom. 1 Corinthians 14:33 says that God is the author of peace, love, and a sound mind, and those are available to you as a child of God. This is a great opportunity, but will you take it?
Power, love, and a sound mind are characteristics of the believer who’s attention is focused on Jesus. Pastor Steve continues with his discussion of 2 Timothy 1:7 and continues with Isaiah 41:10 to show how the Word of God is a powerful comfort even while we are engaged in the world around us.
In the battle against fear, you don’t have to settle for survival: you are “more than a conqueror” according to Romans 8. But experiencing that kind of victory requires obedience to the Spirit and Word of God—including participation in the life of the Body of Christ. Are you connected in your local church? Are you more than an overcomer?