Today I was praying and I invited Jesus and the Holy Spirit to fill me with love and joy. After stilling myself and listening, I clearly heard, “I am your joy.” For the first time, I realized that the joy I was feeling was in fact God in me. As it says in 1 Thessalonians 1:6, “With the joy given by the Holy Spirit.” Wow! The joy I was feeling had been given to me by the Holy Spirit. As it says in Galatians 5:22, ” the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy …” I was feeling the fruit of the Holy Spirit. I had asked and God allowed me to know that the joy was actually His presence. Our experience with God can be so subtle and yet so profound. I ran to tell Martha about this discovery. Once again, the Scripture is true. Let me leave you with the prayer of Romans 15:13, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy.”
Fear is an imagination, about the future, where God’s Truth is not present.
When you pray, invite Jesus into your fearful thoughts about the future.
Ask Him to reveal his Truth to you related to your specific thinking.
Listen to his Truth. Accept His Truth.
And that specific Truth will drive your fear away.