How can a believer overcome their fear of feeling they are constantly failing God, such as going to bed afraid, knowing they will fail again tomorrow?
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I could simply suggest you dwell upon the joy and pleasure of serving God but I feel you already know this. The knowledge just isn't manifesting itself into your spirit completely. Realize that you are breathing the breath of God which means you possess the spirit of God in your nostrils as stated by Job. (Job 27:3, 33:4). God did not give us the spirit of fear but of power. (2 Timothy 1:7). So this feeling is not of God. Your must needs are from God and Christ made it possible for all to receive these blessings freely. They are gifts that have been paid for all you must do is receive them and open them up! So read and think on these things recorded in Philippians 4:8. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit. Amen.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, please consider those words. In Christ. Heb 4:15, states He knows all about our pain, He bore them. Including the fear of not being able to please His Father! Jesus is Perfect Love. And He cast out ALL FEAR! 1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:18 This being established, what happens to us that makes us have such uncontrollable fears? Only two things in my humble opinion. First, are you fearful of other things? Or of just this thing? There are medical conditions that cause extreme fear. However, the person becomes fearful of everything until medication restores balance in their body. If this is not the case... Second, the enemy of our soul loves to attack our hearts and minds. He is a tool in our Father's Hands. Job 1:8-12. However, Jesus sits at the Right Hand of the Father ever making intercession for us. Rom. 8:34. What is He saying to His Father? " Your Judgments are Just, but I shed my Blood for this too, Father. Just give them a moment to repent. " The Father sees the Blood shed for ALL sins and gives us a moment more to repent. The enemy knows this scene in Heaven, also knows we don't fully grasp it's full meaning, will come and torment the life out of us. He will put so much fear on us, we are spiritual lunitics. Tho again, I reiterate, he is just a tool. Our Father uses him to equip us for things we cannot hope to understand now. The battles we fight with Lucifer today, are not for the edification of today, but in the world to come when we will stand as a witness and say, "He came against me, but through the Blood of Christ, I overcame him." This is how to overcome such terrible fear. To understand that if we could have EVER been good enough for an Almighty God, He would not have had to send His Son to die such a horrific death. By ourselves it is impossible to please God! Heb. 11:6. We must have Jesus! We must have Jesus' Blood. In our hearts, on our lives, on our minds. I personally would suggest that every time you begin to feel this fear, you plead the Blood of Jesus of our mind, then Thank Jesus for ALL He has done for you. Praise and Bless His Holy Name for all the mighty works in your life.. Where is the _____? Thank you Jesus! Be Blessed Lena
Let me just say that you are going to fail God in your own strength. A great example of this is the Jews. God never set them aside because of their crucifying Christ. He set them aside to wait because they were trying to please Him in their own strength, by trying to keep the law. Important here, is that we need to remember that there is a spiritual Israel that came and continues to come through the promise God gave to Abraham, and then there is a physical Israel, that came from the loins of Isaac, and we need to know the difference as it is applied here, and throughout scripture. The first receive the promise by faith, and the latter do not receive the promise because they are trying to acquire it by works, and not by faith. Even though their motives seem admirable. It was more from pride than anything. Grace is God's plan to bring glory to Himself. Yes, you read that right. God inspired this book to be written about Him, by men. We are merely the means that God can put His grace on display for all of creation including ourselves to marvel at and then give praise and glory to Him. Even the holy angels long for the day to look into the matters of man's salvation. Let me take it a step farther: When Jesus went to the cross to pay our sin debt in full, once for all time, He did it for His Father. But as recipients of God's eternal grace through faith in Christ's finished work on the cross, we became vessels of mercy, which God used and will continue to use, to bring glory to Himself. We are merely a means used by God to meet an end of His own desire. With God, it is always about bringing glory to Himself, and He says that He will not share His glory. So, if we feel that we can help God with that, in any way, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. The truth is, we can do nothing unless it was foreordained for us to walk in. Those of us that are saved by grace have entered His eternal rest and we are presently seated in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus(Eph 2:6). This is right now, this very second. We have already passed from death unto life, and this is not something to look toward, as we are to rejoice in our newness in Christ now and wait in anticipation for His glorious return on the clouds. Where we too will receive glorified bodies in the twinkle of an eye. Hope this helped. I love ya, as do all of the brethren.
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