“I just want some peace of mind.”
Have you ever heard or said that?
Having peace of mind is considered a blessing and a pleasant way to live. But where does it come from?
There are three powerful gifts of the spirit that bring abundance, joy, blessing, and—peace. What are they? Faith, hope, and love. Together, they are unstoppable, uncontainable, and immovable. They can move mountains and overcome any attack of the devil. You could call them the triple threat in obtaining victory—a triple threat to the devil.
Well, Satan is a counterfeit and an opposing enemy. So, he has come up with his own triple threat in an attempt to dismantle your victory and steal your peace. Just like faith, hope and love, they work together—only to achieve the opposite of peace. What’s worse, the world not only justifies them but often encourages us to engage in them. You may even think they’re a normal part of life.
What is Satan’s triple threat? Doubt, worry, and fear.
God never intended for doubt, worry, or fear to be part of our lives. Along with the torment they bring emotionally, they affect us physically as well. In fact, according to science, worry affects your concentration during the day and your sleep at night, and can even make you ill. That’s not God’s plan!
That’s why God says He will keep those who trust in Him in perfect peace (Isaiah 26:3). When we trust in His plans for us, which are to give us a future and hope, we won’t entertain worry, doubt, or fear. We won’t even consider it!
Don’t ever permit yourself to dwell on thoughts of doubt, worry, or fear. Throw them out like you would the thought of robbing a bank. If you’re up in the night worrying and becoming fearful, take those thoughts captive. Say, “I refuse to doubt God’s promises. I refuse to worry. I refuse to fear. I take a stand against them right now in the Name of my Lord Jesus Christ.” Then turn over and go back to sleep.