Dealing with Dread
It’s impossible to reach your God-given destiny if you allow your thoughts to be overcome by dread. Dread is a close relative of fear, and allowing it to remain in your mind sets you up for misery and robs you of joy.
I experienced a feeling of dread as we were planning our trip to hold a conference in India. I was excited about the wonderful opportunity there, but all I could focus on was the long flight and poor conditions that exist in that country. But the Lord spoke to my heart and showed me that I needed to overcome dread by focusing on and dwelling on His Word. If I had allowed myself to dwell on the negative aspects of the trip, it would’ve taken away the joy and excitement God wanted me to experience.
Dread is a trap, and you must be determined not to fall into it. When things come up that try to bring fear or dread to your heart, such as uncertainty about the future or facing new situations or challenges, turn to Psalm 27:1, praying and confessing out loud, “The Lord is my Light and my Salvation—whom shall I fear or dread?”
Prayer Starter: Lord, I declare today that You are my Light and my Salvation. Because of You, I don’t need to dread anything in my life. I have victory in You.
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