For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
-2 Timothy 1:7, NKJV
What I have found dealing with anxiety and fear is that this verse has power!
I recite 2 Timothy 1:7 over and over again in my mind as prayer when I feel myself getting consumed with fear and anxiety. And the verse serves as a spiritual sword cutting through the bonds of the Evil One setting my heart free.
It serves as a reminder to me as well.
God has not saved and redeemed me to leave me cowering in the corner passively taking blows from the Evil One. Rather God has made me into a man of power. That is the spirit He has imparted in me!
So, next time you find yourself spiraling down into a cowering position filled with anxiety over the “what if’s,” I recommend taking up this verse and fighting back.