“They are plans for good and not for disaster,
to give you a future and a hope." Jeremiah 29:11
Have you ever, all of a sudden, felt a sense of paralyzing terror and doom......like, 'You're going down! Be afraid! Be very afraid!' WOW! Where did that feeling come from?
Absolutely, it DID NOT come from God because He says that His plans for us are "not for disaster but for good, to give us a future and a hope". So what are the other options? Satan is a liar and murderer, (John 8:44) so we know those thoughts could certainly come from him.
But there is another option.......it may have come from inside yourself......your own psyche. Sometimes, a seemingly innocent event, remark, or even an odor can trigger us back to a childhood experience that is buried inside our heart and mind. Something that at the time struck terror into our souls of being abandoned or hurt.............even mortally!
If this is the case, talk to a friend, counselor, or pastor about what you are feeling. They may be able to help you unearth those wounds and find healing for them.
Those thoughts go directly against God's truth that His plans for us are for good and not for disaster. Yes, 'life' happens to all of us but until it does, we do not need to live in dread and fear, whether it comes from the 'enemy of our souls', Satan, or from past childhood wounding experiences. We CAN be free of fear and live in a peaceful state of believing God for 'good' things to be our portion each day.
Thank You my Father and my God that You love me with an everlasting love and that You planned my days before I was born into thiis world. Thank You that You have good not disastrous plans for my life. Help me today to deal with any fear of disaster by replacing those thoughts with Your truth. For those who need to talk to someone about their fears, I pray they will be brave and reach out for help to someone of Your choosing and may they too get free. Amen and Amen!