“Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for Thou art with me.” – Psalm 23:4a

In these times it is easy to fear evil.  We forget that the Lord promises us peace and that it is a weapon against evil. Health concerns, cash flow concerns, deadlines, relationships – all create stress for us. Our confidence in the God of peace means we do not fall for the lies of the devil.  The first step toward having spiritual authority over the adversary is having peace in spite of our circumstances. When Jesus confronted the devil, he did not confront satan with His emotions or in fear. Knowing the devil was a liar, He simply refused to be influenced by any voice other than God’s. His peace overwhelmed satan; His authority shatters the lies, sending demons fleeing.

There is a place of walking with God where we simply fear no evil. David faced a lion, a bear, and a giant.  In his Psalm he stood in the “shadow of death” itself, yet he “feared no evil.” David’s trust was in the Lord. He said, “…for You are with me.” Because God is with us, every adversity we face will unfold in victory as we maintain faith in God!  David continued, “You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies” (Ps. 23:5a). The battle we are in will soon become a meal, an experience that will nourish and build us up spiritually. Only God’s peace will quell our fleshly reactions in battle. The source of God’s peace is God Himself. God is for us, who can be against us?  When fear knocks at the door, we will face that fear with God’s peace. It is God’s secret weapon to destroy fear.

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