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When Did You Let Fear Go?

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.  2 Timothy 1:7

(Photo courtesy of office.microsoft.com.)We were terrorized!

On the drive home from a short trip, a truck decided to follow close behind and shoot a gun to see if they could scare us. I immediately began to pray, and the truck turned down a dirt road away from us. The shooters accomplished their back-road game. When we arrived at my parents’ house to retrieve our daughter, we were so grateful to see our beautiful baby girl. It was by God’s grace we didn’t get a bullet in our window…or worse.

Before this incident happened, I was thinking bad thoughts. I was so anxious to get back to my daughter that I didn’t believe we were in God’s covering. I allowed fear to consume my mind with, “what if’s.” What if the plane crashes. What if we’re in a car accident. . .and this was all after I prayed for our safe return home in the beginning of our trip.

I was filled with unbelief, living in anxiety and fear until I almost made it manifest in my life. This was the day God said, “Devil, that’s enough.” God began leading me to understand His Word. He taught me to meditate on Him. He showed me His power by placing peace where there was fear. I was able to pray for protection and actually rest in His grace.

Fear can cause our worse thoughts to manifest. Timothy reminds us fear is not a gift from God; rather the gift is the love and power of a sound mind. God wants us to cast our fears on Him—the One who can replace them with peace.

God will transform the fear in your heart into power, love, and a sound mind. Make no room for fear to enter. Cast out the devil with Scripture and prayer. Remember, fear and faith cannot abide in the same place. Decide which spirit you will follow. 

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April Ready

With a BA in broadcast journalism from University of North Florida, Army veteran April Ready has been writing poetry and screenplays since the age of sixteen. Her true passion for writing books flourished with the birth of her daughter. After ten years as a pharmaceutical representative, she has now put all her energy into her passion, which is writing and touching people’s lives. April’s children's book, Up and Away on My First Flight, is the tool she uses as she tours schools, teaching children how to deal with fear and anxieties. April lives in Orlando, Florida, with her husband Jamel, daughter Brielle, and their crazy but loveable chi weenie dog Koko. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and Writer’s Guild of America West. www.cubventures.com


  1. I carried II Tim. 1:7 in my pocket, needing the reminder of ""...and power."" I'd claimed ""...a sound mind"" to help deal w/15 yrs. of mini-seizure issues. Now, I realized I could claim no fear AND God's power! I let fear go and held onto His love and power. I've been healed, thanks to God's promises!