REFLECT: Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father: Philippians 2:9-10
APPLY: There is no silver bullet, no magic word to overcome fear.
What there IS, however, is a single word from which all dark powers flee. That Word – a Name – is JESUS.
At this Name, every knee bows (Philippians 2:10) and every demon – including the devil – flees (James 4:7). By that Name you have authority over powers and spiritual wickedness in heavenly realms (Eph 6:12).
This is not a “blab it and grab it” deal: it involves a lifelong journey of persistence in which you stand ready to swat away fear in all its cunning disguises (e.g. as anger, hurt, depression, rejection etc). Seek UNTIL……The Lord assures you that He will hear you – and answer you – anytime you call. Wait on the Lord, and trust that He will come through. Wait on Him UNTIL He comes through.
PRAY: Lord help me to remember that I cannot use the Name of Jesus as some type of magic word. Help me to accept that it confers me with authority but also, the responsibility to stand resolutely and patiently. Thank you for ALWAYS answering my cries, even when Your response is not immediately evident. Help me to continue trusting you until You come through. However long it takes. I trust You and I love You. Amen.