Do you have a tendency to worry about what's coming next? Maybe when you have a good day and you're starting to feel hopeful you notice a nagging voice saying, "Yeah, you're happy now, but just wait for what's coming next...things can't always be good."
When I hear this voice it usually feels like it comes from someone speaking from behind me just over my right shoulder. We can safely identify this voice as the voice of the accuser. He is constantly working to get us discouraged or distracted. He is scared to death of what will happen if we find out how much favor and power we really have, much less learn to live in that reality.
In the book of Proverbs Wisdom says:
"But he who listens to me shall live securely,
and will be at ease from the dread of evil."
The fact that the enemy is working so hard to lie to us proves that it is 100% possible to live free from dread. It is 100% possible to live in peace and hope for the future.
When you follow Wisdom, you can live free from dread!
I'm going to be digging into the book of Proverbs over the next few weeks. Why not join me? You could aim to read a chapter each day. If you get to a verse that jumps out at you, don't push past it to finish the chapter....stop and soak it in. Ask Holy Spirit to read with you and to teach you as you read.