Overcoming Fear and Worry
Fear and worry are not from God, which is why there is no such thing as a “little fear” or a “little worry” being okay. Worry is meditation on the problem and is contrary to the Word of God. He has instructed us not to worry about anything, but to cast our care upon Him, and meditate on His Word day and night (1 Peter 5:7, Psalm 1:2). Our born-again spirits do not posses fear, because the Word says that we have not been given a spirit of fear but of power, love, and a sound mind (2 Timothy 1:7). Fear tries to enter our hearts from the outside – through negative words, thoughts, and the suggestions of the devil that continually bombard our minds. These fear-filled words, thoughts, and suggestions may come in the form of the news media, a doctor’s report, or simply from other people.
The way to defeat fear is by speaking the Word over those situations in which we experience fear, and accepting the unconditional love of God for us. We develop absolute confidence in God’s Word and His love for us by renewing our minds with the Word of God (Romans 12:2). With a renewed mind, fear cannot gain a foothold! God’s love has been perfected in us, and perfect love casts out all fear (1 John 4:18)! Refuse to accept fear by putting your trust in God’s Word and speaking His words of faith on a consistent basis. Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God (Romans 10:17)!
Confessions to Defeat Worry and Fear
I am the righteousness of God in Christ; there is therefore now no condemnation for me, for I am in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1).
I am more than a conqueror; I am an overcomer. I overcome every negative situation in my life by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Romans 8:37; Romans 12:11).
I am of God and have overcome Satan. For greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world. I overcome evil with good (1 John 4:4; Romans 12:21).
I do not have a spirit of fear; but I possess power, love, and a sound mind. I do not walk in fear; I walk in faith. I am the righteous and I live by faith (2 Timothy 1:7; Hebrews 10:38).
I did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear but I have received the Spirit of adoption, by whom I cry, Abba! Father! (Romans 8:15)
Christ partook of my humanity, so that through death He brought to nothing him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and delivered all of us who, through fear of death, were subject to bondage (Hebrews 2:15).
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. For the Lord is with me, His Word and Spirit comfort me (Psalm 23:4).
I take no thought for tomorrow, what I shall eat or drink or wear. I cast all of my care onto Him, for He cares for me. I seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all other things are added to me (Matthew 6:34; 1 Peter 5:7; Matthew 6:33).
I refuse to worry. I refuse to meditate on negative thoughts or words that do not align with the Word of God (2 Corinthians 10:5).
I think only on those things that line up with the truth of the Word of God, and those things that are of good report. I do not allow negative thoughts to have any space in my mind (Philippians 4:8).
I cast down every fearful thought by answering it with the Word of God. I bring every thought into captivity and make it obedient to the Word of God (2 Corinthians 10:5).
God’s love is perfected in me, and because there is no fear in love, that perfected love casts out fear, because fear carries the expectation of punishment. I overcome all fear by reminding myself of God’s perfect love for me (1 John 4:18).
God says that He will in no way leave me neither will He in any way forsake me. So I courageously say, ‘The Lord is my helper. I will not fear. What can man do to me?’ (Hebrews 13:6)
I seek the Lord and He always answers me. He has delivered me from all fear. Because I continuously look to Him, I am radiant and my face is never covered with shame (Psalm 34:4).
I am not afraid of the terror by night or of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. Because I have made the Lord my refuge, and the Most High my dwelling place, no evil befalls me, neither does any plague come near my dwelling (Psalm 91:5-6; 9-10).
The Lord is my light and my salvation, I do not fear. He is the stronghold of my life; I am not afraid. I do not fear people, circumstances or situations that come against me. Jesus has left me His peace, and that peace guards my heart and mind (Psalm 27:1; John 14:27).
I do not fear what other people fear, neither am I troubled about anything. I am in this world but I am not of this world (John 14:1; John 17:16).
I am in no way fearful of my adversaries. Jesus has redeemed me from my enemies. My God is for me, who can be against me? (Psalm 107:2; Romans 8:31)
I am not anxious about anything. I take every issue and request to God through prayer and petition and with thanksgiving. The peace of God, which surpasses my understanding, guards my heart and mind through Christ Jesus. I am in perfect peace, because my mind is stayed on Him (Philippians 4:6-7).
Since God resists the proud but gives more grace to the humble, I keep myself submitted under the mighty hand of God and He exalts me in due time. I cast each and every care on Him because He cares for me (James 4:6-7; Psalm 55:22).
I do not fear what man can do to me because I know God loves me, and I know His love for me is greater than any attack of the enemy against my life. The Lord preserves my life (Psalm 118:6).
I am established in righteousness; I am far from oppression, and fear does not come near me (Isaiah 54:14).
No weapon formed against me shall prosper and every tongue that would rise against me in judgment I condemn. This is my heritage as a servant of the Lord and my righteousness is of Him (Isaiah 54:17).
I am delivered from the evil of this present world, for it is the will of God concerning me (Galatians 1:4).
I have no fear for my safety, because the Lord has given His angels charge over me, and they keep me in all my ways. In my pathway there is life and no death (Psalm 91:11; Proverbs 12:28).
I take the shield of faith and I quench every fiery dart that the wicked one brings against me (Ephesians 6:16).
I am submitted to God, and the devil flees from me because I resist him in the name of Jesus (James 4:7).
I walk in faith; I do not walk in fear, because the Lord is with me (Isaiah 41:10).
The law of the spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death. Fear is part of the curse of the law of sin and death; therefore, I am free from fear. The Word of God is forever settled in heaven, and I establish His Word upon this earth (Romans 8:2; Psalm 119:89).
Unforgiveness is a serious hindrance to our prayer life and our relationship with God. Holding onto unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person will die. It binds us up spiritually and opens the door to the devil to gain a foothold in our lives (Ephesians 4:26). God has commanded us to walk in love, and to forgive one another (Colossians 3:13). Jesus tells us that we must forgive as many times as necessary, even seventy times seven times (Matthew 18:21-22). We need to purpose in our hearts to forgive, much like we set a thermostat to maintain a certain temperature. It must be a way of life that is an automatic reaction when someone offends or hurts us.
Keep in mind that forgiveness is not about how we feel. Most of the time we won’t feel like forgiving people; however it is necessary because God commands us to forgive (Ephesians 4:32). It is at these times that that we must forgive by faith, and our emotions will line up later. We cannot base our decision to forgive on how we feel at the time.
Forgiveness does not mean that we have to continue in a close relationship with the person. It does, however, mean that we must not harbor anything negative in our hearts toward them, such as bitterness, resentment, hurt, or hatred. The Word says we must guard our hearts with all diligence, for out of it (our heart) flows the forces that affect our lives (Proverbs 4:23). If we have truly forgiven someone, we won’t have any feelings of ill will or disgust when we hear the person’s name or see him or her. We have released that person from the offense and are free to move on with our lives. When we forgive by faith, we release that person over to God for Him to move on our behalf. When we forgive, we are pleasing and honoring God, and He says that He will make our enemies live at peace with us (Psalm 16:7)!
Confessions for Overcoming Unforgiveness and Negative Emotions
I choose to forgive, from my heart, anyone who has intentionally or unintentionally committed an offense against me.
With your grace and help, Lord, I release forgiveness toward all people who have hurt me or offended me. I hold no accusation against anyone who has wronged me.
I place all unforgiveness, resentment and offense on the cross, and release it now.
I declare that I am free of anger, hurt, resentment, hatred, and unforgiveness. I walk in love and I forgive everybody for everything (Ephesians 4:31-32).
In the name of Jesus I declare that Satan has no influence over me in this area. I rebuke and cast down any thoughts that would cause me to hold onto unforgiveness, and I believe I have received the truth that has made me free. Holy Spirit, I thank you that you are dwelling on the inside of me and I am free from unforgiveness (2 Corinthians 10:5; John 8:32).
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I have the strength and ability to forgive those who have hurt me (Philippians 4:13).
I thank you Lord that you love ___________________ and have blessed them, and I hold no offenses against him/her.
I am filled with the revelation of God’s great mercy for me, and I see _____________________ through His eyes. I have the ability and strength to forgive _______________________ just as the Lord has forgiven me.
I am slow to anger, quick to listen, and slow to speak. I am slow to take offense and quick to forgive. I live in peace and harmony with everyone. I am sympathetic and I love as a brother. I am compassionate and humble towards everyone (James 1:19; 2 Corinthians 13:11).
I have perfect peace as I trust in God, and I allow Him to work out any and all situations that have given birth to unforgiveness in my heart. I am free to forgive and love others (Isaiah 26:3).
I declare that I was healed at the cross; therefore I am healed now of any harmful physical effects which have been caused by unforgiveness or bitterness.
I walk in the love of God, and I love others just as God loves me. I make the decision to deal with any and all offenses. I refuse to give place to bitterness and unforgiveness in my life (Ephesians 5:2).
Health and Healing
When Jesus died on the cross, he took every sickness and every disease and paid the price for our complete healing. Healing is a promise of God to everyone who believes and receives it. Many people think God uses sickness and disease to teach them something, but that is not true. The Word says that the thief (Satan) comes to steal, kill and destroy, but Jesus came that we may have abundant life (John 10:10). The Word also says that God desires above all things that we prosper and be in health, even as our souls prosper (3 John 1:2). Sickness and disease are part of the curse of the law of sin and death from which God has delivered us.
Sickness can sometimes come on our bodies because we turn on spiritual laws with our own mouth through careless words. For example, we may have a habit of continually saying, “That makes me sick”, or “I’m sick and tired of…” Negative, “idle” words open the door for sickness in our lives because the Word says that life and death are in the power of the tongue, and that we shall have whatever we say (Proverbs 18:21, Mark 11:23). Other times, it is the result of neglecting to care for our physical bodies. Either way, the devil is always involved in the perpetuation of sickness and disease.
As Christians, we have been given power and authority over all the activity of the devil, including sickness and disease (Luke 10:19). We have the authority to speak to sickness and disease and command it in the name of Jesus to come out of our bodies (Mark 11:23).
In order to maintain a standard of health and healing in our bodies, we have to believe and have faith in the finished works of Jesus, and our faith is released through the words of our mouth. When we make daily confessions of faith regarding healing, we enforce divine health in our lives.
It is during a physical challenge that our faith in Jesus having provided healing for us is tested. The test is to see whether the pressure we experience from the physical symptoms can get us to move from our position of victory over sickness that Jesus died to obtain. No matter what the enemy tries to bring against your physical body, continue to stand on the Word of God. Resist the devil, and he has to flee! (James 4:7) We can build a hedge of healing around our lives by continually declaring what God has said about our health. The Word contains healing and everything else we need to live a life of abundance.
Confessions for Health and Healing
Jesus is the Lord of my life. Sickness and disease have no power over me. I have been redeemed from the curse of the law of sin and death, and sickness is under the curse; therefore I am free from sickness and disease in all of its forms. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death (Galatians 3:13; Romans 8:2).
I speak to my body in the name of Jesus. I speak to every cell of my body and tell you that you are functioning in line with the finished works of Jesus. Body, I speak to you, and I tell you that you are functioning in the perfection for which God created you to function, in Jesus’ name. I forbid any malfunction in my body, in Jesus’ name.
In the name of Jesus, body, I command you to manifest the finished works of Jesus. Sickness and disease, you leave NOW, in Jesus’ name. I have abundant life through the Word of God, which flows though every organ, cell, tissue, and joint in my body, bringing life and health (John 10:10).
Whatever I bind on earth is bound in Heaven and whatever I loose on earth is loosed in Heaven. Therefore I bind all sickness and disease that would try and attach itself to my body in Jesus’ name, and I loose the healing that Jesus purchased for me into every fiber of my body, in Jesus’ name. I am the healed, not the sick. I am whole, I am well; I am perfect and complete, lacking nothing (Matthew 18:18; James 1:4).
Jesus bore every sickness and carried every disease, and by His stripes I was and am now healed (Isaiah 53:5).
Because of the Word of God, I am an overcomer. I overcome all sickness and disease by the blood of the Lamb and the word of my testimony (Revelation 12:11).
The Word is life to my body and healing to all my flesh (Proverbs 4:22).
No evil befalls me neither shall any plague come near my dwelling. For the Lord has given His angels charge over me, and they keep me in all my ways. In my pathway there is life, and there is no death. I walk in the path of life, healing, and health (Psalm 91:10-11; Proverbs 12:28).
I present my body to God, for it is the temple of the living God. I am filled with all the fullness of God; therefore sickness and disease cannot exist in my body (1 Corinthians 6:19; Ephesians 3:19).
Every plant that my Heavenly Father has not planted in my body is dissolved and rooted out of my body in the name of Jesus. Growths and tumors cannot exist in my body (Matthew 15:13).
Every disease, germ, and virus that touches my body dies instantly in the name of Jesus.
I am healed and made whole in the name of Jesus.
I live and I will not die; I live and declare the works of the Lord (Psalm 118:17).
I have the wisdom of God to know how to look after my body in the natural, and I confess the Word of God over my body, which maintains my perfect health in the spiritual (Isaiah 11:2).
God sent His Word, which healed me and delivered me from all destruction including sickness and disease (Psalm 107:20).
I give attention to the Word of God and incline my ears to His sayings. I do not let the Word depart from my eyes, but I keep it in the midst of my heart. God’s word is life to me and health to all my flesh (Proverbs 4:20).
The same Spirit that raised Christ Jesus from the dead lives in me. He who raised Christ from the dead has given life to my mortal body by His Spirit Who lives in me (Romans 8:11).
I prosper and I am in perfect health, even as my soul prospers (3 John 1:2).
Finances and Debt Cancellation
When it comes to prosperity, money is usually the first thing that comes to mind. We have been conditioned by the world to believe that a person with a lot of money is prosperous, and if prosperous, then certainly happy. While money isn’t the entire prosperity pie, it is a large piece. Poverty is not God’s will, nor is it His will for us to be in debt to anyone. The Word says to owe no man anything except to love him (Romans 13:8). We are to be the lenders and not the borrowers (Deuteronomy 15:6), which means that we must be operating in financial overflow i.e. we are to have more than enough to meet our own needs and to be a blessing to others. God has a lot to say about finances, because He knows what a large role finances play in our everyday lives. Throughout the Old Testament we see the manifestation of the Blessing that was promised as a result of obeying God as material goods and wealth. Under the New Covenant (Testament) we are entitled to all of the benefits of the Blessing while being free from the curse that was the result of disobeying God (Galatians 3:13). We can also tap into the financial abundance aspect of the Blessing by activating the principles of seedtime and harvest, and using our words to create the financial abundance God wants us to experience.
In order to experience prosperity the way God intended we must be in agreement with His Word and the characteristics defined in His Word. We can’t be greedy or selfish and truly prosper God’s way. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be financially prosperous, but we must remember that God has a purpose for money that involves expanding His kingdom. This is why He wants us to walk in an overflow of financial blessing, and it is also why it is so important to get out of debt.
By speaking the Word of God out of our mouth, we release faith for supernatural financial increase and abundance. The words we speak will affect the natural world, including our finances. We have what we say (Mark 11:23)!
Confessions for Finances and Debt Cancellation
The Word says that God delights in the prosperity of His servants. Therefore, as His servant, I declare that I am prosperous. I am out of debt, my needs are met, and I have plenty more to put in store (Psalm 35:27).
Debt, I speak to you; you are cancelled and paid in full, in Jesus’ name. I owe no man anything except to love him. I am the lender, not the borrower; I am above only, not beneath. I am debt free NOW, in Jesus’ name (Romans 13:8; Deuteronomy 28:12).
I no longer operate by the world’s system of debt cancellation, but by God’s system of seedtime and harvest. I believe that when I sow seed into good ground, I reap an immediate, hundred-fold return. I command the angels of God to go forth NOW and bring in my promotion and increase in Jesus’ name (Matthew 13:23; Hebrews 1:14).
I am a cheerful giver, and I sow under the direction of the Holy Spirit. I give and it is given unto me; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running out all over, it is given unto me (2 Corinthians 9:7; Luke 6:38).
I have a hearing heart because I meditate on God’s Word daily. As a result, I hear God’s voice clearly and I operate in His wisdom and anointing concerning my finances. I am filled with the wisdom of God; I deal wisely in all of the affairs of my life, including my finances. The Spirit of God guides me into all truth concerning my financial affairs (John 10:27; Isaiah 11:2; John 16:13).
Whatever I bind on earth is bound in Heaven. Therefore, I bind every hindrance to my financial prosperity, in Jesus’ name. Whatever I loose on earth is loosed in Heaven; therefore I loose financial blessing over my life now. I call money in. Money, come to me NOW in Jesus’ name (Matthew 18:18).
My God has supplied all my needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. God is the source of my supply and have more than enough to meet every need and to be a blessing to others (Philippians 4:19).
I am redeemed from the curse of the law of sin and death; I am redeemed from the curse of poverty and lack. I am free from oppression. I walk in the blessing, favor, and abundance of God (Galatians 3:13; Isaiah 54:14).
I am blessed in the city and blessed in the field. I am blessed coming in and blessed going out. My storehouses are filled with plenty and are full to overflowing. My bank accounts are full to overflowing. My investments, health, and relationships flourish. I am prosperous in every area of my life (Deuteronomy 28:3).
God delights in my prosperity. He has given me the power to get wealth that He may establish His covenant with me (Psalm 35:27; Deuteronomy 8:18).
God has given me all things that pertain to life and Godliness, and I am well able to possess all that God has provided for me (2 Peter 1:3).
God is my source; He is my provider. I put my trust in God and not man (Philippians 4:19; Psalm 118:8).
I honor the Lord with my substance and with the first fruits of my increase. I am a giver, and the windows of Heaven are opened over my life because I am a giver (Proverbs 3:9; Malachi 3:10).
The blessing of the Lord makes me truly rich, and He adds no sorrow with it (Proverbs 10:22).
My God has made all grace abound toward me in every favor and earthly blessing so that I have all sufficiency for all things and I abound to every good work (2 Corinthians 9:8).
The Lord has rebuked the devourer for my sake, and no weapon formed against my finances shall prosper. Every tongue that arises against me in judgment I condemn. This is my heritage as a servant of the Lord (Malachi 3:11; Isaiah 54:17).
I constantly renew my mind and meditate on the truth of God’s Word concerning my financial prosperity (Romans 12:2).
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. Jesus came that I might have life, and I have that life in abundance, to the full, until it overflows (Psalm 23:1; John 10:10).
Grace is the unmerited, undeserved favor of God. We can’t do anything to earn it; it is a free gift. When Jesus went to the cross He gave us access not only to an eternity with Him, but also to everything that we need that pertains to life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3) - this is the grace of God. Grace has been given to us, not just to deliver us from sin, but also to enable us to live successfully in this life. The grace we received to become born again is the same grace we need to be overcomers every day of our lives. Through faith, we take hold of the grace to do everything we need to do, including discovering God’s will for our lives. We access everything grace has provided for us through the knowledge of God and His Word and by renewing our minds to what He has provided for us (Romans 12:2).
When Jesus came to earth, He fulfilled the Old Testament law, and bought grace and truth (John 1:17). We now have everything we need to live a life that pleases Him – there is no need for us to do anything except believe and receive. Grace is not obtained through our own efforts; it came with the free gift of salvation. Each of us has the ability to live like God wants us to live and love like God wants us to love.
Whenever we rely on our own efforts we will fall short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23) and essentially, we will “fall from grace”. However, when we receive the grace of God and don’t depend on our own efforts, we will enter into the rest God wants us to walk in, and simply rely completely on the finished works of Jesus. We access this grace through faith. We release our faith in the grace of God by speaking His Word. There is a grace available to live and walk like Jesus did while He was on the earth! Spending time with God in prayer every day, praying in the Holy Spirit, and speaking the Word over our lives will open our eyes and enable us to lay hold of everything that God’s grace has provided!
His divine power has given to me everything I need that pertains to life and Godliness, and I have and walk in the knowledge of Him who called me by His glory and goodness (2 Peter 1:3).
I declare that I have the grace to live a life that pleases God. I am able to serve Him acceptably through grace (Colossians 1:10).
Through grace, I have the ability to be a doer of the Word. I am no longer a slave to sin, nor am I subject to it (James 1:22).
I walk by faith and not by what my physical senses tell me. I am not moved by what I see, by what I hear, or by how I feel. I am moved only by what I believe, and I believe the Word of God (2 Corinthians 5:7; Psalm 16:8).
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I am an overcomer by the grace He has given me (Philippians 4:13; Romans 8:37).
Through grace I know and understand God’s will for my life, His good, acceptable, and perfect will (Romans 12:2).
Grace is not earned; it is received by faith. I receive all of the benefits of God’s grace in my life through faith in His Word (Ephesians 2:8).
Jesus Christ, who is the manifested Word of God, is the only channel of grace. I have the full nature of Christ within me, and I partake of that nature through the Word of God (John 1:14; 2 Peter 1:4).
God is able and has made all grace (favor and earthly blessing) increase in my life (2 Corinthians 9:8).
I have grace for every area of my life (2 Peter 1:3).
I possess grace for giving (Luke 6:38).
I possess grace for overcoming anger, unforgiveness, lust, and all other evil emotions that lead to sin (Ephesians 4:31).
I am empowered to prosper and have success in every area of my life through God’s grace (Joshua 1:8).
I draw grace out of my brand new Spirit by renewing my mind with the word of God (Romans 12:2).
I acknowledge all the supernatural resources I have within my spirit, and I use my faith to transfer those resources into the physical realm (2 Peter 1:3).
I release the grace of God through praying in tongues. I renew my strength through my personal prayer language, and I build myself up in the most holy faith (Jude 1:20).
I walk in the fear of the Lord; I honor and respect Him in all that I say and do (Psalm 128:1).
Through grace, I walk in true holiness and godliness. I overcome any and all bondage through the supernatural empowerment of God (2 Peter 3:11).