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Battlefield of the Mind

Psalms 56:3 says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

Notice: it does not say, “I never struggle with fear.” Fear strikes, and the battle begins. So the Bible does not assume that true believers will have no anxieties. Instead, the Bible tells us how to fight when they strike.

For example, 1 Peter 5:7 says, “Cast all your anxieties/cares on him, because he cares for you.” It does not say, you will never feel any anxieties. It says, when you have them, cast them on God.. We all struggle with anxiety and fear. But we must learn to trust God.

You must fight this “good fight” (1 Timothy 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7) by meditating on God’s assurances of future grace and by asking for the help of his Spirit. Psalms 56:3 says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.”

There’s a War Going On And Your Mind Is The Battlefield. If you’re one of millions who suffer from worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger, or condemnation, you are experiencing an attack in your mind. Overcoming negative thoughts that come against your mind brings freedom and peace. The o my place that the devil can get to you is through your mind. We must pray and guard our minds. We must be careful what we look at, listen to and participate in. The devil knows your weaknesses and he will use your mind to play upon them.

The people of God must recognize that in their own strength, they will lose the battle. But by drawing near to God, abiding in his presence, and running with a choke hold on plaguing thoughts, we can work with God, who has the power to demolish those thoughts The Bible tells us that the battle for sin always starts in the mind.” Paul talks about this in Romans 7, and he says, “I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. . . . Wretched man that I am”. We must fast and pray and seek God daily for our minds to be brought under subjection to Christ.

Paul says we do: “We take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5). Do you hear some battlefield jargon in that passage —” take captive every thought,” or “make it obedient to Christ”? You get the impression that we are the soldiers and the thoughts are the enemies. We are on this battleground fighting for the Lord and our souls and our minds. We must fight this good fight until the Lords returning. Be strong be vigilant!

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