God is not the author of confusion. Therefore, when I feel confused, I need to remember spiritual warfare is taking place in my mind. With the first thoughts of stress or anxiousness, I need to take it all to Jesus. When I give my supplication to Him, He can show me how to overcome it.
We are not strong enough to handle the enemy on our own. He does his best work in the dark corners of our minds. Satan wants us to hold on to heartaches, fears, and the pain inflicted by others. One of his greatest weapons is telling us things should be different and that certain things shouldn’t have happened. Any thought that goes against the truth will make us feel bad.
HOWEVER, I can see the truth when I can apply the thought against God’s word.
For example, the enemy prevents me from writing the words in my heart but complicating it in my mind. When he gets my mind involved, I start questioning my writing ability and worth. In doubt, I can’t move forward. But when I take the thought and look for the truth in the scriptures, God reveals it to me.
Philippians 4:13 KJV
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
When I believe that God will help me, the words flow freely because I stopped questioning whether or not I could do it and believed that God would do it through me. The enemy wants to keep us in a place of uncertainty so that we will doubt. As long as I am questioning, I am stuck spinning in a cycle of pain.
The only way we can overcome the spirit of fear is to search for the truth. Clarity comes from the word of God. I like to take my thoughts and examine them against this scripture.
Philippians 4:8 KJV
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
A lie cannot withstand this scripture. Therefore, when I discover the lie, I can ask God to give me a better thought filled with faith, hope, and love. Then, I can find a scripture to support my new thought and meditate on it instead.