Winning the Battle

For 39 days, my 6 year old battled fear. She battled fear so bad I couldn’t leave her side. She cried and asked me to pray for her about once a minute. I am not exaggerating.

There’s always a start to every battle. When did it begin? What triggered this?

My 6 year old had an allergy. Around Christmastime, my family had made a bunch of goodies with ingredients she was allergic to because they forgot about it. In an effort to protect her, my family strongly declared all the dangers and side effects of this allergy…all the while, my sweet girl was listening. At the time, I didn’t think she was old enough to understand what they were saying, but later I realized she took in every word and it planted a seed of fear inside her heart and mind.

By the end of the first night, she was in full fear. She was even afraid to drink water!

Over the next 39 days, we didn’t try to make her straighten up. No. We realized this was a spiritual battle over her. We were patient with her and continually warred and rested in knowing that God would deliver her…although, we didn’t know when.

During those 39 days, I didn’t see a spark of who my girl is! Fear, dread, worry, and anxiety had replaced her hope, joy, fun, and laughter. I didn’t recognize even my baby girl!

We got desperate. We took her up to the prayer team, had intercessors praying over her, and a select few friends praying. We chose to have NO other inputs in our home except worship, prayer, Bible teaching, etc. We saturated our family those 39 days in TRUTH.

On day 39, BOOM! She woke up and was completely healed! Her personality FULLY restored. Not a remnant remained of that fear, worry, dread, or anxiety! My baby girl returned to us in her the fullness! She returned with stronger faith than any of us because she had seen the hand of the enemy. He over played his deck with her. In the process, she realized how good her God was.

Watch her awesome testimony.

In hindsight, the most profound mess-up we made as her parents was this: We should have condemned every word spoken against her and replaced it with truth, but we didn’t! Isaish 54:17 says, “No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute<sup class="crossreference" style="font-weight: bold; line-height: normal; vertical-align: top;" value="(B)”> every tongue that accuses you.” 

We should have condemned the words that were spoken into that sweet girls ears so they wouldn’t have been able to take root. Words spoken over you, but left to your imagination without replacing them with truth, can lead you down a road of worry, fear, etc. 

What words do you need to condemn that have been spoken over you?

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