It’s factual that where there’s smoke, there can be a fire;
but, spiritually speaking, where there’s “smoke,” there can be a liar.
Realize this, and if you have some problems that seem to be “smoking,”
blanket them with praise to God, their “power” revoking.
If any remaining embers “speak” of worry or of fear,
CRUSH them with words or songs of praise—
let that be all that you hear.
P. A. Oltrogge
“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”
1 John 4:18
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
“For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us.” 2 Corinthians 1:19-20
“Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised.)” Hebrews 10:23 KJV
“Cast not away your confidence, which hath great recompense of reward.”
Hebrews 10:35 KJV
“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.” Psalm 27:13
In John 8:44, Jesus said of the devil:
“…there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
Let the Word of the Lord be the only thing “burning” within your heart:
“And they said to one another, ‘Did not our heart burn within us while He talked with us on the road, and while He opened the scriptures to us?’”