Hey Bloomers! 💛🌼 Matthew ch 4 vs 4: But Jesus told him, “No! The Scriptures say, ‘People do not live by bread alone but by every word that comes from the mouth of God’ “. One important take away from the story in Matthew ch 4 is that Jesus fought back using the Word of God. There are many unwanted thoughts people have that can be quietened by declaring the Word of God. This blog post will focus on how you can access peace through Biblical declarations.
Before beginning, it is vital to know that peace is not the only thing that can be accessed from Biblical declarations. In fact, you can use the Word to improve any area of your life. For instance, if you are doubting your self-worth, that too can be fixed by these declarations. Read through Psalms ch 139 vs 14: I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. You can find Scripture that allows you to enter a new state of mind and reframe your mind. However, this post will be focusing only on how you can reframe your mind, through scripture and declarations, to access peace.
What are Biblical declarations?
To better understand, there will first be an explanation of what a declaration is. According to the Britannica Dictionary, a declaration is “the act of making an official statement about something”. Biblical declarations, then, can be seen as the act of making an official statement using the Word of God. This blog post will be focused on how declarations can be used for one to access peace.
The battle in the mind
Most of the battles that people face happen in the mind. These battles may come in many different forms, such as worrying about the future, sadness, insecurities in oneself and one’s abilities, as well as fear, amongst other things. The key is to fight using the same weapon that Jesus did: the Word.
A deeper dive into the Word reveals that there are an unbelievable amount of declarations that one can say over their life, for an unbelievable amount of situations. Whatever you face, there is a declaration for it. Remember this one important fact about the Word: it is true. And so are all the promises that God has made to us. Tapping into that can transform your mind and help you to realise that God is in ultimate control, and there is no need for you to fight mind battles consistently, which affect your happiness and peace.
So, how does all this work?
The steps to accessing peace through Biblical declarations can be divided into three.
Step 1: Figure out and acknowledge what you’re feeling.
Step 2: Find a verse that speaks directly to your situation.
Step 3: Believe and walk in the truth of that Word. Have faith.
Let’s have an example of these steps at work. Thereafter, the blog post will offer many different verses that you can refer to and speak over your life when you are fighting battles in the mind that aim to rob you of your peace.
Tanya recently found out that there are going to be layoffs at her place of employment, and she is one of the affected persons. Since then, she has been applying for jobs, with no successes. Tanya’s mind is not at peace, she’s thinking about all the possible things that could go wrong. How then, can she use Biblical declarations to access peace, in this rather tough time?
Step 1: Figure out and acknowledge what she is feeling
When there’s a lot going on in one’s mind, it’s important to figure out what exactly they are feeling. This can only be done by organising the thoughts that are all over the place, and one way of doing so is through journaling. Journaling puts structure to thoughts. It helps to put things into perspective. In this example, Tanya might come to the conclusion that she is feeling worried about the future and sad about her job loss. She then has to acknowledge these feelings and accept them for what they are.
Step 2: Find a verse that speaks directly to her situation
And guess what? There is always a verse that will speak directly to any given situation any single person may be in. Whereas in the past one had to page through the Bible to find verses that were relevant to their situation, these days it can be done easily through a simple Google search or searching on a Bible app. And one will be flooded with relevant verses that they can speak over their life. In Tanya’s case, these may be relevant:
Worried about the future:
- Jeremiah ch 29 vs 11. “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”.
- Exodus ch 14 vs 14. “The Lord Himself will fight for you. Just stay calm”.
- 2 Timothy 1 vs 7: “For God hath not given us a spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind”.
- Psalms 34 v 18: “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed”.
- Psalms 42 v 11: “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God!”
These are just a few verses in a book of over 1200 pages.
Step 3: This may be the most difficult, but it is the most important. Believe and walk in the truth of the Word, have faith.
It is good and well to know and recite Bible verses but to truly feel the impact and comfort, you need to believe and walk in the truth of the Word. The Word doesn’t become any less true simply because you don’t believe it. God will still be there for all his people. However, for your peace of mind, meditating on these words and believing them over your life is crucial. It allows you to take away the burden of trying to fix your heavy heart yourself, and leaves it in the capable hands of God.
Sometimes all you may need to do is be still, and know that He is God. And other times your faith needs to be accompanied by actions. Tanya, for instance, cannot simply declare that God has her future sorted out and she doesn’t need to do anything in that regard. No, she needs to position herself in a place that will allow her to receive her blessing. This could be through applying for jobs.
Another illustration is Philippians ch 4 vs 6, where we are promised that we do not have to worry about anything. But we have a role to play in that, which is praying and thanksgiving. The verse goes as follows:
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done”.
List of verses for reference when the mind is uneasy
These are just a few verses, in addition to the above, that you can refer to when fighting battles in the mind that aim to rob you of your peace. It would be wise to have a place where you write down all these declarations every time you need and come across them, so that in future, you can simply go to your convenient list and continue to speak these things over your life.
- Philippians ch 4 vs 6-7.
- John ch 16 vs 33.
- 2 Thessalonians 3 vs 16.
- Isiah 26 vs 3.
- Isaiah 41 vs 10.
- John ch 14 vs 27.
- Romans ch 15 vs 13.
- Psalms ch 29 vs 11.
- Psalms ch 55 vs 22.
- Joshua ch 1 vs 9.
Biblical declarations are one powerful way of accessing peace. Many times the brain goes off on an unwanted journey of overthinking and negativity. In times like this, it is helpful to look to the Word of God and speak peace into one’s life, as well as live and walk in these truths.
The following is a worship song by Hillsong Worship titled “That’s the power”. Please do take some time to listen to it as I believe it’ll be a blessing over your life: https://youtu.be/M-CXXgXtW2I
Sending you lots of love and light, Bloomers 💛🔆🌼
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