Fear

Posted: April 4, 2011 in Uncategorized

FEAR!  Even the word strikes terror in our hearts.  What is fear?  Why do we fear it?  What can we do about it?  Is it okay for a Christian to fear?  Are these foolish questions?

Encarta Dictionary defines “fear” as: feeling of anxiety – frightening thought – worry.  Okay, now we know what it is.  Does that help?

Probably not.

The thing we seem to fear most is the unknown in our lives.  Of course if we knew the unknown, it wouldn’t be unknown.  The greatest unknown is the future.  I think if we knew the Future, we would not have as much fear in our lives, because if the thing we fear the most is what we don’t know, and we don’t know the future.  Or do we?

If we believe the Bible and we believe that there are thousands and thousands of predictions in the Bible that came true, and that the Bible tells what will happen in the end, then we know the future.

Is it really true that God has promised to take care of us?

Maybe, just maybe, we can rely on that promise.

What is your greatest fear?  Loss of job?  Wayward children?  Salvation of family/friends?  Failure in life?

I think John t. Baptist said it best: “I must decrease, He must Increase”.

So, how do we overcome our fear of…?

“What if I stumble, what if I fall?
What if I lose my step and I make fools of us all?
Will the love continue when my walk becomes a crawl?
What if I stumble, and what if I fall?”

“WHAT IF I STUMBLE” by DC TALK.

Maybe, just maybe we can trust the promises of God, to take care of us…

 

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