Theological Thursday – Why Do You Fear?

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Is your fear consuming you?

I hear fear all around me.

We are afraid of financial struggles.

We are afraid of getting sick.

We are afraid of the policies of this or that politician.

We are afraid of being hurt by our loved ones.

We are afraid of being judged by others.

We are afraid of failing.

We are so very afraid.

But, if we call ourselves the children of God, fear has no place in our lives!

In energetic medicine fear is one of the lowest vibrations that exist.  Lower, even than hatred!

There are dozens of Bible verses about fear… or rather, verses instructing us not to fear.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil. Psalm 23:4

The Lord is my light and my salvation – whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life – of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 27:1

For God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love and self-discipline. 

2 Timothy 1:7

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you.  He will never leave you nor forsake you.

Deuteronomy 31:6

And my personal favorite!

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

1 John 4:18

Do you see a pattern here?

The concept of, “fear not,” is not a suggestion or vague idea.  It is a command!  It’s no different from, “Thou shall not murder.”

FEAR NOT!

Do you believe that God is in control?

Do you believe that He (or She, if you prefer) sees what is happening in our lives? Our country? Our world?

Do you believe that He loves you?

Do you believe that He has a plan?

Do you believe that He has a better view of the big picture than you do?

Then fear not!

My daughter is wary about crossing the big highway near our house.  But if she’s holding hands with her Daddy or me she doesn’t even give a glance to the passing cars.  She knows that we will keep her safe.  In our care, she is fearless.

And that is why the Kingdom of Heaven belongs to those who are like children.

Because, they know complete trust in the arms of their Heavenly Father.

Think about those things you fear today.  Name them.  Face them.  Give them to God.  Ask Him to hold your hand and walk with you and keep you safe and you will see that, in your faith you have freedom.

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4 responses »

  1. Thanks for a really valuable post. I am generally fearful… mostly of change and risks. This will give me courage to keep moving forward! It’s a command!

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