WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

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The room begins to close in on you. You feel suffocated in your inner most being. Your heart begins to race – your mouth is dry – your hands begin to tremble – your breathing becomes heavy and almost chokes you. The hair on the back of your neck bristles and you feel faint. This is how you feel when you experience fear.

Fear can consume us – disable us – cause us to hide or seek refuge. It can live in the back of our mind only to resurface at a later age.  The number of phobias included in the human psyche are countless – all the way from fear of small places to fear of going outside.  I’m not a psychologist, but I have experienced enough of life to know that fear can also be a means of protection.  It’s kind of a fail safe mechanism that goes off in our brains to let us know we’re in danger.

We’re all afraid of something.  Maybe you fear getting in front of an audience.  Or you might be afraid of high places or spiders or elevators or avocadoes.  The point is, you aren’t alone.  We all need reassurance that these fears won’t cause us to be eaten up by them.  Maybe your fears are more immediate – like knowing where your next meal will come from or where you will lay your head tonight.

The uncertainties we face every day are enough for some to require straight jackets, while others seem to be completely fearless. How do you handle your fears? I’m still in the process of figuring that one out. I should have faith that God has my back in all circumstances, but sometimes even that isn’t enough. Prayers can help, but fear will once again rear its ugly head.  Many times our fears, like unexplained dreams, are an unsettling reminder that we need someone to help us get through this life.

Everyone on this planet has something that eats at them. Our fears don’t just magically disappear when we become Christians. Sometimes we face even more of them. It’s a tough journey. Life can pull, tug at us, push us around and cause us to give up. The only thing to alleviate those anxious moments is turning to God’s Word. Within those pages we can find comfort, peace, patience and God’s plan for us.  Through His message, we can conquer our fears and move forward.  The key is putting your faith in someone who has dispelled all fear.

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About atimetoshare.me

As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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7 Responses to WHAT ARE YOU AFRAID OF?

  1. Amy Blount says:

    I’m one who has more fears now being saved than before. Because I love myself and my life now. I have a love for my children that runs so much deeper because I have an ultimate goal in mind for them. So now I fear more because I have so much more to lose. But you’re right the answer is found in God’s Word. I’m adding this to my post picks if ok with you

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Thank you, Amy and yes you may add this to your picks. Fear often becomes greater when we have someone else to worry about. We can take great consolation in God’s protection. He’s always there, He never changes and He loves us unconditionally. Your children are lucky to have a mom who loves them so much.

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  2. Wonderful post, Kathy! Fear can truly be paralyzing! For me, prayer helps a lot… taking thoughts captive by Christ’s power through the Holy Spirit and finally talking my fear over with someone I love and respect. All of that helps… but of course, there are times that fear can still overwhelm me.And I find myself crying out to God as David did. Thank you for tackling this subject. You’re the best! ❤ ❤

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      It seems to me that there are so many people out there afraid of so many things. Fear can motivate us or destroy us. I believe there are times when we just need to cry out our needs to God. Maybe He even notices us more when we hammer away like a persistent child.

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