We never seem to outgrow fear. It’s an emotion that carries with it the scars of a lifetime. It’s something that grows with the years. Add our prejudices, anger, our negativity and our selfishness to it and we have a powder keg that can ignite a mob – infect a society and destroy a nation.
On the other hand, when we crush our fear, we can press on; start over; renew and rebuild. Releasing ourselves from our fears allows us to do that. The choice is ours. We can choose to be living on the edge or moving forward.
Fear comes in all sizes and shapes. We may have been bit by a spider and now are terrified of the tiny insect. We might have experienced some kind of abuse as a child and now have difficulty with relationships. Fear can manifest itself in countless ways, but there is a remedy for this terror. A stronghold is ours for the taking if we just ask God to be our protector. It doesn’t take a brain surgeon to realize there is much more to life if we can overcome our fears.
Don’t let what’s happening in our world frighten you. Sure, there’s plenty negative news. Don’t read it or listen to it. Sure there’s a pandemic that doesn’t want to die. Wear a mask, wash your hands and avoid face to face contact. Sure the sky is falling, but we have absolutely no control over that. Instead put your faith in the only One who can overcome all fears.
It’s a choice. We can be consumed with all the evil of this time. We can fall victim to the press and our governing officials. We can buy into every conspiracy theory out there. We can fear there won’t be a chance for our children and grandchildren to know the America we once knew. Those are real fears., but if our focus is such that it takes away any joy for living, there is no hope. We can’t allow that to happen.
I choose the Lord, God, of Abraham, Isaac & Jacob – the One and only God, Creator of the universe – my Redeemer and Comforter – my Salvation and Hope in all situations. What’s your choice?