These are scary times. If you allow these times to be scary.
The reality is that when you allow fear to creep in you are in big trouble.
Life is full of things that seem worthy of fear…
- Big decisions like where to go to college, who to go out with, who to marry, having kids.
- Big moments like telling your loved ones where you are going to college, who you are dating, that you’re getting married, or that you’re pregnant.
- Pursuing big huge dreams and taking big huge risks to fulfill them.
- Failure or being told your dreams aren’t going to be fulfilled.
- Having a personal failure disclosed publicly.
- Going broke, going hungry, or even having to move in with other people.
- Relationships ending, you ending relationships, or relationships just accidentally ending.
- Saying the wrong thing, at the wrong time, to the wrong people.
- Upcoming known stuff.
- Unsafe things happening next door, in your house, or even on TV.
A fearful state of mind
What is worth fearing? (Not a rhetorical question)
More like who.
The Lord. The phrase “fear of the Lord” is found at least 135 times in the Bible.
Sure. That sounds cheesy right off the bat. But when you allow the reality to sink in that God is bigger, stronger, and in full knowledge of everything you face… it adds a new perspective on things I fear.
Ultimately, it helps me to know that fear of stuff doesn’t come from the Lord. Over and over again I read in the Bible, when God’s people were faced with impossible odds, “Fear Me alone.”
Next to that? Everything else is unworthy of my fear.