Coincidence is when God chooses to remain anonymous. Did you know that the phrase FEAR NOT, or the equivalent, is in the Bible 365 times? That is one reminder per day for an entire year! Coincidence? I think not. God wants us to overcome our fears with faith!
Don’t let the fear of striking out hold you back. – Babe Ruth
There is plenty of serious stuff to fear these days. Our large government is out of control and not being held accountable for any wrongdoing. Our southern border is not secure and terrorists and anyone else can just come on in and do whatever. Now Ebola has reached our country. There are at least two confirmed cases. With cold and flu season fast approaching, I wonder how many cases will be misdiagnosed.
We have good reason to be fearful. If you are not, you are being foolish. As Christians it’s okay for us to be concerned and act on information with wisdom. We don’t need to stick our heads in the sand and act as though nothing bad is going on – pleeeeze don’t do that. It’s not wrong to be informed. It’s wrong to let fear take the place of our faith in God. We know we have a great God and He will take good care of us no matter what.
On this NATIONAL FACE YOUR FEARS DAY, let’s put faith in the God of the universe instead of letting fear rise up in our spirits. Faith can bring peace to a soul where fear has paralyzed it.
Faith is like radar that sees through the fog. – Corrie Ten Boom, Tramp for the Lord
We all know someone who has what we would consider an irrational fear. I have a friend who will not cross a bridge of any kind. She lives a very lonely and isolated life because of this fear. I can’t make her stop fearing bridges but I can remind her that God will take care of her.
Another friend will not wear the color red because she believes it is an evil color. Again, I can’t change her mind about red, but I can remind her that God made the color red and if He thought it was alright to make strawberries, apples, cherries and many other fruits and vegetables red, it must be just a color – nothing more, nothing less.
Some fears can be faced and conquered while other ones – the ones we cannot change – need to be prayed about and left with our Lord. When there is so much fear that has the potential to paralyze us, we just have to give it to God in prayer and keep living our lives.
Yes – there are terrorists, an open southern border and Ebola is in the United States. Wow, there is much to fear. But Christian, take heart because our God is in control and He will take care of us. ❤