For I, the Lord your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
I am the one who helps you.” Isa 41:13
Are you fearful? i am..
now those who know me mite think that there is not much i’m fearful of. and you might be almost right.
Fear is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. Fear in human beings may occur in response to a specific stimulus occurring in the present, or in anticipation or expectation of a future threat perceived as a risk to body or life. The fear response arises from the perception of danger leading to confrontation with or escape from/avoiding the threat (also known as the fight-or-flight response), which in extreme cases of fear (horror and terror) can be a freeze response or paralysis.(wikipedia)
Even as a christian i do have some fears,mostly the fear of being homeless and destitute. Why? I don’t know. Truthfully, if you are honest with yourself you have fears too. But, what can we do?
I have the answer!
Do not be afraid of sudden terror
or of the ruin of the wicked, when it comes,
for the Lord will be your confidence
and will keep your foot from being caught. Proverbs 3:25,26
Trust in the words of the One who holds you in His hand!
For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. 2 Tim 1:7
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. John 14:27
As always, Jesus is the answer. Our faith in Christ gives us power,His power, to obey His word,by faith. He will cast out all fear, anxiety, worries, “if He is for us who can be against us?
So allow Him to comfort you in times of fear, He will bring you through it, stronger and fearless!