To Fear Or Not To Fear

What do you fear? What brings you anxiety? What causes you to worry? What troubles you when you hear that type of news? Could it be medical issues? Is it the loss of a job? Do you fear being alone? Are you afraid of something else?

The majority of us will wrestle with the fear of something during our lives. Many of us will wrestle with multiple fears. One of the biggest during current times is the fear of being diagnosed with cancer. That diagnosis results in a long, hard road of treatment and can be incurable.

Some of us wrestle with day-to-day fears. Some are very common, such as the fear of the dark or the fear of being alone or the fear of some type of animal or the fear certain types of plants. Others have less common fears and those may be considered to be irrational fears.

Yet Jesus tells us not to be afraid. He says that our Father has given us the kingdom. Jesus is telling us to rely on God in those situations when we feel fear welling up inside us. We know when it starts. We can feel it coming on. At that point we should pray and reach out to God’s power to remove the fear from us.

We should remember at all times that we have inherited a kingdom—the Kingdom of God. The kingdom and its Owner, God, is always available to us. He will get us through those fearful times. He will not allow us to be in a situation we cannot handle. No, we can’t always handle it on our own. But we can handle it with God’s help.

So, when we feel that fear coming to us, pray to God, asking Him to bring us peace during that time and remove the fear. Even before we feel that fear coming, we should ask God to remove the fear from us, so that we don’t have that fear at all when put in those situations. God can permanently remove our fears.

I pray that we all rely on God to remove our fears. I pray each of us will ask God every day to remove the fears we know we have. I pray we also ask God to keep from putting us in those situations until He has removed those fears. Pray to God to remove your fears. Pray that He removes them permanently. Trust God. He keeps His promises.

Luke 12:32 “Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the kingdom.”

Published by martypressey

Marty is a Pastor, retired Marine and dedicated Christian who has taught adult Bible classes and preached for 20 years. He currently serves as pastor of 3 United Methodist Churches. He believes being well-grounded in the Scriptures is key to living a better life. He brings a layman’s viewpoint to all his classes and sermons, helping others understand how to apply Scripture to their daily lives. When he sees others understand the message of a particular passage, it brings him great joy. He has seen his faith increase exponentially over the years; fully believing God has a plan and is executing it. He feels blessed to be part of that plan.

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