“There is nothing to fear but fear itself” I think a lot of people hear this and are encouraged, but I hear this and am paralyzed with just how terrifying fear is. I have a laundry list of fears. Some are normal and understandable, others are childish and ridiculous. They are fears none the less. But each individual fear is not enough to shut me down normally.
I get scared watching horror flicks. I get scared of the future. I get scared of being alone.
But what really cripples my mind and heart, is the reality that I am afraid. I think to myself in these moments and say, “crap! I am afraid and I am fearful of the fact that I am afraid.”
Ha, that’s a brain twister.
Honestly I can do a very long drawn out post about fear. I can make it sound all types of pretty. But just stop. Fear is natural. Trust is hard and dangerous. You WILL get hurt.
Our feelings can never be indicators of the truths and reality of God. He is constant and will NOT let you down.
Satan works through our emotions and specifically our fears. With me he gets me with my fear of being afraid.
God calls us to be strong, courageous, and confident in Him. How can we do that if we are consumed with fear? And doubt?
We cannot. Your faith needs to out weigh your emotions. Seriously. Stop letting your faith be led by your emotions. Let it be led by the promises of God. And if you do not know of any promises. Get in the Word. They are all over the place.
The ONLY thing you should fear is God. And that is an entirely different type of fear.
Good luck friends. I am here for you.