There is no question our nation and most likely our world is crippled by fear and worry! Social, economic, and political ambiguities are most likely the root causes of our growing fears and worries!
With that said, I want to remind you that fear and worry are running mates and no matter how bad things get we should not allowed them to erode or deplete our faith and our peace!
If you didn’t know, worrying is a ‘catphish’ for concerns and it pretends to be necessary, but it’s not proactive and it’s not helpful. Worrying buddies up with your imagination to exploit your fears.
Fear is a natural native emotion, but you must distinguish between the good and the bad types of fear. The most successful people in life don’t live without fear, they just don’t make an enemy out of their fear. In fact, they direct that energy towards establishing healthy boundaries and creative solutions!
Paul addressed fear as spirit not an emotion. He said in 2 Timothy 1:7, “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” The greatest Teacher that was, still is and is to come said this about worrying in Matthew 6:25, ““That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear…..”
At the end of the day, Fear does not stop death. It stops life. And worrying does not take away tomorrow’s troubles; it takes away today’s peace!”
If this message hits home for you today please feel free to share it. You never know the life you can positively impact with one postive word of encouragement!