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To Fear or Not To Fear

Today, we are reminded that fear is real and valid. By admitting and ranking our fears, we not only overcome them, but encourage others by introducing them to the God who gives hope in these times of fear.

  1. We need to admit our fear.

Fear is a natural and primitive emotion. As Christians we can always see fear as negative. Fear is not the same thing as cowardice. There are 80 times in scriptures where Jesus said we should not fear. Fear produces panic, flight, and anxiety . It is OK to feel and experience fear but it’s how we deal with that fear.

Nehemiah 2:2

1 Corinthians 2:3

Even the great apostle Paul was afraid.

  • As Christians we must admit our fears and overcome our them.

Acts 18:9-11

Paul did not allow his fear to prevent him from preaching the Word. We cannot allow fear to paralyze us from serving the poor and prevent us from doing what we are called to do as Christians.

  • We need to prioritize our fears

Are we more concern about catching the Covid-19 or disobeying God? We need to be more concern about protecting our hearts and our salvation. What does it mean that everything is going to be okay? Does it mean that life is going to go back to normal. Do not give our friends and family false hope. If you have a relationship with God it will be well with you in this life or the life to come. If you are not a Christian it will not go well with you. Make sure that we are fearing God first. Now is not the time to walk away from God but rather to be close to him. Are we right with God? Let us take this message to our families and friends.