To Fear or Not to Fear

And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow-not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. (Romans 8:38 NLT)

What are you afraid of? What are the things in life that cause you so much concern that you get fearful? We all have them. Is it the fear that you might get sick and not be able to work? Is it that the economy will suddenly turn bad and you might lose your job? Do you worry about your children’s future? Don’t feel alone, we all have fears. The important thing is what we do about those fears.

Fear will steal the enjoyment from your life. Your focus becomes centered on that fear and life can seem to take a dark turn. We need to recognize fear when it comes up, identify it for what it is and eliminate it. How do we do that?

At the risk of simplifying let me just say that it’s really easy. We have access to the very God who actually created us and who loves us. He wants only the best for us. His plan for us is all about giving us hope and a future, not that we should live in fear. God’s word tells us,  “And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.”  (Philippians 1:6 NLT) As we see in Romans, nothing can ever separate us from that love.

Father, when I start to feel fear come up in my life please help me to remember that I need not be fearful because you created me, you love me and you desire for me to have a life of fulfillment and purpose. Amen.

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