FEAR OR FAITH?
What keeps you from getting that better job? And what stops you from going up to that pretty girl and asking her out? Why can't you go up to your boss and ask him about that raise?
No doubt the reason is the same in each situation. It's fear that keeps us from doing the things we really love to do.
Psychologists and theolgians usually agree on very little. Yet, they both agree that fear is our most debilitating emotion. Fear chains us and immobilizes us with handcuffs of helpessness.
Fear keeps us from being who we truly are. And as a result of such an overpowering force, we walk under a cloud of fear, seeing nothing but evil all around us.
We are not promised a life without evil, concern, or challenges that frighten and render us helpless. But when we call on God, we discover something stronger, something greater than fear, greater than ourselves.
The secret is faith. Hebrews 11 gives us a brief history of those who overcome fear by faith. The two words seem to be opposite sides of the same coin.
Fear is a focus on the future with apprehension and unreasonable concern.
Faith is a focus on the future with confidence and an expansive supply of resources and strength.
"And He said to thee, 'Why are ye fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?' (Mark 4:40)
"There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh they dwelling. For He shall give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy way." (Psalms 91:10,11)
Bill Pearce - "Turning Points" pages157 - 158
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