“For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.” (2 Timothy 1:7)
Fear. I’ve had my share of fear. Fear of losing control. Fear of death. Fear of being shown weak. Fear of responsibility. Fear of accountability. Fear of being found different to the image that I struggled to put on. Fear of suffering.
At any moment, anywhere in the world, it is raining “fear”. Every event seeks to give us one more reason to fear.
It hurts when we’re overwhelmed with fear, not knowing what to do if we don’t get what we hope to get.
When Christ said not to worry, he meant it. And here’s one good reason to not worry.
“Since the children have flesh and blood, he too shared in their humanity so that by his death he might break the power of him who holds the power of death—that is, the devil— and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.” (Hebrews 2:14-15)
Everyone’s fear ultimately leads to the fear of death. Since Christ is the resurrection, that problem is exceedingly taken care of. Thank God.
“Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Philippians 4:4)