Often times we are facing hidden fears. These are fears within our hearts that others do not know and do not even realise we are battling with. A parent may have fears concerning their children, and the children have no knowledge of this fear. An employer may have fears concerning the state of his business and his staff may have no knowledge of it.
Often times we find ourselves walking around with fears within us. I am glad to tell even some of the great men in the Bible experienced this. God wants to help us with these fears on the inside as well.
2 Corinthians 7:5 For when we came into Macedonia, this body of ours had no rest, but we were harassed at every turn—conflicts on the outside, fears within.
THE MANY FEARS
We all face different fears. I know a dear older couple who said: ‘It takes courage to get old’. At the different stages of life there are different fears we have to deal with.
Whatever fear you may be facing, let me reassure you and tell you that God wants to take care of those aspects as well.
Psalm 91:5-6 Now you don’t need to be afraid of the dark anymore, nor fear the dangers of the day; nor dread the plagues of darkness, nor disasters in the morning.
Here is the reassuring fact from God: ‘You don’t need to be afraid’.
1 Peter 5:7 Let him have all your worries and cares, for he is always thinking about you and watching everything that concerns you.
THE FEAR OF DEATH
Many people battle with this fear. They fear death and the process of death. I believe this primarily because of the fact that death is so final and so unknown. But God came to deliver us and free us from this very real fear.
Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me.
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