CONSTANTLY THINKING ON THE NEGATIVE PRODUCES FEAR IN US
If we keep focusing on the negative it becomes the object of our imagination. Then fear can run amok in our minds and hearts.
Watching the news can be a source of negativity. The kind of information that we are exposed to can be a ‘hot-bed’ in which the seed of fear thrives. Security companies thrive on this type of propaganda.There are many other fears: Financial fears, Political fears, Fear of heights, Fear of aids, Fear of cancer.
Meditating on the negative will produce the fear.
CONSTANTLY THINKING ON THE WORD OF GOD PRODUCES FAITH IN US
God’s word has a lot to say about fear.
Matthew 10:28-31 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground apart from the will of your Father. And even the very hairs on your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid, you are worth more than many sparrows.
God is interested in us; God is concerned about us. AUGUSTINE wrote: ‘He that fears God need fear no other.’
2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
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