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Monday, October 15, 2018
This Is One of the Most Dangerous Emotions You Could Entertain

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When I was a little girl, my parents bought Bible storybooks for my sister and me. I can vividly remember the depiction of Jesus in the boat on the Sea of Galilee as the storm arose and threatened the lives of all aboard. When the disciples woke Him, Jesus stood up in the boat and with only a word calmed the wind and the waves. Then He looked at His disciples and said, "Why were you afraid? Why were you afraid when I was with you?" (See Mark 4:36-41).

Indeed, why are we afraid when He is with us?

In the Bible we are told "fear not" or "be not afraid" nearly 100 times. God must have known fear would be a problem for us. He knows we are human beings, and fear is one of those emotions that seems to arise unbidden. It feels out of our control, but if God asks us not to be afraid, He must also know that getting there is something we can accomplish.

Fear is frequently a bedrock emotion underlying worry and anxiety. You can't fight fear simply by trying harder to not be afraid. The space that emotion occupies in your soul needs to be refilled with something stronger, something deeper, something more encompassing. And we'll find that in God's Word.

If you're struggling with fear, you're in good company. Some of God's best friends were afraid; that's why He needed to say, "Fear not!" so often. Joshua struggled with fear over the coming battles to take over the land of Canaan (Josh. 1:9). Elijah struggled with fear when Jezebel threatened to take off his head (1 Kings 19:1-3). David struggled with fear of his many enemies (Ps. 56:1-4). Jeremiah struggled with fear over what people would think of him (Jer. 1:8). read more
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