Tag Archives: Fear

Fear of flying …

“There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. 1 John 4:17 In today’s scripture, John explains the relationship between love and fear—the crippling kinds like fear of death and fear of judgment. Research reports that eighty-five … Continue reading

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Playing the “fear” card . . .

“I do admit that I have fears that when I come you’ll disappoint me and I’ll disappoint you, and in frustration with each other everything will fall to pieces—quarrels, jealousy, flaring tempers, taking sides, angry words, vicious rumors, swelled heads, … Continue reading

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Entering the valley of fear …

“The fights in the church and the fears in our hearts kept us on pins and needles.” 2 Corinthians 7:5 I worked in the church for nearly twenty years and saw my share of conflict. In one situation, several families … Continue reading

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Climb out of the boat!

Jesus said to Simon [Peter], “There is nothing to fear. From now on you’ll be fishing for men and women.” Luke 5:10 Jesus picked Simon’s boat to use as a stage to preach to the mass of people gathered on … Continue reading

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Fear not, but be aware …

We’ve heard the news, and we’re as limp as wet dishrags. We’re paralyzed with fear. Terror has a death grip on our throats. Don’t dare go outdoors! Don’t leave the house! Death is on the prowl. Danger everywhere! Jeremiah 6:24-25 … Continue reading

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Give that warm, fuzzy feeling …

“God also says: To put the land in order, to resettle families on the ruined properties. I tell prisoners, ‘Come on out. You’re free!’ and those huddled in fear, ‘It’s all right. It’s safe now.’” Isaiah 49:8-12 Refugees have been … Continue reading

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Your opinion … my opinion …

The fear of human opinion disables; trusting in God protects you from that. Proverbs 29:25 Everyone has an opinion, and every opinion or perspective is 100% accurate for that person. For the people who don’t have a strong opinion of their … Continue reading

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Our fine feathered friends …

“You have as little to fear from an undeserved curse as from the dart of a wren or the swoop of a swallow.” Proverbs 26:2 I never put fear and birds in the same category until in 1963 when I … Continue reading

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Don’t let fear trump wisdom …

“Because you hated Knowledge and had nothing to do with the Fear-of-God … you’ve made your bed—now lie in it.” Proverbs 1:29,30 Today I venture into the book of Proverbs to continue writing on the theme of “fear.” It is … Continue reading

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No fear when God is near …

“God met me more than halfway, he freed me from my anxious fears.” Psalm 34:4 In the past year, Glen and I have made two trips to Los Algodones, Mexico, for dental care. Two dentists confirmed I needed seven crowns, … Continue reading

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