Tag Archives: Fear

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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The Fraidy Cat syndrome …

Attention, Israel. In a few minutes, you’re going to do battle with your enemies. Don’t waver in resolve. Don’t fear. Don’t hesitate. Don’t panic. God, your God, is right there with you, fighting with you against your enemies, fighting to … Continue reading

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