Thursday, January 5, 2012

Fear Not

Matthew 10:28 Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell. (NLT)

September 11, 2001-a date which lives in infamy for Americans. Roosevelt said the same of December 7, 1941, when Japan attacked America’s fleet in Pearl Harbor. On 9-11, 19 terrorist hijackers took control of four commercial airliners, crashing two of them into the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. Thousands died, and fear reigned. Americans no longer felt safe on our own soil. Fear of terrorists is only one fear we face. There’s fear of financial meltdown, marital breakup, youthful rebellion, loss of employment, old age, being placed in a nursing home, acts of violence, and death. But our greatest fear should be of God-the one who has power over our eternal souls. And even this is unreasonable for believers: For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline. (II Timothy 1:7 NLT) When my soul is secure in a relationship with the Almighty, I have nothing to fear.

God is the great fear healer.