‘There is Nothing to Fear but Fear Itself!

Although I missed church this morning, Mary Jane told me that one of the subjects that Pastor Janice West spoke about was fear.  How often do we do we make decisions as a result of our fear?

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I had a colleague who told me, years ago, that the reason that he attended church was due to the fear of burning in Hell.

Fear can take many forms.  We humans are prone to worry.  Often what we are worrying about…never occurs.  Yet we are sleepless…sad….And in a constant state of turmoil and acid indigestion…resulting from our obsession with what might happen.

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‘Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet you’re heavenly father feedeth them.  Are ye not much better than they?’   Matthew 6:20   KJV

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Former President Franklin D. Roosevelt proclaimed that, ‘we have nothing to fear, but fear itself,’ during his first Inaugural Address in the midst of the Great Depression.  His buoyant optimism literally carried our economically broken Country through the Depression and World War II.

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So often life brings us opportunities and happiness and peace…that we really did not altogether earn from the sweat of our brow.  It is highly probable that there is a Higher Power looking out for each of us…and guards and protects us often…from the ‘slings and arrows of outrageous fortune.’

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Life was a gift to each member of humanity…we did nothing to earn it or to deserve it.  I think that it is vital that we appreciate our great gift…and trust that the giver of the gift…has his eyes on us.

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2 responses

  1. I used to be afraid of “burning in Hell” but I eventually accepted the fact that I probably will. I’m not afraid anymore.

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