Fear is a funny thing… it seems SO real and yet it is not a ‘thing’ at all. Fear gets its power from its deception… as it has no form it can come and go without rationality or reason. It can slip in and out of our consciousness without our awareness. Like a thief in the night it steals our peace, our hope and our joy.
Once we turn on the Light in our lives the fear has no where to hide and we can see fear for what it is… a liar and a thief. The Fear I speak about is not the one that alerts you to present danger… it is the one that taunts you with worries of the future or things that most likely will never come to pass.
This Fear steals your hope, your time, and your peace. This fear lies that you are in danger when you are not. Fear likes to deceive you into believing you are threatened… and wants you to forget you are protected and always safe. How can you know you are always safe? You are safe because you are one of God’s beloved… you are never alone.
When I see fear I ask Him “What is your purpose?” If fear comes to protect me from immediate danger I thank him. If he comes to warn me about things that may or may not happen or things that may or may not be true… I send fear away. “Be gone!” I say, “I have no need of liars nor troublemakers in my life… I lie to myself enough as it is… and I can find my own trouble!”
Fear has no place in our daily lives. Where fear resides God cannot be. God asks us to give our fears, our worries and our concerns to him… and focus instead on Love. This Love will bring you comfort, wisdom and peace… and a knowing that everything will always be okay.
When fear takes leave you can be sure that peace and hope and love will return.