Dictionary.com defines it as: A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, pain, etc. whether the threat is real or imagined; the feeling or condition of being afraid. Concern or anxiety.
Then, there is reverential awe, especially toward God.
There is no denying that everyone is afraid of something. Whatever the reason, good or bad, right or wrong, whether we are supposed to be or not, there is something that distresses each of us. It may be something as small as a spider, or as large as a dog; as loud as a clap of thunder, or as dark as the night. Everybody is afraid of something, whether we should be or not. If we were not afraid, we would be a lot further along than we are right now. We would give no room or credence to the enemy; we would speak nothing evil into existence.
Proverbs 6:30 talks about the thief, and it says, “but if he be found, he shall restore
sevenfold. He shall give (or give back) all the substance of his house.
I say the thief of fear has been found out! We will conquer fear once and for all!
So, here is the question: What are you afraid of? How has it or how does it hinder your faith walk?
How can you change that? And, is there such thing as a healthy fear?
Now, tell me what you think.
Buckeye-Shaker’s Elaine Siggers posted this on her blog http://wordsthatlastalifetime.wordpress.com. Check it out to comment or go to www.facebook.com/neighborhoodvoice. See videos of Greater University Circle residents responding to her blog at www.youtube.com/neighborhoodvoice.