Friday, June 19, 2015

Five Minute Friday: "Fear"

Our Mistress of Ceremonies for the Five Minute Friday is Kate over at Heading Home.  Hope you link up with us and join the fun.

Facing fear is frightening.  I not only have fears, but fears of being afraid.  Some fears are uniquely ridiculous to me (trailer floors, the interstate, etc).  Most fears are either connected to some past event, or, most likely, a fear of what might happen.  Those are the worst.  I have no control over the future behavior of others.  I can only work on my response and how to take control of my mind and say "oh no, you don't!"
The phrase "There's nothing to fear but fear itself" is a crock (kind of like the old "sticks and stones" adage).  The Bible says that fear brings torment (I John 4:18).  How true!  Fear is a tormenting evil that can paralyze without touching you, blind you without being near your eyes, and make you sick without a diagnosable disease.  Fear sucks!


  1. I have crazy fears too - the interstate one we definitely share! You made me chuckle with the trailer floors one though. And fear of what might happen is always on the mind, for some stupid reason. I'm so glad God addresses fear so many times in the Bible - He knows our minds and how we are wired and that fear is a problem to so many of us. He is the key to our faith and hope. Memorizing His Word has helped me tremendously with this!
    Thanks for sharing on FMF, I'm your neighbor!

    1. Thanks, Ruthie. Yes, I think God addresses fear so much for us because the original sin was wrapped around fear--what if what God said isn't true? What if He's holding out on me? We still fear the same things.