Christianity Works - January 26

Dealing with Fear 
by Berni Dymet

Matt. 6:31-32 Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What will we eat?' or ‘What will we drink?' or ‘What will we wear?' For it is the Gentiles who strive for all these things; and indeed your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things.

We all go through times in our lives when we're afraid.  When there's a brooding sense of impending doom in our hearts.

Now - don't get me wrong - I'm not naturally a fearful person, but you know something - it happens to me sometimes too.  Actually, it happens to all of us.

Struggling along on your own doesn't work.  And so often - other people just don't understand.  What do you do with that fear?  Let it eat away at you?

I don't want to sound corny - I'm not naturally a corny person.  These days, I take my fear to Jesus.  It's that simple.   Not some cop out.  Not some religious crutch.

Jesus said - "Don't be afraid.  Don't worry about anything." Why - how can He say that?  "Because" He says "your Dad in heaven knows exactly what you need."

You know something - it'd be corny if it didn't work.  But every time I take my worry and anxiety to Him, He replaces it with a gentle peace.

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Originally published January 26, 2013.