Wednesday, January 14, 2015

What FEAR Is

what fear is

1933 in the midst of the Great Depression, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in his Inaugural address told a country desperately in need of hope, "We have nothing to fear but fear itself."
We live in a time of terror.  Global terror,  cyber invasions, financial uncertainty, These problems can rock our world and In leave us in a perpetual state of apprehension, trepidation and fear. We fear for our families, our jobs, our health and well being. This is not some minor issue. Fear affects everyone everyday and God wants to put a stop to that and set us free from all our fears.
A definition of fear that I heard some years ago.
F-E-A-R -- False Evidence Appearing Real.  
It looks like it's true but it's not.  Most fears never really happen in the first place. One study discovered that forty percent of all fears are about the future and never happen.  Thirty percent of the fears you have are about the past and can't be changed.  Twelve percent are needless fears about your health that you don't need to have. Ten percent are petty fears that are not worth worrying about. Which means that there are only eight percent of your fears that are legitimate fears and those can be dealt with by taking the appropriate steps of action.
An antidote for overcoming our fears  "I prayed to the Lord and He answered me; He freed me from all my fears." Psalm 34:4 (GN)
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