Fear

What is fear?
How does it impact your life?
How does it determine what you do
What reasons does it give for strife?

What is your fear?
Fear of missing out
Fear of fear
Fear of pain
Fear of failing
Fear of succeeding
Fear of your own flesh
Fear of the world
Fear of the future
Fear of the past
Fear of the present
Fear of man
Fear of Satan
Fear of God
Fear of Truth

Is fear
False
Evidence
Appearing
Real?

Or is fear real and true
Deserving a response?

The Bible says that the fear
Of God is
The Beginning
Of
Wisdom.

Surely the Bible is not
Talking about
False
Evidence
Appearing
Real
When it talks about fear

I have been told that
Fear is a liar

But it seems that
Fear tells the truth
And The Truth tells us who to fear
And who not to fear.

Can fear be a liar when The Truth
Responds to our fears?

Perhaps, before we talk about fear
We should define it.

Socrates said
“The definition of terms
Is the beginning
Of wisdom.”

This is why definitions matter
This is why distinctions matter
To determine who or what to fear
Because who or what you fear
Will either set you free to live
Or place you in bondage
To be ruled by fear

All fear is not the same
But all fear is similar
Jesus says “do not fear
those who kill the body
but cannot kill the soul;
but rather fear the one
who can destroy both soul and body
in the Vale of Hinnom.”

Does fear take us to the beginning or the end?

Fear is an entry point and an exit
Perhaps, fear helps us
To run away from
Something or Someone
Who can harm us
And run to
Someone
Who can protect us

Adam and Eve’s reasons
Had them running from God
And running to some bushes
Away from Truth
Towards a lie

Funny that a man reasoned a finite what
Could hide them from the infinite Who

It is ironic
But according to Truth
The fear of God
Should make you run to God
Not away

Why?

Because the fear of God
is not being scared of God
But being in awe
And undone by
The Alpha and Omega
Who is Omnipotent
Omniscient
Sovereign
The Glory of Glories
Holy, Holy, Holy
Divine Beauty
Truth and Love
God Almighty

The Bible says that fear is cast out
By perfect Love
And this perfect Love loves you
Do you want it
Do you need it
Are you ready to receive
The only answer to fear
So you can speak the truth
To your true fears
Transforming them
So fear can be a way to God

What do you fear
Loneliness?
God promises never to leave you
Rejection?
God promises never to forsake you
Being unloved?
You are a child of God
His sings with delight over you!

So do not fear fear! Speak truth to fear!

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want.
He makes me lie down in green pastures.
He leads me beside still waters.
He restores my soul.
He leads me in paths of righteousness
for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil,
for you are with me;
your rod and your staff,
they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
forever.

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