What's Your Worst Fear?,
 by Tim Archer


What's your worst fear?
What is it that keeps you awake at night? There
are plenty of things to choose from these days. Here in the United
States, some people are panicked over the upcoming presidential
elections. They just know if their candidate doesn't win, everything is
going to fall apart. For many others, the horror du jour is the
economy. Banks failing, stocks falling around the world, taxpayer money
going to save financial institutions ... the news seems to get bleaker
by the day. Many others are still picking up the pieces from
recent
natural disasters
. We've had hurricanes, wildfires, floods,
earthquakes, and hosts of other catastrophes. For a lot of people,
tomorrow isn't the problem; they don't know how to get through today.

Many of us, though, have found our own personal terrors. Health issues.
Death of a loved one. Relationship trouble. Addictions. Legal problems.
Crises don't have to appear on the national news to have a huge impact
on our lives. Some of these problems are self-inflicted; others come to
us through no fault of our own.

Fear is a natural part of the human condition

So, what's your worst fear? What robs you of peace? What clouds your
view of the horizon? Whatever it is, wouldn't it be nice to get rid of
it? Maybe I can't fix all of your problems, but I can tell you how to
recover your peace and maybe even get to where you can sleep at night.
Here's what a man named Paul wrote many years ago: "Do not be anxious
about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with
thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which
transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in
Christ Jesus" (Philippians 4:6-7). "Sure," you say. "Easy for this guy
Paul. He wasn't facing what I'm facing." While that's probably true,
Paul certainly was not living the life of ease when he wrote those
words. He was in chains in a Roman jail cell. He wasn't serving out a
sentence; he was awaiting a probable execution.

So listen to his words. He knows how to face fear. As Paul said, God
can give you a peace that goes beyond what is reasonable, that goes
beyond human understanding. He can teach you to take all of those
problems, bundle them up, and give them to him. We'd love to tell you
more about the God that can do this. Go to our website at
www.hopeforlife.org and look at videos of people who have found peace
at times when others only find fear. Write to me at
tim@hopeforlife.org
or leave a comment on our blog and let me help you find peace that
passes all understanding.
God Bless you,
 Covering you all
in my prayers.
GrannyFaith
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