Oh that four letter word FEAR. Zach Williams sings about it being a liar. We make light of it in songs about our pants being on fire. (Liar, liar, pants on fire….) But what if fear has more of an impact on our lives than we think? Or than we want?
“All the people in the region asked Jesus to leave them, because they were overcome with fear. So He got into the boat and left.” Luke 8:37
What a reminder of the power of fear in our lives. It can literally try to push Jesus away. Reading that today was a gut check for me. In what ways have I become so comfortable with fear that I prefer to spend time with it than with Jesus? I would rather worry than pray. Let’s call out fear and worry for what it is. And let’s call on Jesus to invade our minds and hearts with peace and faith. – Sandi