Hidden Fears

When we ask God to show us our fears, he is faithful to do it. One of mine was fear of not getting enough to eat; and it all stemmed from a long-ago memory. We were desperately poor but as children, we never noticed it. Then one day, this six-year-old noticed that Dad was the only one with meat on his plate. When I asked why, Mom replied that Dad needed meat because he was working so hard.

Now understand, we never went hungry. Another such episode never occurred, but in my head somehow, I registered hunger. I believe that started my food issues. Prayer healed that memory.

Where are your fears? Have you asked God to reveal them, heal them?

Does fear disrupt your relationships? Did a past relationship cause you to be afraid of men? Does the dark of night strike terror? Do you find it hard to rest? Do you find yourself eliminating certain foods because of unfounded world fears?

Again, what is your fear? Ask God to reveal it to you and then make it right within you.

Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4, NIV)

His mercy extends to those who fear him, from generation to generation. (Luke 1:50, NIV)

There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love. (1 John 4:18, NIV)

Prayer- God, we cling to your promise from Matthew 11:30. Your yoke is easy and your burden is light.” And we trust you to heal us from our worst fears. Amen.

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