There are now over 2000 fears/phobias on record.
Reference: v.22 "Have faith in God," Jesus answered.
Explore: When we are born, we are born with only two fears: the fear of falling and the fear of loud noises. However, as we grow up and experience many more things in our lives our fears have a tendency to multiply. There are now over 2000 fears/phobias on record. And I'm sure we could add to that list with the fears that we feel in our everyday life: fear of failure, fear of not having enough, fear of disappointment.
Application: In 2 Timothy 1:7 it says, 'For God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind.' God does not want us to be consumed by the fears in our lives. He gives us all that we need so that we may have the confidence to be His people here on earth. The question is: Is our faith greater than our fears? Fears will still come into our lives, there is no doubt about that. We will still have situations that cause us great concern but we have to ask ourselves whether our trust in God will overpower the fear we have in this world. Our fears are great, but our God is greater. Our God, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, who divides seas and shuts the lion's mouth, who was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, He is our faithful God. We can stand firmly in the knowledge that our God is greater than any fear that comes into our lives and He can do mighty things through those who are faithful.
Prayer: Lord, there is no one like You. All things are possible in Your mighty name. Amen.
What fear do you have in your life?
This article was written by Linda Bailey
Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.