In life, we are faced with challenges that are likely to trigger fear in us. How we handle those challenges determines our susceptibility to fear. But there are some challenges that we are unable to control. We easily become overwhelmed by them because they pose a threat to our security either physically or mentally.
Fear demoralizes our emotions
Things that are likely to put us in that kind of condition may be associated with death or something that puts our lives at serious risk. In such instances, our emotions become intensely troubled that we find it difficult to control. Though we try to resist, a voice inside us reminds us of the danger we are in, and we become helpless and confused.
Have you ever experienced something like that? If you have had such an experience you would agree with me that it can be very tormenting. Nothing torments as a strong feeling of insecurity that you cannot help. That is why some of us resort to seeking help from any source not minding the implication. When those sources fail, they become depressed, and some opt to end their lives by committing suicide.
God’s plans for us are good
But that is not God’s plan for us, His plans are to prosper us and not to harm us.Jer.29:11 From creation, God blessed mankind through Adam and Eve to be fruitful and to subdue the earth and have dominion over all other living creatures.Gen.1:28 Unfortunately, mankind lost that position to the devil when he deceived them and they ate the forbidden fruit. After eating the fruit, they discovered that they were naked and hid from God because of fear. That single act brought sin into the world, and separated man from God; as a result, fear set in. Since then fear has come to stay with us.
The good news is God so loved the world and gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life (Joh.3:16) And those that believe in the Son (Jesus Christ), cannot be controlled by fear. The Lord Jesus, when praying for the believers said, “I do not pray that You (The Father) should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil one”. (Joh.17:15) There is evil in the world, and it is the presence of evil that ignites fear. And Jesus asked the Father to keep us from evil; now if we are kept from evil fear can’t control us.
you may likely ask why as believers we still have fear. In my next post we shall dig deeper into that.