Is There Hope When I'm Afraid?
1. UNDERSTANDING FEAR
Fear - “a feeling of agitation and anxiety caused by the presence of the imminence of danger.”
A. Healthy fear protects you
B. Harmful fear paralyzes you
"I am inwardly fashioned for faith, not for fear. I am so made that worry and anxiety are sand in the machinery of life; faith is the oil. In anxiety and worry, my being is gasping for breath—but in faith and hope, I breathe freely.” - Dr. E. Stanley Jones
A. If you are you afraid of bad people? Trust God’s strength!
17 Evening, and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud: and he shall hear my voice.
"It is the most natural thing in the world to be scared, and the clearest evidence that God’s grace is at work in our hearts is when we do not get into panics…The remarkable thing about fearing God is that when you fear God you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God you fear everything else.” - Oswald Chambers
B. If you are you afraid of the future? Cast your cares on Him!
Cast thy burden upon the LORD, and he shall sustain thee:
C. If you are you afraid of dying? Trust God’s truth!