Good Friday, April 10th, 2020
Photo-a-Day Challenge Word for today is: FEAR
Merriam-Webster Dictionary: FEAR
• an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger
• to be afraid of
• anxious concern
• profound reverence and awe especially toward God
Fear, this is a emotion I have long wrestled with. I have learned that this emotion can be both good and bad. It’s good to have strong instinct to warn you of possible dangers. It is bad if you allow it to overwhelm you to the point of inaction. I have found, though I do not consistently apply said knowledge…I try to understand why I’m afraid, scared or fearful of something. Power is knowledge!
If you find yourself in fear of something, I encourage you to search for the reason why, after finding the facts you may well still be in fear but you will know why.
I know that darkness itself cannot harm me, it is the items and/or persons in the darkness that are potentially harmful to me. But I would still rather have the lights on!
The Bible gives us many examples of the word FEAR:
“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
“The spirit of the Lord shall rest on him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and the fear of the Lord. His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.”
“Say to those who are of a fearful heart, “Be strong, do not fear! Here is your God. He will come with vengeance, with terrible recompense. He will come and save you.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid.”
“I sought the Lord, and he answered me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
Grant me Peace, Oh Heavenly Father. Let this fear just fall away, as my heart desires to seek You. For You are the rock of my life, my fortress, and my strength, even when I am weak.
~In Jesus Name Amen
ειρήνη – “Peace” in Greek, reference listed the below.