Being afraid is a feeling that is part of our daily life, starting from our childhood.
When we are children we are afraid of things like the dark, clowns and heights. Sometimes fears persist, but they can also disappear, giving way to others.
Fear of the future
Have you ever felt afraid of what was to come? Did you have that butterflies in your stomach thinking about what to expect for the next day?
Often the future is the most frightening thing we face because we don’t know what it will bring us, whether it will be good or bad things.
Fear of the future is simply fear that things will get out of our control. It is being afraid of seeing everything we’ve built collapse or even a responsibility we don’t know we’ll be able to handle.
Matthew 6:34 says: “Then have no care for tomorrow: tomorrow will take care of itself. Take the trouble of the day as it comes.” Can you understand that? Jesus does not want us to be restless about tomorrow. After all, today itself already has its challenges and difficulties.
Fear of changes
I confess that this is a fear that plagues me. When something is going to change in my life, I always get restless, nervous and fearful. Questions like “What if I don’t adapt? What if I can’t make it work?” keep running through my mind and I’m sure if you have that fear too, the same thoughts go through your head.
The problem is that this fear paralyzes us. We often deprive ourselves of living what God has for us simply because we are afraid to change direction a little.
It turns out that many of these changes may be God’s direction, and we seem to forget that Romans 12:2 states that His will is good, pleasing and perfect.
Fears will always be part of our lives. There is no way to avoid it. The only thing we can do is face them, not with our ability, but with strength and hope in the Lord, because only He can help us with that.
When you feel fear or something terrifies you, I invite you to pray to God, for He will bring you peace, comfort and strength to face your fear.
Grace and Peace,