A couple of days ago, Michael Perkins published a beautiful post at his blog, The Handwritten (check it out here) that talked about fear. In just a few words he expressed how fear trick us into doubting the amazing plan that God has for us.
The interesting fact is that it is not the first time I get a message about letting go of my fears in a short period of time. You know when you hear or read something, and it seems like a little bulb has been turned on inside your heart, and you know that God is talking to you? Yes, this is what I am talking about.
Just to list a few messages I got: there was a chapter in the book “Untitled” by Blaine Hogan (which I reviewed here) that talked about it; the preface of the book “48 days to the work you love” by Dan Miller that I started reading a few days ago also talked about it; a sermon that one of the elders of my church preached a few weeks ago focused on the verse 36 of Mark chapter 5; and even this picture in Pinterest that I stumbled upon a few days ago! Yep, God is talking to me indeed.
So I decided to check the Scriptures and dig a little deeper into the subject of “fear”. Let’s take a look at a few examples when God tells someone to not be afraid (or “fear not”, in the classic translations):