A Spirit of Fear

2 Timothy 1:7
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

I have a confession. I can sometimes be, er, paranoid. I might go so far that it comes into my head that I’m allergic to something, which I’ll proceed to avoid for quite a while until I force myself out of it (one of my current issues. Grr). It’s annoying. Even though I know nothing is wrong, I can’t help myself worrying over it. I was telling some such thing to my mother the other day, when she quoted the above verse to me.

Now, I’m pretty sure I memorized that verse once upon a time, but I had never actually thought of it the way she was telling it to me. I don’t have to be worried about anything, because it’s all in God’s hands, He’s in control, and whatever happens He has already planned. That’s a load off my shoulders!

Of course, I’m not cured off all my little worries. I’m probably never going to be. But when they pop up, I can think of that verse, and remember that even though I have these fears, I don’t need to.

Anyway, just a thought to share. Isn’t it great we have a Lord and Savior who doesn’t want us to be afraid? 🙂

Praise be to Him!

P.S. If you’re wondering why there’s no picture, it’s because when I searched for one I kept getting pics of spiders. Oi! I wasn’t going to look through all those.



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