Fear—the bully we can always put down

Although at times we may feel strongly tempted to be afraid, we can choose whether we will let fear or God govern us.

Almost every child has encountered a bully—someone who pushes others around and intimidates. But haven't we all heard a story about some brave person who has stood up to a bully, causing him to retreat before the authority of courage? Well, fear is like a bully.

You may be saying, "I'm afraid of things that are a lot more serious than a playground bully!" It does seem that human experience is full of events and circumstances anyone should reasonably fear—violence, poverty, disease, accident, old age, pain, death. But is there truly a reasonable, logical basis for feeling afraid?

Man beloved
April 17, 1989

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