The Issue of Fear

Posted by Page Phelps | | Posted On Friday, August 9, 2013 at 12:09 PM


Not sure if you have dealt with fear?  I certainly have.  Fear is an issue that likes to rear its ugly head, instead of dealing with it I manifest it in the form of an upset tummy.   I allow it to keep me from doing things that I know I should.  It is an emotion that tries to manipulate me.  Last week, fear tried to grip me from going on a much needed get away to celebrate a friends birthday.  I chose not to let it manipulate me even though I knew it was manifesting itself in my stomach.......the results of fear, that is.

God is so sweet, loving, and amazing.  I love how He chooses to teach us, when we quiet ourselves before Him.  I had a book that was given to me a couple years ago.  I had read half of it.  I needed reading material for my flight.  So I grabbed In the Arena by Isobel Kuhn and another book.  On my flight before I touched down in Charleston, I read something about fear that I have never been taught before.  In Isobel's own autobiography, In the Arena, she writes, "The only fear we should have is the fear of having undisclosed sin before God.   Otherwise all other fears come from the evil one."   God did not give us a spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, love, and self discipline, I Timothy 1:7.  This was a revelation to me and it really has helped me, especially in disciplining myself not to fear anyone, anything except the Fear of God.  Wow!

God has also revealed this truth to me through song, a song  that I could replay over and over in my car......the words are: 

You will lift up your face without shame  
You will firmly stand with no fear inside
You will surely forget your troubles and pain 
Recalling them only as waters go by
 
If you put away the sin in your hand 
And allow no evil to dwell 
If you devote your heart  
And stretch out your hands to Him
 
You'll be secure for there is hope 
And you will safely take your rest 
You will lie down With no one to make you afraid
 
But the eyes of the wicked will fail 
Darkness gives way to morning's light 
Life will be brighter than noon day 
As the waters go by into the night
 
I will lift up my face without shame  
I will firmly stand with no fear inside 
I will surely forget my troubles and pain  
Recalling them only as waters gone by
 
 I love the words and the promise......."I will lift up my face without shame, I will firmly stand with no fear inside, I will surely forget my troubles and pain, recalling them only as waters gone by."  Amazing! 

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