Fear is a distrust in God and it will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. In some way, I agree that the more fearful we are in our lives, the further we are from God. We, humans have begin to lean on our own intelligence instead of the All Almighty God. Our limited wisdom would never be able to comprehend many things that is easily done for God, after all, he is the Creator of this Universe.
The sentence that I relate to the most is - Fear results from a refusal to exercise faith. Think about it. If we could endure and stand in the heat for another day, week or month, wouldn't our circumstances no matter how bad it is be improved or resolved? Hebrews 11.1 - Faith is the assurance of things hope for , the evidence of things not seen.
The things that remain unseen are the solution that we want to see in the problems we had now, be it financial breakthrough, career, relationship or state of health. Before we get too worked up, I think it is important to note that we all have fear in our lives and a certain amount of healthy fear is good for us.
Primitively, when humans were born in historic times and they are out of their caves to hunt, the unknown outside their comfort zone triggers an element of fear, causing them to stay vigilant and be on the watch out for danger, a sign of self protection. Fast forward to the 21st century where we are living in modern society and technological advancement with more good food ever found in the natural forest, are we, humans more fearful than our primitive time?
It's like looking at the glass half full or half empty, a matter of perspective. The bigger the playground, the more perceived danger there are. Equally speaking, the amount of fun and pleasure also increases. We need to recognise that holding on to excessive fear is both harmful for ourselves and also can destroy the many opportunities that we are fearful of embarking on. Often, these fear stems from a lack of knowledge, past experiences and our limiting beliefs.
Example, if someone attempts to change his job to a new industry, he might want to give it a try but his limiting beliefs (what qualifications do you have , unsupportive parents, etc) dissuade him and the potential remains buried. How sad.
Shouldn't we look at life filled with different experiences , each one to enrich us and broaden our outlook of life rather than to treat the experience and label it as success or failure. Are we too preoccupied with the society labelling and the need for instant gratification is so rampant? We need to slow down, pull our handbrake and be aware of what's really going on. The robots may be coming but we humans are far more creative and intelligent than the machines and we need not live a life mechanically, devoid of human emotions.
Disaster free country
Corruption free government
A roof over our head
Loving family and children
Things like this may seems trivial since they are present in our lives, that sometimes we could take it for granted. Cherish what we have, banish fear in our life by staying close to God, pray and meditate on his words, seek his guidance and all things would end up well. Believe it.