Fear not.. please..


Hello and welcome once again my dearest readers! I’m so happy about this blog as the number of readers I’m getting is on a constant rise now! Thank you so much Lord!

Today let’s think of something I never mentioned that I would talk of in my previous post- FEAR

This is something dominating the hearts of almost every human being on earth today. Fear. Oh, how I despise that word! That four-letter word is the manifestation of a feeling that could cost us our eternal future if we are not careful.

What exactly is fear? Why do we have it? What things do we fear? Which of these should we actually not fear? What is wrong with fearing something?

Our basic questions in place, let us start our venture into the roots of fear. So what is fear?

I looked up the meaning in the online dictionary I mentioned in my last post (and I should say this dictionary is a great resource for anyone- click here to visit). I got several interpretations for it, but I shall mention some of the most important and basic ones:

1. A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger, evil, etc.

2. Reverential awe (esp. towards God)

So these are basically the two meanings I think we should consider as the others are just different forms of these two meanings. So the first meaning is the common fear that everybody has in this world. “A distressing emotion aroused by impending danger or evil.” Let me say that this is the fear that God hates. Yes, He HATES fear of evil. , especially when He finds that  His children are torturing themselves with this fear.

If you have read the Holy Bible before, you will find so many instances where you hear this: “Fear Not, for I am with you.” or just simply  “Fear not.” Now have you thought why God would say this so many times?

We as the children of God, have nothing to fear but God Himself – this ties into the second meaning of fear, which we’ll discuss in a bit – because God is the only one who has a power over our lives if we believe so. A true child of God has no need to fear things like evil or death or injury or danger. Those are things that will never be able to affect us if we are on the righteous path before God and if we trust and believe in Christ our Lord.

Psalm 27:1

The LORD is my light and my salvation– whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life– of whom shall I be afraid?

1 Chronicles 28:20

David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the LORD God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of the LORD is finished.
Read through these verses and see why God dislikes your fear of evil. Why should we fear something that God will never allow to afflict our lives? Being a child of God and at the same time being paranoid about every single thing that you feel may hurt you is similar to a child holding hands with his parents while crossing the road and still yelling and screaming of fear of the cars that lay stopped on either side. They have NO and I mean ABSOLUTELY NO POWER OVER YOU. When God is holding your hands, why fear the powers surrounding you?
A father always makes sure the cars stop before taking you to the other side of the road, doesn’t he? Well let me tell you this- ourFather is countless times stronger- no, He is

Trust Him- He’ll take you there safe..

infinitely powerful and almighty that He will destroy the powers surrounding you for your sake. When you have such a beautiful father at hand and if you are holding His hands along the way, then why fear?

He will take you to the other side safe. You will be safe and happy with Him on the other side as long as you don’t let go of His grasp. We all will be. The trouble with us is that we try to get out of His hold to go after the many distractions on the way. Please don’t do that for your own sake.
Now read his verse also:

Revelation 21:8

King James Version (KJV)

But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.

Now, read over that once more, please. Who exactly is at the top of the list?

“The Fearful”. Yes, the fearful are the first group to burn in fire.

Why would the fearful burn in the fire of hell? Because they don’t trust and believe in God. Yes. A little fear once in a while is acceptable. But those who fear every single thing in life and even betray their Savior for their own sake, fearing evil forces may attack them- these people are going straight somewhere unpleasant. But what about Peter then? There’s a difference. He cried out and repented right after betraying Jesus. Now would you repent if you betrayed you Savior? Would you even feel guilt in heart? Just think of it.

When you believe that nothing in the world can stop you, then nothing in the world can. When you believe that God will be with you no matter what, then He will be there, believe me. But if you believe that the devil has the upper hand on you, then trust me, he will have the upper hand on you.

Luke 7:50 “And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.”

In the next post, we’ll wrap up the idea of fear and we’ll begin on a new subject that I know you will all be curious to know of.

The Pain in My Heart


 

The Pain in My Heart

The pain in my heart is the same as the pain

Of a father whose son will look not at his face.

The fact that my sufferings all were in vain

Is a thousand times more than the pain I then faced.

 

What, for the love of His son will a father do

More than to lay himself at your feet, dead?

Is there a love of more kindness today than

The love that forgave all His murderous fiends?

 

Why, my dear son, will your eyes open not?

When did thy heart ever alter to stone?

When did my soul filled with love for thy sake

In a thousand years ever leave you in lone?

 

Answer me, son, let my ears hear your lies,

Face me, my dear, with your pile of deceit,

Puncture my heart yet again, if you wish,

With the sword of a hatred I long to delete.

 

The piercing of nails and the beating of whips,

Shall never come close to the pain I now feel

The pain in my heart is much more than the pain

Of a father whose son has forgotten of him.

This is a poem that I wrote a few weeks ago. Our dear Lord Christ is aching in His heart. We think that He suffered enough on the cross and is now living happily in heaven when the fact is He is crying in pain of the rejection of His children.

He died  for us. And yet millions of people are out there that think of Him as a myth or story that never happened. He suffered the beatings of a thousand whips with thorns attached which tore His flesh apart. He, the King of Kings, suffered humiliation and was spat at and

He DIED for us. And do we ever think of His great love?

ridiculed by gentiles.

His hands that have healed thousands and feet that many have held themselves not even deserving to touch, for He is the Holy Son of God, were pierced with huge iron nails and He was thus hanged on the cross to die amidst thieves.

I can’t start to think how selfish and ungrateful we are. When Jesus is thinking of each one of us every second and talking to the Father for us, is there ever a day in our lives when we spend every second of the day thinking of how much Jesus loves us?

I know there isn’t. I myself have sometimes forgotten of Him, but later I come to Him and repent. I cry out my wrong doings before Him, and that is what gives me peace of mind- His forgiveness. Even His own disciple Peter betrayed Him three times, but he cried in repentance afterwards, and Jesus made him a great apostle for all time.

*Please do not use this poem without my permission. Thanx! 🙂