10 Things That Scare Me

Our family never really “celebrated” Halloween. We just never thought it was a totally “appropriate” holiday for Christians. We certainly don’t judge those who have fun at this time of year by dressing up, trick or treating, and the like. It simply wasn’t a priority for us. The darker side of life is scary enough without adding to it.

However, at the risk of being a bit too transparent, here are some things about life that truly scare me:

  1. Living far enough away from my future grandchildren that I wouldn’t get to see them grow up.
  2. Seeing people that I really love, respect, and care for live life without faith in Jesus.
  3. A National Debt that will have a very real, very negative impact on my children and grandchildren.
  4. Another terrorist attack on our American shores.
  5. Serious illness in someone I love.
  6. Never having the opportunity to travel to places of which I dream.
  7. Earthquakes, hurricanes, and tornadoes.
  8. Living life without fulfilling certain hopes and dreams.
  9. Random acts of violence or accidents.
  10. Disappointing people who believe in me.

That’s why I lean on this psalm:

God is our refuge and strength, an ever present help in trouble (Psalm 46:1).

And on these words of Jesus:

Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid (Mark 6:50).

What brings you comfort at times of fear?

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