Sunday, September 12, 2010

Fat Fallable Fears

Jacob looked up and there was Esau, coming with his four hundred men; ... But Esau ran to meet Jacob and embraced him; he threw his arms around his neck and kissed him. And they wept. - Genesis 33:1,4
Sometimes our worst fears turn out to be completely false.

Jacob had wronged Esau and ran away to avoid revenge. For twenty (20) years Jacob dreaded this day but God sent him home. When they met, Jacobs fears turned out to be all wrong - all that dread, fear, and worry for nothing.

People do very foolish things with nothing but their own fears as motivations. There is a better alternative,
"Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks." - Philippians 4:6
I heard an old preacher say, "When you're coming to a brick wall, trust God will either move the wall or make a hole big enough for your head to fit through."

- fritz

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