I was talking with a friend the other day, and I shared with her concerns that I had about a close relative of mine who is dying. I told my friend, “I don’t know why my relative is so fearful about meeting the Lord.”
As I later began to ponder our discussion, I realized that people’s fears are connected with either dying or suffering. Someone who fears flying, he fears dying. Someone who fears having a car accident, he fears suffering. Someone who fears losing a mate, he fears being left alone. Most of these fears are fears of the unknown.
If you are feeling fearful today, meditate on promises from God’s Word
· God is always in control (Psalm 91)
· He always brings good from evil. (Genesis 50:20)
· The enemy can only harm your body but not your soul. (Matthew 10:28)
· When you die, to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. (2 Corinthians 5:8)
Try to focus more on fearing the LORD than fearing men or your circumstances. When you fear the LORD, you will reverence Him and realize His awesome power!