Friday, November 13, 2009

Gripped by fear

"What I have come to realize is people are gripped with fear." This coming from a guy who I met that was seeing what the enemy really wants us to keep going--fear! He had been in relationships under fear, worked at jobs motivated by fear, and looked forward in life with a certain amount of fear. Though he has identified the problem and has used a few tools to help deal with fears, he has not yet met the perfect love of the gospel that addresses the fears of all humanity. This profound disclosure with a new found man in my community, that I hope to help and show perfect love to, was just a further confirmation of continuing in sowing the gospel. People are gripped with fear, and yet there is a real Savior and Lord who wants to not only address fears, but bring peace from the fears everyone has; giving those saved by Jesus agreeing with Paul's words in Romans, "for there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. May you stay "in" Christ and be no longer gripped by fear.