Fear has many faces. Sometimes our basis for it is very logical. Every child injured by touching something hot or sharp learns a rational fear based upon an experience. So also with the so-called âfight or flight reflexâ generated by the sudden surge of adrenaline that accompanies loud noises and startling surprises.
Oddly, fear also can be somewhat irrational, in that it may not have a logical or experiential basis, yet nevertheless produces an overwhelming emotional response. We often suffer a powerful emotional fear in the contemplation of some unknown present or future circumstance.
Our compassionate and all-seeing God knows this very well, and the Psalmist reminds us of it: âAs a father shows compassion to his children, so the Lord shows compassion to those who fear Him. For He knows our frame; He remembers that we are dust.â Dr. D. James Kennedy has more in his message: âConquering Fear.â
Dr. D. James Kennedy (1930-2007), founder of Truth In Action Ministries, was perhaps the âmost listened-to Presbyterian minister in historyâ because of the outreach of pulpit through television and radio. For 48 years, Dr. Kennedy served as the senior pastor of Coral Ridge...