- An unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. “He is prey to irrational fears”
Synonyms: Terror, fright, fearfulness, horror, alarm, panic, agitation, trepidation, dread, consternation, dismay, distress; anxiety,worry, angst, unease, uneasiness,apprehension, apprehensiveness,nervousness, nerves, timidity, disquiet, disquietude, discomposure, unrest, perturbation, foreboding, misgiving, doubt, suspicion;
The creeps, the willies, the heebie-jeebies, the shakes, the collywobbles, jitteriness, twitchiness, butterflies (in the stomach);
funk, blue funk, the (screaming) abdabs;
Rhyming slang The Joe Blakes;
Archaic worriment; rare inquietude “She felt fear at entering the house” Phobia, aversion, antipathy, dread, bugbear, bogey, nightmare, horror, terror; anxiety, neurosis, complex, mania; abnormal fear, irrational fear, obsessive fear; bête noire;
hang-up; “she sought help to overcome her fears”
Be afraid of (someone or something) as likely to be dangerous, painful, or threatening.
“Farmers fear that they will lose business”
synonyms: Be afraid of, be fearful of, be scared of, be apprehensive of, dread, live in fear of, go in terror of, be terrified of, be terrified by, cower before, tremble before, cringe from, shrink from, flinch from; be anxious about, worry about, panic about, feel consternation about, have forebodings about, feel apprehensive about;
Be in a blue funk about – “I feared the bullies who taunted me”, have a phobia about, have a horror of, have a dread of, shudder at, take fright at “He fears heights and open spaces”
We can go even further, but first what drives fear? Some translations of The Bible, such as the New International Version, sometimes replace the word “fear” with “reverence”. It can also mean fear of God’s judgment.
In Proverbs 15:33, the fear of The Lord is described as the “discipline” or “instruction” of wisdom.
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:6-7
Where do we head with all this? I have faced some of the most difficult challenges in my life. ALL my fears truly were realized.
I was living a lie! Explanations could be offered! But The truth sets you free. I have been made to face my reality. Who and what I am! Mind you, I did not state why, for I in recent times have been given clarity.
True family and close friends see clearly through your attempted deception. In Love they remain silently praying for your realization.
Are you living a dream? Who’s dream? What reasons can you give yourself? Reasons?! You ask. Yes! Why, what do you want?
Life is not a bed of Rose’s (actually it is!) The beauty with the thorns!
Life is not the bed of roses neither it is the bed of thorns. A person is himself or herself responsible for making his or her life either the bed of roses or the bed of thorns. Success in every field of life never comes to you on its own. You have to strive hard to get to it. As the example of climbing the ladder says to reach to the top you have to climb every single step on the ladder, same is the case with the success of life. Success is not the ladder which can be climbed with your hands in the pocket.
Happy and sad moments are the part of life. If sad moments are not faced, one can never realize the worth of the happy moments. Adversity is that great part of life which leads you towards the successful future. Adversity makes you stronger and enough capable to bear the entire crisis you face traveling through the different stages of life in order to make you stronger both mentally and physically. Hard times are like washing machines, they twist, turn and knock us around but in the end we come out cleaner, brighter and better than before.
Life never waits for anyone, you have to come up and get it. Never think that if your facing pain or un-success than life becomes useless for you. As we say after every dark night there is a morning that comes up with full of light that brightens up your day. If you face crises than do think that the success is making its way to you. All you have to do is to urge harder to get through all the problems which surely will bring you closer to a better future. Never lose the hope as we say tomorrow never dies and always remember beautiful pictures are always developed from the negatives in the dark room.
Jesus loves to free his people from their anxieties and fears. He exalts his power and superiority by working to take away what troubles us.
Anxiety stems from a lack of faith in our heavenly Father, as unbelief gets the upper hand in our hearts. Much anxiety, Jesus says, comes from little faith.
A holy fear of God motivates us to trust his mercy we see more clearly what he has done for us in Christ.
Courage to face our greatest fears will not come from our self-confidence, but confidence in God’s powerful promises to act on our behalf.
We fight sinful fears and anxieties by fighting against unbelief and fighting for faith in God’s ongoing grace toward us. The way we fight this “good fight” is by meditating on God’s many and rich promises to us and by asking for the help of his Spirit
Be strong in The LORD and The Power of God’s MIGHT! Ephesians 6:10