The Feast of Pentecost
It’s ok if you are experiencing fear. Major or minor. Whether the kind of paralyzing fear that the disciples were experiencing huddled in a room, or the kind of fear that kind of barely registers, but still keeps us from doing what we know God wants from us.
It’s ok to experience fear. To feel fear. It’s part of our human experience. It’s what you and I do with our fear that is going to make all the difference in the world, starting with our lives. And so It’s NOT ok to simply give in to our fears without bringing them to prayer.
Because God is the only one stronger than our fears. And He wants to be with us. It’s not ok to allow faith, hope, and love to be stolen from us by our fear. And because the Holy Spirit dwells in us, we don’t need to CHOOSE fear. Instead, even with the feelings, even with the conditions, we can choose, with the help of the Holy Spirit, sometimes over a period of time, to move through our fears. Towards Someone who is stronger than those fears. Towards Jesus.