Presented on 1/31/2016 by Pastor Steve Shields at Curwensville Alliance
This is one fearless guy.
Few of us would be brave enough (or insane enough) to run that course. And while it’s good to have a well-reasoned fear of events like this, it is a bad thing to make your life-decisions from the platform of fear.
Faith – it’s an important concept in our relationship with God, right?
For years, I believe the opposite of faith was doubt. But these days, I feel the opposite of faith is fear. Fear and mistrust go hand in hand. So if I am afraid, I probably am struggling to trust — maybe even to trust God.
Think of the places you are most afraid. I am afraid when I drive in the snow. Not because of myself. I trust my own driving. I am afraid because I don’t trust other drivers. If I trusted them, I’d have little fear. Lack of trust plays a major role in the life marked by fear.
The Bible teaches that perfect love casts out all fear. Why? Because love creates trust.
And when we trust, we can be fearless.
This podcast speaks about living fearlessly.