What is your greatest fear?

The Washington Post printed an article in 2014 called “America’s Top Fears.”
 
As you may have heard, public speaking is the #1 fear in the United States. Here’s the whole list:
#1 Public speaking
#2 Heights
#3 Bugs, snakes and other animals
#4 Drowning
#5 Blood/needles
#6 Claustrophia
#7 Flying
#8 Strangers
#9 Zombies
#10 Darkness
#11 Clowns
#12 Ghosts
 
Wow, America, this just amazes me. You need God. You truly do. Because I used to have most of those, but I don’t anymore. 
 
Teaching daily in front of teenagers cancelled out America’s #1.
 
Forcing myself to drive to the top of Pike’s Peak and climbing 232 stairs to the top of Seven Falls cancelled out #2.
 
Prayerwalking wiped out #3.
 
Swimming lessons cancelled #4.
 
Just not looking + four babies + 6 surgeries negated #5
 
And hello, just plain ole rationality wiped out the rest.
 
Mine are completely different. They’re more like this:
#1 My children not pursuing their relationship with God
#2 My family dying in a car accident
#3 Dying before all my words are in books
 
Seven years ago I feared for my son’s life and that of his fiance when they were serving in Afghanistan.
 
People talk about facing your fears. Yes, I believe that helps certainly, as I’ve experienced. But what’s better is face-to-face time with God–spending time in his Word and in prayer, so that you begin to understand his character and experience his presence in your life.
 
It is said that “Do not fear” occurs 365 times in the Bible–once for each day of the year. That and “Be strong and courageous” occur repeatedly just in the book of Joshua. The Israelites certainly had formidable opponents as they entered the Promised Land. BUT . . . they also had the Lord God with them.
 
That is true for us, as well. Emmanuel–God With Us–is our guide, our stead, and our protector. Whom then shall I fear? Whom then shall YOU fear?
 
No one. No thing. Nothing.
 
Janet McHenry is an award-winning speaker and the author of 24 books, including the bestselling PrayerWalk and her newest, The Complete Guide to the Prayers of Jesus. She would LOVE to be considered as the speaker for your next event. 
 
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