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When we’re afraid

I don’t want to admit that I get afraid sometimes, but we all do. There’s no way around it. The question is, what do we do with that fear? There are a lot of things that we do do, but are they the right thing? It might seem funny, thinking of the right thing to do when we’re scared, but it’s a good thing to think about. Do we freak out, feel alone, or try to be brave?

When we freak out, do you know what I think? Now, this is just my opinion, but, this is my blog; everything is my opinion. But I think that when we get really scared, he’s ashamed of us and hurt. Why? Because he’s there for us, and he’s protecting us. What do we think we’re doing, being afraid?! It’s impossible for us to not be afraid, but we don’t need to freak out. When we’re younger, and we’re scared, we hold our parent’s hand. We don’t feel completely safe; we’re still a little afraid. But with Mom or Dad’s hand there, we aren’t as scared as we would be. We need to remember that God’s hand is there for us too. We just need to reach out and grab it. It’s hard sometimes; we might still feel alone. But God is there, and during those hard or scary times, he won’t let the wrong thing happen to us. Ever.

God cares about us, just like a parent. He won’t let us be scared. He wants us to know that he’s by our side, taking care of us all the time. You know God’s omnipotent, right? It means he can do anything; he’s all-powerful. Which means that he can be with us wherever we are, no matter what. God is there; just take his hand.

gbu,

Christrocks

AFRAID?

Fear; something we shouldn’t have as Christians, but as humans—and teens—we do. Fear can come in many forms: terrified fear, the kind when you’re a kid and you can’t come out from under the covers because of the supposed monsters under the bed. Then there’s excited fear, the kind we teens might feel when we’re at the top of a steep drop on a roller coaster. And last—but definitely not least—there’s unneeded fear. The fear anyone might feel when they know that there’s someone there for them, but they also feel vulnerable, small, and scared.

This, for Christians, is definitely unneeded.

It’s hard not to be afraid once you’ve gotten into the habit of being afraid. I know it sounds weird—having a habit of being afraid—but it happens. If you’re a newly saved Christian, you might have a hard time transitioning to not being afraid. There are many things out there to be afraid of—which probably don’t include the “monsters” under the bed—but you should know that God isn’t going to let anything happen to you.

Imagine the perfect father; some of you might be thinking of a dad who lets you do anything you want, or buys you anything you want, and etcetera. But do you know what would be really cool? A dad who is always there for you if you need him; a dad who always makes sure he knows what you’re doing, where you are, and if you’re okay. If this is starting to sound like a dad who hovers around you and never leaves you alone, forget about that image. That’s not what I mean. Let’s put it this way. What if you had a dad who would give his life for you, that means he loves almost more than you could imagine. But what if he didn’t know where you were the time you needed him the most? Even if he was willing to die for you, what could he do if he wasn’t there, or didn’t know what’s going on? Well, with God, he’s like this father, only he always knows where you are and he always knows when you need him. He’s our heavenly Father, and if we’re his child, we don’t have to be afraid.

Ever.

–Christrocks