Hope in Fear

Pastor Ben Berger - 9/1/2022

Fear can loom large in our lives. Sometimes the troubles and dangers and threats lined up against us overwhelm us, terrorize us. Sometimes fear takes the driver’s seat in our lives, steering our attitudes and actions, dominating our decisions, as if fear is calling all the shots. Sometimes we may hear Jesus’ words about the trouble we’ll face in this world and think: “No thank you. I didn’t sign up for this!” Sometimes we may wonder whether God really will bring good through this experience of fear.

It’s when fear does this, friends – when fear becomes master, dictating our Christian life – that we know it’s gone too far. And it’s when fear has become master that the Word of our God must speak to unseat that cruel overlord from our hearts.