Like life, fear happens. In his latest book, Fearless, Max Lucado, shows us that we all have fears. Some of our fears may be reasonable and some may not be, some may be healthy and some may be completely ridiculous, but regardless, they’re real. There is much in the world today to be fearful, nervous, or concerned about – war, the economy, terrorism, losing jobs, keeping homes, swine-flu, the swine-flu vaccine . . . and there is no question that fear can be crippling. But as Max points out, it doesn’t have to be.
When we choose to walk in faith and trust God, we can move beyond fear. When we trust in God, we gain strength, experience hope, and find freedom. That doesn’t mean we won’t have moments of fear, or that bad things won’t happen to us or those we love, but we know that’s not the end of the story and we know we don’t have to go through them alone.
Max Lucado is one of the great Christian writers of our times. He is a gifted wordsmith and offers encouragement, wit, wisdom and truths that are deep and profound in a way that is simple and pure. In Fearless, he does it again.
By Max Lucado
Each sunrise seems to bring fresh reasons for fear.
They're talking layoffs at work, slowdowns in the economy, flare-ups in the Middle East, turnovers at headquarters, downturns in the housing market, upswings in global warming. The plague of our day, terrorism, begins with the word terror. Fear, it seems, has taken up a hundred-year lease on the building next door and set up shop. Oversized and rude, fear herds us into a prison of unlocked doors. Wouldn't it be great to walk out?
Imagine your life, wholly untouched by angst. What if faith, not fear, was your default reaction to threats? If you could hover a fear magnet over your heart and extract every last shaving of dread, insecurity, or doubt, what would remain? Envision a day, just one day, where you could trust more and fear less.
Can you imagine your life without fear?