Fear of Living

Today’s verse:  John 3:16   For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

Most people have a fear of dying.  Not of death itself, but of the pain and suffering that accompany a death.   But many people also fear living.  They worry, they are anxious, they don’t sleep well, and make themselves ill.  Many turn to addictions for comfort.

Here’s a new perspective: What if you died every night when you went to bed?   Would you look back at the day and regret how you lived it?  How you treated people?   How you made a mountain out of a molehill?  Did you have a stupid argument?  Do something that you regret?

Then wake up every morning and imagine you have been risen from the dead. Would you rejoice for another day?  Would you make the most of your day, knowing that you have been given another chance?   Would you love each moment of the day, and all the people in your day?

This perspective can help you live each day in joy and can make you appreciate each and every day, and every person that is in your day.    Do not have a fear of living!  Enjoy life and live it to the fullest – we cannot avoid life any more than we can avoid death, so make the most of it.

Jesus gave his life for us, was crucified, died and was buried.  On the third day he rose again, and ascended into heaven.  He is there for us and will help us through the hard parts of our daily lives, and will be waiting for us upon death.  Fear not! (Thank you to my pastor for the idea for today’s blog, which I borrowed from his sermon)

 

 

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