“…for the thing which I greatly fear comes upon me, and that of which I am afraid befalls me…”Job 3:25 AMP [italics & emphasis mine]
A man came home from work in Mexico City area, where kidnapping was the order of the day, and found a note saying, “we have got your wife, we will call you later” he knew his worst fear has materialized. He called the police, who came in with the special force. In the midst of the interview with the police, the phone rang, the special services picked the tapped end first and then motioned for the distraught husband to pick his end, and guess what, his parents-in-law were on the other side. Evidently, they had taken their daughter to pamper her for it was her birthday.
Job said, “…what I greatly fear has come to me…” Fear, like Faith attracts; fear is believing negative thing will happen while faith is believing positive thing will happen…both fear and faith are beliefs. What we fear (or have faith in) remain predominant in our mind (consciousness/thoughts), and psychology teaches us that we attract what is predominant in our mind (thoughts)…hence, we need to renew our minds (Rom 12:2b), meditate on God’s word day and night (Josh 1:8) fill our minds with God’s words (Col 3:16) for both fear and faith comes by hearing. Mark 5:21-43 is a story of a ruler who believed Jesus could heal his daughter, when he heard that she had died, fear replaced faith, but, “…As soon as Jesus heard the word that was spoken, He said to the ruler of the synagogue, “Do not be afraid; only believe"…” Vv 36.
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