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What Are Your Fears

Almost everybody has a fear or phobia, usually somewhat irrational. My fears are of the dark and heights. I know prayer can overcome these, but I still have trouble with darkness. I don't want to overcome the fear of heights! It is quite sensible! Describe some of your lingering fears.

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 ---melissa on 8/15/06
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A fear of snakes and flying tops my list. Even though I have flown before. I also allowed a snake handler to wrap a medium sized snake around my neck,once(Ugh!) I did it and felt better but I am still afraid of snakes.
---Robyn on 7/5/10

Spiders. I can't stand them. I think it't because when I was little someone kept threatening my family that they were going to put Black Widows in our house to kill us. I have neve gotten over this fear, and doubt I ever will.
---melia4558 on 12/10/07

Spiders scare me. I'm getting less afraid as time goes by. However, I really go out of my mind when they are huge...chills. Not so long ago we had a monster of a spider...yikes. I could hear all 8 legs running, in my mind at least. I know that I am bigger, but they are sneaky and can hide. Ugh.
---Kella3336 on 12/4/07

At least two other people here share my fear - deep water. Everyone's fears are a big deal to them as individuals but, in my case, no-one else seems to take me seriously. I am regularly told that 'love casts out fear' and, although I think that is said in love and meant to be helpful, it actually makes me feel extremely inferior, because they seem to have no fears (or have conquered them) and I havn't. Last week though I had a different, loving, response when someone said "God understands".
---RitaH on 12/3/07

Water. Because someone tried to drown me by holding my head underwater for a very long time. If her mother hadn't come outside the house in the nick of time, I would have been dead. I was given mouth to mouth and they took me to the hospital. I was 8 years old. I'm 47 now and still fear deep water. Other than that, nothing else except if the devil appeared to me. I'd RUN for the
---Donna9759 on 12/3/07

The scripture is clear on fear. All fear is of the devil and love is of God. The Word says perfect (mature) love casts out fear. It also says believers are to give no place to fear. So, why are you choosing to keep a certain type of fear, but deciding to give up another type? Be assured both are bad for you and will bring you harm because the enemy comes to steal, kill and destroy. Joy9988
---Joy9988 on 4/22/07

Perfect love of Jesus Christ casts out fear.
I am not afraid. I don't sit around wringing my hands with anxiety. I met Jesus as a child, He has never left me. I had to face a grizzly bear when I was 9 yrs old, that was entering my home. Jesus helped me pull large trunks from under a bed. I stuffed myself back under the bed and pulled the trunks behind me. Jesus was more than enough help that day. Humans came to my aid shortly, but Jesus will never leave us or forsake us. I am not afraid.
---Mountains on 4/21/07

When I was young, I asked endless questions.
Where are we going, Dad? What are we doing?
What's going to happen?
Today I have to sit still and listen.
Father, where are we going? What's going to happen? The Bible gives us planning and order in chaos. Jesus takes away anxiety, fear, nervousness, unbelief and doubt.
---Mountains on 4/21/07

besides heights and darkness, I fear Christ will come and some of my family are not saved. That is my biggest fear.
---shira on 4/21/07

I have no real, heart-pounding, make you unable to do something fears. I'm not afraid of heights, I just really don't like them. I scream at spiders, but I can still managed to get close enough to one to stomp on it. But, I have one that I refer to as a a quiet fear, its the idea of going through life unnoticed. Worse than that, leaving this life unnoticed. Those are the thoughts that make my heart skip a beat.
---bethie on 8/23/06

Praise God that this topic led to so much honest and loving response!!!!! We should be building each other up and trusting one another - we are the family of God! Amen? My prayers are also with all who have suffered in ways that have created lasting fears. Rest in Jesus.
---melissa on 8/18/06

My biggest fear is letting go and let God use me in the way he needs to for his glory. I'm thinking, "what are they going to think"? I mean if God tells me to go and pray for someone I take the oil bottle and do it. But if the spirit moves upon me to speak in tongues, but I quinch the spirit I know I shouldn't. I don't let God move through me like he should. I have felt his power alot of times, but I just need to break this fear and shove in Satan's face.
---Rebecca_D on 8/18/06

I do have a fear of heights, but that is because I am afraid of falling. But a bigger fear then that for me is displeasing God, or disappointing Him. That is my biggest fear. All of the other things I rely on Him, and the fear goes away.
---Dottie on 8/18/06

I fear members of my family finding me, or my present family. Its been 15 years since they knew where I lived, we moved 2 times to escape them, as they are to make it simple, kooks. They believe I must 'submit' to them. My wife, having seen them, called my phobia 'justifiable paranoia.' The chance of them finding me is between slim and none and 'Slim' probably left town but sometimes, through completly irrational I still worry they will find me as they are commited to their beliefs, or should be commited.
---MikeM on 8/18/06

I have inherent fear towards people who are manipulative. What kind of phobia is that? Is there a name to it?
---Raine on 8/18/06

I use to feel terror at bedtime. My fear came from all throughout my childhood I would be awakened by screams and crashes as my mother and father fought, physically sometimes. Dad was a violent alcoholic and mom had bipolar disorder.
As I have grown in my walk with the Lord, God has helped to heal that fear and has given me a boldness. It took reciting the verse, "7For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind." 2 Timothy 1:7
---Madison1101 on 8/17/06

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Thank you for your prayers.
---lynet on 8/17/06

I fear deep water because I do not know what is under there. I think I'm like this because a long time ago I was swimming in Lake Michigan and I stepped on a slimmy pile of seaweed and it freaked me out.
---sue on 8/17/06

Donna9759 , I am in agreement with your prayer for sister lynet, In Jesus Name. --Mrs. Morgan
---Mrs._Morgan on 8/17/06

lynet, may I pray for you? You can't counsel demons. Father God, in the name of Jesus, I bind every foul spirit that is tormenting lynet in Jesus name. I command them bound in Jesus name. You cannot operate in lynet's life. I bind you in Jesus name. I command you to loose her by the blood of Jesus and in Jesus name NOW in Jesus name. Thank you Father God that you have given us authority to trample upon serpents and scorpions and over all the power of the enemy, so that nothing shall injurey lynet.
---Donna9759 on 8/17/06

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I'm not sure if it is night or sleep, I lean towards sleep.
Because of a past history of being awakened from my sleep and molested, I became so fearful and traumatized, I stopped going to sleep. This went on for about five years. I still find it difficult to sleep at night. If I'm not exhausted, and woorn out I wake up fully as soon as I hit the bed. I get by on three, or four hours, I'm almost always fatigued. It's been this way since I was ten years old, I'm 54 now, and I've been to counseling:)
---lynet on 8/16/06

From the time I was a baby, till this past winter, I had a deep fear of abandonment. God has been busy healing me of that, and I am grateful for that.
---Madison1101 on 8/16/06

Donna, bless your heart. I am glad you are here with us today. When I read that it broke my heart. People on these blogs sure do need to be more compasionate because we don't know what the other fellow has been thru and we don't know how someone is hurting and needs to hear a kind word. I will strive to do that more. shira 5965
---shira on 8/16/06

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