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THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HEALTHY FEAR AND UNHEALTHY FEAR… By Elena Ramirez
There is a difference, I believe, in what kind of fear is healthy, and one that is not healthy. I am older, I am just sharing. I believe this is wisdom. But, I know some people will not accept this, thats o.k. Its not up for debate, or argument. I am just obedient, to God, to bring perspective. And you know what, it helps me, to understand.
But the healthy fear, one can have, and is King James scriptural. Is the fear of God. It is spoken of often in my Bible. I take it to heart. I don’t just reverence God, I FEAR GOD!
LET US HEAR THE CONCLUSION OF THE WHOLE MATTER: FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HIS COMMANDMENTS: FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN. ECCLESIASTES 12:13. KJV.
I love my King James bible for bringing perspective.
Anyway, fearing God… Its one of the most healthiest things, I have learned to do. It keeps me out of hot water, it keeps me out of sin, it reminds me who has my soul. Who can change things for me. It reminds me, how fragile really our lives are, and how we so need God. In little things, and big things. The bottom line in fearing God, is knowing, He has power to send my soul to heaven or hell. Thats healthy. To fear almighty, God.
Healthy fear, is just common knowledge, sometimes, not to do something, not to go somewhere, that could be dangerous. But that really does require submission to God.
The unhealthy fear, one can have, really is sneaky, and can come from the enemy himself. If we do not have fear of God, or if we just are not prayerful, or we put our guard down. God tells us, He does not give us a spirit of fear. So then that tells me the enemy sends it.
FOR GOD HATH NOT GIVE US THE SPIRIT OF FEAR; BUT OF POWER, AND OF LOVE, AND OF A SOUND MIND. II TIMOTHY 1:7. KJV.
Unhealthy fear….That kind of fear, can come, to paralyze, you. To be afraid, to even live. To fret, to get paranoid. To distrust, even others. But sometimes, that is your gut instinct, from the Holy spirit, so you have to test it. Anyway, an unhealthy fear may cause you to just live in a way, where you are not fulfilled. Where you may get a false sense of reality.
I am not a psychiatrist, but to be honest, the ways of the world, and the ways of God are so much different, in relating to why things happen. I choose to trust the ways of God.
When something happens, to someone you love, and you see how some people are not kind, but manipulative, and they hurt others, or scam others, you do get that guard up. I have had a few of those in my life. Yet, I always choose to go on, and be the best I can be in Christ, and to forgive. And to know the difference.
Recently, this happened to me, because it happened to someone I love….and well it just made me think….
We learn from our experiences. It affects us. And today, it just reminded me, of the difference, between healthy fear, and unhealthy fear. I have stumbled, I have had both fears, unhealthy, and healthy, but what always has healed me, is the fear of God.
He will take care of everything else concerning me. Or you, if we just trust Him, and yes fear Him, as scripture says.
I could write a book on this….. maybe I will. It just depends on what kind of support I get, from God, and others in the interest…..But I hope it helps someone with fear.
Fear my friends, if unhealthy, really is not healthy for your soul. I do know this. Truly the fear of God, changes that.
What I am about to tell you is truth, but some are going to get angry. Because they stand on one scripture, but they forget to look in the rest of the Bible. And I am talking about a King James bible.
This scripture, many take to heart, and they don’t think anything separates us from Christ. They stand on it, and sadly they don’t see that there is more, that can separate us from Christ. There is more to it….
WHO SHALL SEPARATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST? SHALL TRIBULATION, OR DISTRESS, OR PERSECUTION OR FAMINE, OR NAKEDNESS, OR PERIL OR SWORD? NAY IN ALL THESE THINGS WE ARE MORE THAN CONQUERORS, THROUGH HIM THAT LOVED US. ROMANS 8:35-36. KJV.
So, they will argue they will debate it. They will twist it, and look for the loop hole in it.
To defend that they can sin, that once saved is always, saved. But its not. They think their salvation is secure. And they think they don’t have to worry about it. Wrong.
Friend, sin, separates us from God. We serve a Holy God. One without blemish. And yes we can by the blood of Jesus, by repentance, by going to the cross, we can receive holiness. We can receive the promise of that above scripture.
But if sin, is there, and it is not repented. That scripture will not give you that promise, unless you repent. Because if you have sinned, after receiving Christ, you will make your salvation null and void. People do not like hearing that, but even in Ezekiel 33, we are told, to warn each other, and that includes a righteous person.
Please look at this carefully. Sometimes, we can miss it. And there are many reasons, why we can miss it. Perhaps, your Sunday school teacher did not address this, or the pastor. Maybe you are using a corrupted bible, that has translated words, and meanings, so you don’t see it.
But sin, separates us from God.
BEHOLD THE LORDS HAND IS NOT SHORTENED, THAT IT CANNOT SAVE; NEITHER HIS EAR HEAVY, THAT IT CANNOT HEAR; BUT YOUR INIQUITIES HAVE SEPARATED BETWEEN YOU AND YOUR GOD, AND YOUR SINS, HAVE HID HIS FACE FROM YOU, THAT HE WILL NOT HEAR. Isaiah 59:1-2. KJV.
The only cure for that is to repent.
AND I GAVE HER SPACE TO REPENT OF HER FORNICATION; AND SHE REPENTED NOT. BEHOLD I WILL CAST HER INTO A BED AND THEM THAT COMMIT ADULTERY WITH HER INTO GREAT TRIBULATION, EXCEPT THEY REPENT OF THEIR DEEDS. Revelation 2:21-22. KJV.
Hope this helps you. Maybe you repented, when you first accepted Christ. But repentance, dear friends, should even be daily. Because we all can miss it. We all fall short of the glory of God. We all sin, even when we don’t think we are. Thats pride, if you think you are above all that. Seriously.