You Can Get Free From Fear - For Those Afraid To Get Their Freedom - Passover Inspiration
Fear is not all bad. Fear can be good or bad. It all depends on what one fears and the effects of that fear on one's quality of life. Fear at the basic level is what helps with our fight, flight or freeze response when we are faced with various stimuli. The word of God also encourages us to fear God because it is good for us.
“So now, Isra’el, all that Adonai your God asks from you is to fear Adonai your God, follow all his ways, love him and serve Adonai your God with all your heart and all your being; 13 to obey, for your own good, the mitzvot and regulations of Adonai which I am giving you today."
However, fear can become negative when:
- It holds you back from doing positive things.
- It causes you to sin against God.
- It leads to anxiety and depression.
- It paralyzes and prevents you from moving forward.
- It makes you a slave.
Fear that is left unmanaged can eventually lead you not only to feeling like a slave but an actual slave and that is why you need to be free from the negative effects of fear.
If fear has been holding you back, paralyzing you or preventing you from moving forward, rest assured you are not alone. Fear among other things is what caused the Israelites to be slaves for 430 years while they were living in Egypt. Despite the debilitating effects of fear, you don't need to be a slave to fear. You can gain freedom from fear.
Moshe answered the people, “Stop being so fearful! Remain steady, and you will see how Adonai is going to save you. He will do it today — today you have seen the Egyptians, but you will never see them again! 14 Adonai will do battle for you. Just calm yourselves down!”
The beautifully powerful story of passover is the story of moving from fear to freedom. It's the message of God helping the Israelites become free from fear. It's God's promise of moving you from slavery to deliverance.
God was able to deliver the Israelites from 430 years of slavery and fear and he is able to deliver you too. You just need to put all your trust in God's ability to deliver you.
Don't allow fear to hold you back. Allow God to deliver you from your fear. Become free from fear today.
You can read the passover story from the Torah (Exodus: 1 - 12) and learn how God used Moshe to help deliver the children of Israel from fear and slavery