Living in Fear

One obstacle to the happiness we desire is fear.Because our lives are completely dependent on the gift of our Creator and because we lack perfect trust in his love, we live in constant fear of our vulnerability. This fear is so natural that we often don’t pay much attention to it. Nevertheless, our thoughts, feelings and actions are constantly influenced by a more or less conscious pursuit of security. The happiness God desires for us involves a freedom from these fears. Notice sometime how often references to fear or anxiety appear in Scripture and in the language of the Mass. But to free ourselves from these fears we have to first acknowledge and accept our weaknesses, insecurities, and vulnerabilities. And we can work toward accepting God’s unique plan for each one of us and grow closer to the Father who longs to free us from fear and lead us to perfect happiness. 

Do not tremble and do not be afraid; have I not long since announced it to you and declared it? And you are My witnesses. Is there any God besides Me, or is there any other Rock? I know of none. – Isaiah 44:8.

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