Fear is a Four Letter Word

18 thoughts on “Fear is a Four Letter Word”

  1. Low on trust, high on fear is pretty much my constant state. I am working on it…giving it a lot of thought and prayer these days. You have helped clarify my thoughts a bit more here today, Andie — I appreciate thayt!

  2. Not only did I hear the phrase, I actually had my mouth washed with soap when I was about 5 years old! It tasted horrible, so I learned my lesson.

    I won’t say I am never afraid, but I have grown in trust.

      1. I can still remember my mom running the yellow, rose-shaped soap across my front teeth. If only, as you suggest, Andie, she had helped me wash my frontal lobe too.

  3. I often remind myself not to think the “what-if’s.” Imagining the worst doesn’t accomplish anything productive, and so I just try to move on, live smart and healthy choices, and take each day, experience as it comes. I’m a walker too, and walking seems to iron out those what-ifs, bringing a new perspective to ways of thinking.

    1. Joanne, I used to think that the ‘worst case scenario’ was a good strategy but no more. I like your ‘take each day as it comes’ words. I think that I should begin to take more walks, thanks.

    1. Thanks Daily, I really need to read more of Rohr. Everytime someone quotes him, I really like what he says. I think that I’ll pick up “Radical Grace” it sounds good, and I love the title.

  4. I read again your post this morning, and was struck by the following line.

    “It is very difficult to let go of fear because sometimes we feel that if we let go of the fear, we are letting go of the control.” I never linked ‘fear’ with ‘control’. Yet it is so true. Thanks!

  5. Fear of the Lord and the burning bush story always make me stop in my tracks !! It’s one of those paradoxes again right ?
    Standing on holy ground does make me feel a liitle shaky !
    Blessings

  6. Yes Andie, I do remember that saying… If God were anything like our parents I wonder what he would wash our mouths out with to teach us that trust is better than fear???

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