Everyone is afraid of something or some things. This does not make all of us cowards; bravery is going forward even though one is afraid. Anyone who literally has no fear is probably suffering from a genetic disorder called Urbach-Wiethe disease. Not having any fear is a recipe for disaster.
That being said, very few of us enjoy being afraid, I mean really afraid, not the fear we seek in a “haunted house” or a roller coaster. We are afraid of failure, people we love dying, English class, dogs, a vast array of things make us afraid. So what do we do when our fear doesn’t go away when we think it through or talk to a friend? One of the things we can do is turn to Scripture and in particular the Psalms.
This week’s sermon, and there is only one as there was no service at Knox Presbyterian in Briercrest, is about how the Psalms in general and Psalm 27, in particular, might be applied to our fear(s). Let me know what you think.