The Snare of Fear

The Snare of Fear

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Fear and anxiety confront us on every side – wars and violence, crime and diseases, job or boss problems, practical relationship issues, an uncertain future, financial pressures.

In many ways, fears are fostered by concerns over what others might say or do. But the Bible reminds us that fear of other people causes us to falter because it “brings a snare.”

The Hebrew word here suggests a noose or hook used for catching animals. In other words, fear of other people literally can hook us in and draw us deeper as if we were caught by a noose. This fear distracts, traps, and controls us.

What is the answer? The Bible simply says that if we want to be “exalted,” we will trust in the Lord. This means not giving in to worry and fear, no matter what others say or do, no matter the circumstances, whether or not we feel threatened.

Our greatest defense and protection is to trust Him. Our greatest weapon is not giving in to fear or anger, but resting in Him and letting Him defend and protect us.

Does any person or situation cause fear in your heart and mind? Commit that situation or person to the Lord. Turn everything over to Him. And place your trust in Him. Don’t be snared by fear. Commit your needs to Him. Make Him the Rock on whom you depend.