The fear of the unknown.

As we usher in the new year with a bright hope and tremendouus goals that we intend to achieve and already made up resolutions, something is yet not adding up. Good or bad, there’s only so much that we could do about it. It’s what keeps us going and gives life its essence. For without it life would have been very structured.
One very affluent man who once had it all laid down, a five year plan. He was married to the most beautiful woman you might have ever laid eyes on. She was elegant. They had two adorable kids, a dental practise that was flourishing, expensive cars in the drive way and a private jet. Everything, you name it, they owned. In a period of five years, they would be completely debt free and they would be ownwers of their real estates and so much more.
long before their goals were met, before children had grown up and before the 5 year plan was accomplished, the wife killed the husband who was caught cheating. Now who would have guessed that?
The fear of the unknown; this minute we are here and the next we are gone. We fear not seeing our children grow into adults and attend their graduations, weddings and play with grandchildren, we fear flying in the airplane because it might be carrying a suicide bomber even with the TSA trying to bring new rules and regulations, we fear that we might never see a loved one again even with the assurance that they are safe, we fear that as we drive off into the free way we might not make it to our destinations even with a completely serviced vehicle and a careful driver, we fear not seeing another new year even if we do everything right, we fear not being accepted to that new job that we just applied for as hundred others just applied for the same position even if we are qualified, we fear that we might lose our homes even if we have stable jobs now, we fear that a burglar might break into our homes even when we live in a safe neighborhood and have ADT security surveillance, we fear that we might fail a major test and not graduate even when we think we are well prepared, we fear that we might end up with a dangerous disease that has no cure that might kill us even with all the technology and medical inventions even if we eat a well balanced diet and exercise, we fear that we might not achieve our goals even with perfect planning, we fear that when we die we might not make it to heaven even if we pray everyday, we fear that an earthquake or a bad storm might attack at any minute or the earth might sink into the ocean, or that a meteor might suddenly fall from the sky and destroy the earth even if the scientists claim to be prepared, we fear that the economy might crush so bad that it might never resolve even with the best presidential candidate, we fear not knowing what we shall eat or wear tomorrow even when we have some money and an appetite and a closet full of clothes, we fear not knowing what will kill us and even worse when our last day here on earth will come even if we think we are in control of our lives. What is important is to TRUST in the Lord because he holds the future.


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