Fear Is

  • Fear is a strong emotional reaction to perceived imminent danger that is characterized by a fight, flight, or freeze response.
  • Fear can be real or imagined, rational or irrational, normal or abnormal.
  • Fear acts as a protective device placed in us by our Creator to activate all our physical systems when faced with real danger. Fear triggers the release of adrenaline in the body, which propels us to action—action often called “fight or flight.”
  • Fear is a natural emotion designed by God. However, fearfulness is not designed by God, for fearfulness implies living in a state of fear. The Greek word occasionally translated “fear” is deilia, which denotes cowardice and timidity and in the Bible is never used in a positive light. Living with a fear-based mentality or with a spirit of fear is not from God.

    2 Timothy 1:7 For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline.

(from Hope for the Heart Biblical Counseling Library © 2006 by Hope for the Heart.)

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Amid fears that the coronavirus will carve a deadly path through prisons and jails, counties and states are releasing thousands of inmates – New Jersey alone began freeing hundreds of people this week – and the federal prison system is coming under intense pressure to take similar measures.  Public health and corrections officials have issued dire warnings that cramped and unsanitary conditions could turn prisons into a haven for the virus, endangering not just inmates but also corrections officers and prison health-care workers as well as their families and communities.

From https://www.greenwichtime.com/news/article/Thousands-of-inmates-released-as-jails-face-15155940.php

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