Thursday in the Second Week of Lent

The man who fears suffering is already suffering from what he fears — Montaigne

I am not a big fan of using the word suffering. It seems to be overused and exaggerated. However, today’s passage rings true. Perhaps we can use a different word but if we fear something it in some ways controls us. If I fear that I have an unknown health issue, for example, then that fear consumes my existence and health. If I fear the loss of someone close to me, then I am already losing that individual. There are a million examples. The psalmists ask God not to eliminate their problems but to take away for their fears for a reason. Jesus says, ” Fear not.” for a reason.

This Lent let us concentrate on the elimination of our fears not our problems. Talk to God about those fears and God will ease them.

About the author

Webb Hubbell is the former Associate Attorney General of The United States. His novels, When Men Betray, Ginger Snaps, A Game of Inches, The Eighteenth Green, and The East End are published by Beaufort Books and are available online or at your local bookstore. When Men Betray won one of the IndieFab awards for best novel in 2014. Ginger Snaps and The Eighteenth Green won the IPPY Awards Gold Medal for best suspense/thriller. His latest, “Light of Day” will be on the bookstands soon.

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