Let’s talk about fear.
The funny thing about fear is that, to quote Mark Twain, “I have known a great many troubles, but most of them never happened.”
Someone defined fear as “False Evidence Appearing Real.”
There is enough trouble in the world without imagining more. The prophet said, “Say to those with fearful hearts, ‘Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine retribution he will come to save you’” (Isaiah 35:4).
Here’s the takeaway: fear is not inevitable; it is a choice. In recovery, it is common to fear relapse or our spouse’s relapse. But all your fear of tomorrow really does is rob you of your joy of today.
Say no to fear. That’s not always easy, but it is always the right thing to do.
Recovery Step: Plato said, “We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light.” Say no to fear, starting today.