Faith or Fear?

Faith, which is trust, and fear are opposite poles. If a man has the one, he can scarcely have the other in vigorous operation. (Alexander Maclaren, 19th-20th century English minister)

Some people are concerned about their faith. Like the seeking man in the Bible, they plead, “help me overcome my unbelief!” But, as he learned, it’s not the amount of faith or trust, it’s the object. What (whom) do we trust? When we place our faith in the all-powerful and all-wise source of faith, we can live fearlessly.

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