Not so long ago, all kids had to be scared of was the monster or two that lived in their room. One under the bed and one hiding in the closet. All it usually took was some reassurance from mom or dad to get the kids off to sleep. And now, as an adult, I sometimes wish for that simpler time. Now the problems are bigger and harder to solve. Some may not even be solvable. And yet in the midst of all this, life goes on.

You find a way to quell your fear, to hide it so it doesn’t peek out, so no one will know your life isn’t perfect. But it’s ok to be scared. It’s ok to be afraid. Even as an adult, it’s ok.

Then you have to come to terms with your fear whatever it may be. It’s either that or fear will hold you paralyzed while life rushes by. You wake up years later and wonder what happened. So face it, head on, just like the knights of old in a joust. Here, though, you hold all the advantages. Pick up your lance and charge. It’s all up to you at this moment. It’s all in your hands. Well, actually, it’s more in your mind but you get the idea.

There is one thing to do before all the rest. That is tell Jesus. Yes, pray about your fear. He will come into your room and chase away the monsters under your bed or the ones hiding in your closet. He will go through it all with you. And yes, if you are wondering, even I have challenges and fears. Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to yell for Dad. Dad will come. He is there always ready to help His child. So if you are hurting or afraid, then yell, yes yell, for Dad. Jesus, or Dad, will be right there for you and He will comfort you.

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