Nine Terrifying Things You Don’t Have to Fear!
Disease: The Fear of Serious Illness “I have been asked hundreds of times over the years, ‘Were you afraid when you were dealing with cancer?’” explains Dr. Jeremiah. “The simple answer is ‘Yes.’ I may be a pastor, but I’m also a human being. Cancer is just as much a threat to me as it is to anyone else in terms of the emotions involved – specifically, the emotion of fear. Christians are not exempt from the malfunctions of creation or the emotional responses to them. Every time I return to the clinic for my CT scans, all the original emotions come flooding back. I wasn’t then, and am not now, afraid to die. But I was afraid for my family and my ministry and the unforeseen complications of a serious illness. I learned it is possible to trust God and experience fear at the same time – without letting fear get the upper hand.”