Stress: A Dressed-Up Word for Fear

This Spooky Season is a good time to remember that while fear is fun during Halloween, it is not our natural state of being–or at least it shouldn’t be.

Fear Not is a persistent message in our scriptures. There’s a reason for that. It’s good for us not to be afraid.

Of course, even the most faithful among us will still experience fear and stress and worry. That’s just part of life. It is, however, good to remember that that’s not our natural or desired state…and it’s not what God wants for us.

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Rev. Anne Russ is an ordained pastor in the Presbyterian Church (USA), currently based in New York City. Doubting Believer provides tools and encouragement for the rollercoaster ride of your faith journey. Follow me on Facebook , Instagram and YouTube. You can also follow on TikTok. Get emails to keep up with all that is happening.

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