In the world but not of it

March 5, 2010

The FUD Factor…

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When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer. Psalms 94:19

Many of us understand the FUD factor. FUD is that acronym we’ve come to use to express Fear, Uncertainty and Doubt. FUD can be a great motivator to either run to God or run from Him.

Fear has also been used as an acronym in itself; False Evidence Appearing Real…

What does FUD stem from in our lives? Actually the answer seems surprising and almost deniable but the truth is that it all comes from pride that masks itself in the form of insecurity and ultimately produces the emotions we translate as FUD about any given situation in our lives.

You’re saying “wow, that is pretty deep”…not really, but perhaps it is a transparent look at what is really going on in our hearts.

When I find myself fearful about a situation, uncertain about the outcome to the extent that I am anxious and stressed and doubting how it will all get resolved I am really saying that my God is not big enough to handle it.

The reason this is true is because we have endless promises in the Bible that relate to God’s protection, provision and providence in our lives and we have several commandments not to be anxious, stressed, fearful…all followed by God’s comforting words to us that He is there to sustain us.

When we experience FUD it is saying that we don’t or can’t have control over a given situation. It is saying that the outcome seems to be beyond our ability to shape it, manipulate, change it, direct it, etc…

This means that we must do something that does not come very easy for us; trust the Lord.

Did you ever notice that small detail…that when God tells us not be afraid or anxious He always finishes the sentence with what He will do or has done to give us the comfort and strength to move forward?


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