Afraid?

Slow down. Breathe deep. Enter a meditation minute and see what happens when the words of Jesus become a real-time conversation with you about fear.

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Fighting your fears is easier than you think.

Maybe you’re afraid of what’s gonna’ happen to the economy. Maybe you’re afraid of spiders. Whatever fear you’re struggling with, once you understand WHY you’re afraid of that thing, the next step to overcoming fear is learning HOW to fight your fear.

In this video you’ll look into an account of Jesus and pull out a simple but powerful principle you can use to fight your fears.

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Chances are, you’ve never tried to do what Jesus says to do about worry.

Worry doesn’t just steal our happiness. Like falling dominoes, worry robs our health, our diet, our blood pressure, our relationships, and more.

So it shouldn’t surprise us that Jesus, who says he came to GIVE us a full life, would like to stop worry and anxiety from robbing us of that life.

But his teaching is so subtle, so fast, it’s rarely practiced. Let’s see what happens when you give it a try.

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where Jesus wants to teach you about
worry only takes about a minute hey my
name is Chris Paulo and welcome to what
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worry and I don’t know what’s causing
you to worry right now maybe it’s a loss
of something or to fear something that
you feel threatened whatever it is
there’s this one time where Jesus is
teaching a particularly anxious group of
people and he tells them do not worry
look at the birds they neither sow or
reap or store in barns and yet your
heavenly Father feeds them and on the
surface we’re like okay that’s nice
Jesus look at the birds okay what else
you got but this is actually one of
those teachings that I think people know
but actually don’t practice because in
one of the biographies of Jesus written
by a man named Luke the word for look
that he uses there is consider or wave
or gaze upon until something is
discovered weird that you and I would
use for that as meditate so here’s what
I’d like to do right now I’d actually
like to practice this teaching of Jesus
and so whatever you’re feeling right now
whatever you’re doing right now let’s
just press pause on all of it and we’re
gonna put up a live cam of birds right
now who are doing their bird thing and
and we’re gonna see what we discover
when we do what Jesus suggests and
consider the birds it’s just one minute
you can do this you ready here we go
[Music]
yes so what did you discover for me
personally there is something about
their carefree nature and there’s
something about like just the way they
went about their business but but now
that we’ve considered the birds
Jesus has three follow-up questions that
he asks ready so the first question he
asks is kind of rhetorical he says are
you not more valuable than the birds and
he’s not saying the birds aren’t
valuable he’s just saying that on the
sliding scale of life there’s birds but
you are more valuable than birds to your
heavenly Father and then the second
question he asks is can any of you by
worrying add a single hour to your life
worry subtracts our energy it subtracts
our attention it subtracts from our
happiness you get exercise to extend
your life you can eat healthy to extend
your life but worry will not extend your
life and then we get to our third
question and this one’s not rhetorical
this one’s actually for reflection and
he says since you cannot do this very
little thing why do you worry about the
rest and here Jesus is being kind of
blunt he’s bringing us to a recognition
of what we can and can’t control and
when we’re faced with that uncertainty
of what we can’t control we have two
choices either worry or trust and so I’d
love to hear your answer in your
comments below why do you worry about
the rest gonna take a little bit of
honesty but I really I think we’ll all
benefit from this discussion so I look
forward to hearing what you have to say
we’ll see you soon

Whatever your fear is, you’re actually not really afraid of that thing.

Maybe your phobia is spiders. Or maybe you’re afraid of heights. Or public speaking. Whatever your fear may be, a psychologist named Dr. Mark Albrecht suggests you’re actually not really afraid of that thing in particular, you’re afraid of something much deeper.

Specifically, your fear finds its source in one of five categories, and when you hold these five categories up and compare them to what Jesus says about fear, suddenly the rabbi’s words redefine what it means to conquer your fears.

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– Whatever it is you’re afraid of,
you’re actually not afraid of that thing.
[funky slow music]
Hey everybody, my name is Chris Paavola,
and welcome to What Jesus Says About.
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So you can respond for yourself.
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So, what are you afraid of?
Maybe you’re afraid of heights,
maybe you’re afraid of spiders,
or public speaking, or
maybe you’re like me
and you’re afraid of snakes.
Blech.
Now when you look at what
Jesus says about fear,
you actually see that you’re
not afraid of that thing.
You’re not afraid of spiders,
you’re not afraid of heights.
You’re actually afraid of something else.
And to get to these words, though,
we need a little bit more backstory
and context than we normally do.
So hang with me, because
at the end of this account,
we’re gonna get to what
Jesus says about fear
and how it connects to
your fear, specifically.
Now in this account, Jesus
arrives by boat in a village.
And everybody hears that, oh my goodness,
this famous rabbi miracle
worker is in town.
And so this huge crowd of people
rush out to go see him.
And while everyone is crowding around him,
a city leader named Jairus comes
bursting through the crowd,
falls at his feet, and begs Jesus
to come heal his dying daughter.
So Jesus hears Jairus’ request,
and he agrees to go with him.
But as the two of them are
walking towards Jairus’ house,
Jairus’ family and
friends meet him halfway.
And they bring him the terrible news:
His daughter is dead.
It’s in this moment
that Jesus turns to him
and says, “Don’t be afraid, just believe.”
And then Jesus keeps walking to his house.
We don’t know how long they walked,
but I’m sure for Jairus, it
felt like a very long walk.
And finally they get to the house.
And when they walk in, they see
the scene that you would expect-
There’s people crying, and wailing.
But the account goes that
Jesus walks up to her,
grabs her hand, and says, “Little girl,
“I say to you, get up!”
And immediately, this girl gets up
and starts walking around.
Now I get it, this is an incredible story.
And if you’re struggling
to believe this one,
you’re in good company.
‘Cause I’m a follower of Jesus,
and this one challenges my faith.
But in the middle of
this incredible story,
notice what Jesus says about fear-
He says, “Don’t be afraid, just believe.”
And this is finally where we
start to see the connection
between what Jesus says about fear,
and your fear specifically.
There’s a psychologist named Dr. Albrecht,
and he was studying all the phobias,
and all the fears.
And he realized that no
matter what the phobia is,
no matter what the fear is,
they all come down to one of five sources.
To put all of those fears
into layman’s terms,
they are loss, isolation,
worthlessness, pain, and death.
So, if you think your fear is spiders,
you’re not actually afraid of spiders.
You’re afraid that the
spider’s gonna kill you.
Or if you’re afraid of needles,
you’re not afraid of needles,
you’re afraid of pain.
Or if you’re afraid of public speaking,
it’s not that you’re
afraid of public speaking,
you’re afraid of rejection and isolation.
Whatever it is you’re afraid of,
you’re actually not afraid of that thing.
You’re afraid of one
of these five sources.
This is where it’s so
fascinating to consider Jesus.
Why?
Because Jesus claims he didn’t just come
to speak to these things or address them.
He came to end them.
Instead of loss, he came to give.
Instead of isolation, he came
to bring you in the community.
Instead of worthlessness,
he came to bring you value.
He came to give you healing
where you feel pain.
And he came to give you
life, even though you die.
This is why I think this
channel is so important.
When you hear what Jesus says
about loss, isolation, or worthlessness,
or pain, or death,
when you hear what Jesus
says about these things,
you experience, in a small way,
what Jairus felt, when he heard Jesus say,
“Don’t be afraid, just believe.”
So my friends, by the way,
I didn’t ask, what is your fear?
Go ahead and leave that comment below.
And also, if you’re interested
in what Jesus says about
mental or emotional health issues,
I’ve got a playlist right
here for you to check out.
Thanks so much and we’ll see you.

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