I was reading about the fear of writing today and ran across this statement:
F.E.A.R. is an acronym for False Evidence Appearing Real. There’s no true threat of immediate physical danger, no threat of a loss of someone or something dear to us, actually nothing there at all.
Isn’t that exactly what we do when we experience the bad fear I wrote about the other day? We let False Evidence Appear Real. I like that! I did an object lesson in church the other day about living by faith and not by sight. I illustrated it with some famous op-art. Take a look at this one: How many legs does this elephant have?
The children kept counting and guessing…their eyes were playing tricks on them! We do the same thing when we live in F.E.A.R. We must live by believing what God says.
For we walk by faith [we regulate our lives and conduct ourselves by our conviction or belief respecting man’s relationship to God and divine things, with trust and holy fervor; thus we walk] not by sight or appearance.
2 Corinthians 5:7 Amplified Bible