Don't Be Chicken
When I was a kid, I liked the movie, THE GHOST AND MR. CHICKEN. Don Knotts was the main character. He was challenged to spend the night in a haunted house. Well, he made it through the night, but he was almost scared to death! Literally. Are you afraid? Even the great apostle, Paul, struggled in this area. In Acts 18:10, God came to Paul in a night vision and said to him, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent; for I am with you.” Just as God’s Word came to Paul to calm his fears, God's Word comes to you and me to calm our fears. Remember Psalm 23, we walk THROUGH the valley of the shadow of death; we don't live there permanently. We can face the fears of life with great confidence, knowing that He will see us through. Now that's REAL HOPE.