Aug 07 – Fear of Needles

Recently I read of a husky soldier who fainted just before he was to get a needle.. He was experiencing what is known as “Belone phobia” a fear of needles This fear is especially troublesome if the person is a diabetic. But there are needles as short as 4 millimeters and as fine as a 32 guage, called “needles to take the fear away.” They must be a comfort to people so afflicted. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a needle to take away all fear such as fear of failure, ill health, the future and other concerns? Well it is not a needle, but our Heavenly Father promises to remove our fears? He said in the book of Isaiah, “Fear not, for Iamwith you; Be not dismayed, for IamyourGod. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand..” When we have Christ in our lives, we find as John later wrote, that “perfect love casts out fear.” Or as the old gospel song puts it, “take your burden to the Lord and leave it there.”

Pastor Alex Rockwell