The top two fears are death/dying and public speaking according to Statistic Brain Research Institute. I can address both of those, I thought, as I love speaking and having lost a son, the fear of death for myself is gone. I know where I’ll be and it’s lovely.
So I said sure – I’ll write a post about overcoming the fear of death and dying for your overcoming fear series, Valerie.
How in the world does one overcome the fear of death and dying? For me, it was the loss of my 20-year-old college aged son, Kyle. I no longer feared death or dying – for myself – after losing him.
But how do you overcome the fear of death or dying…are you asking yourself that question?
God is good even when circumstances are not. God’s so gracious; He gave me a beautiful dream the morning of Kyle’s service. In the dream, I saw Kyle dancing with Jesus, then the picture below two days later. May I share that simply erased all fear of death for Kyle and for myself as it comforted me so exquisitely.
God’s word promises He will comfort those who mourn. I can attest to the truth of His Holy Words about comfort. God actually says we are blessed. His presence is sufficient for all situations, including the loss of someone near and dear to you.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
Matthew 5:4 (NIV)
If you have loved and lost, take comfort. Look into the Word of God, seeking solace. It abounds!
The three things that impacted me most powerfully, enabling me to face death and dying fearlessly for my son and myself, follow. I pray these steps guide you into a fearless place as well.
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The rest of the post and the DanceWithJesus linkup are being hosted on Valerie Murray’s Cordof6.com website today. Join her during January and February for the Facing Fear Series.