This morning I had the honor of giving a lecture on the importance of fathers to a group of family advocates. Standing and delivering a speech to a group of people is one of the top fears for most folk. In my case, however, I’ve never been scared of talking in front of others, it’s just not a big deal. There are, however, plenty of other things which frighten me. Certain fears can be rational to some and irrational to others but their power to intimidate, shake us to our core, force us to act or not act in specific ways is very real.
“We have nothing to fear but fear itself,” should bring comfort but for some fear has the ability to overwhelm. In the midst of panic, worry, anxiety, feelings of helplessness and hopelessness our greatest source of strength is accepting our powerlessness. For it is when we recognize our need of being rescued we can be saved.