The Fear of the Future (4 of 7) by Jeff Schreve

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The Fear of the Future (4 of 7)
Series: God's Answer for Your Fears
Pastor Jeff Schreve
Psalm 46

If you have your Bible, please turn to Psalm 46, Psalm 46. As Larry said I had planned to preach "The Fear of Man." I'm going to do that next week. But wanted to change gears based on what's been going on in our nation. And I was thinking today. I guess it was about 14 years ago I had noticed that I had a little bump in my arm, just a little, little lump of something, and I thought, You know, that's kind of weird, but it's really small. It was about the size of a pebble. And I would notice it. If I was lifting weights, I would notice it because when my arms would be tight, it would kind of stick out. And I thought, That's kind of weird. I wonder what that is. And I didn't give it a lot of thought. And then, it started to get a little bigger, and I thought, Well, that's just not good. It's kind of unsightly. And so I talked to Debbie about it, and she said, "You need to get that checked out." She said, "That might be something that we need to get checked out." And I said, "Well, what do you think?" She said, "Well, you know, that's how cancer starts. It's like a lump like that." I said, "Nah, it's not anything like that." She said, "Go to the doctor." So I said, "Okay, I'll go to the doctor." So I remember I was thinking about that and I was thinking about her saying something about cancer and then the cancer word just got stuck in my head.

And I was driving in Houston. That was when I was still in sales. And I was driving down the road on 1960 and my heart just began to fill up with fear. And I started to have a conversation with myself. Have you ever had a conversation with yourself and yourself is just so negative?

And I said, "Man, Jeff, do you think this could be something bad?"

And Jeff said, "Yeah, I do. I think, I think it's something really bad."

I said, "Well, do you think it could be cancer?"

"Yeah, I think that's what it is. I think it's ...

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