A man afraid of spiders spotted one in his Seattle laundry room. In order to get rid of it he grabbed a lighter and a can of spray paint. There is no report about the fate of the spider but the house caught fire causing about $60, 000 dollars worth of damage. That is a lot to get rid of one spider.
Fear does that in a lot of ways. We have an irrational fear that keeps us from effectively serving the Lord. “Fear not,” God says, “I am with you.” --Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell.
Isaiah 41:10 (NASB) 'Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.'