Fear drives many of the emotions that cause us to try and work ahead of God. Fear drives many of the other emotions that we might not realize come from fear: anger, resentment, jealousy, hatred, sadness, un-forgiveness, greed, pride, depression, anxiety… I’ve heard fear describe with the acronym: False Emotions Assumed Real. Many times we add more weight to a situation which in turn creates in us more emotion. Eventually the amount of emotion we attach to a situation becomes uncontrollable and the false assumptions creep in. These false assumptions act as fuel for the emotions that take us away from reality and toward the coping emotions where there is not truth and healing is impossible because the source is so far removed from the new reality.

Published by Thomas Hopkins