Q. Is it wrong in the eyes of the Lord if I have fear of the unknown despite that I asked and ask His forgiveness and His help and I trust Him with everything? I handle hard my bad feelings, especially distress and fear. Are these feelings equal to doubt in the eyes of the Lord? I have problems with the definition of doubt, what the Lord counts as doubt.
A. In the secular world fear is considered natural, a warning sign to be alert for danger. In the Spiritual world, John wrote that perfect love casts out fear. (1 John 4:18) If you’re afraid that you’ll somehow miss out on the Bible’s promises, then you aren’t trusting the sufficiency of the Lord’s work on your behalf. You’re listening to other voices that are trying to make you doubt. Doubt is a lack of belief or trust. It causes fear. Study John 6:37-40 and Romans 8:38-39, two very clear statements on the unconditional nature of His promises. Then rebuke the voices who counsel fear.