No More Fears

Phobia is a term we use to describe fear. It is something we call when we are afraid of something, someone, or some event in our life which we can never explain to anyone. When you try to search through the web, you will see that the list is endless. And there are even some that you might think is kinda odd, but they do exist.

Check out They even alphabetized the list for easy reference. Let me share them some of the most common with you.

  • Achluophobia- Fear of darkness.
  • Agliophobia- Fear of pain.
  • Altophobia- Fear of heights.
  • Androphobia- Fear of men.
  • Catapedaphobia- Fear of jumping from high and low places.
  • Cleithrophobia or Cleisiophobia- Fear of being locked in an enclosed place.
  • Cynophobia- Fear of dogs or rabies.
  • Dromophobia- Fear of crossing streets.
  • Entomophobia- Fear of insects.
  • Glossophobia- Fear of speaking in public or of trying to speak.
  • Haphephobia or Haptephobia- Fear of being touched.
  • Necrophobia- Fear of death or dead things.
  • Tonitrophobia- Fear of thunder.

And some with very special kind of fear.

  • Pentheraphobia- Fear of mother-in-law. (Novercaphobia)
  • Peladophobia- Fear of bald people.
  • Papyrophobia- Fear of paper.
  • Paraskavedekatriaphobia- Fear of Friday the 13th.
  • Testophobia- Fear of taking tests.
  • Venustraphobia- Fear of beautiful women.
  • Pogonophobia- Fear of beards.

There are so many things wherein one could be afraid of which other people don’t feel so. Sometimes, they may even think that the other person is crazy for being afraid of something. But let us not judge one another. Maybe some of the people have experienced something bad which made them fear that something. Personally, I have a fear in something that is rather unique (well, that’s what I believe in haha). I fear of life size dinosaurs found in parks. Do you think it’s weird? Well, I do so too. I mean, I am not afraid of live animals. I can go near animals in a zoo. Except that I could not even go near an inanimated animals or creatures, and I am not sure why. Hopefully someday, I will be able to conquer this fear of mine. Maybe some other time. Hihi 😀

In this life, our fears will never be limited to something. There may be some other small things which we fear about, or they could be big things, which I don’t know and will never understand. But one thing is for sure, God will be there to guide and protect us from our fears.

Isaiah 41:10 – “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 43:1 – “But now, this is what the Lord says…Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine.” 

God wants us to put our worries and fears to Him. He wants us to pray and seek Him whenever we are afraid. Tell Him all our worries. Leave the burden to the Lord. He will be the one to protect us from harm. Let Him do what needs to be done. And always remember that we are His, and no one else’s child. And that He will always be there no matter how bad our situation is in. 🙂

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