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Fear of missing out
Pastor Matt Ewart
by Pastor Matt Ewart
October 14, 2023

“So the LORD God banished him from the Garden of Eden to work the ground from which he had been taken” (Genesis 3:23).

You have it in every stage of life. As a child, you don’t want to go to bed while the adults are still awake. A little older, and you get a sick feeling when your friends are at a party but you were not invited. When older, you don’t want to miss out on time with the young people you love.

Fear of missing out looks different for everyone, but it is always there in one form or another. What does that currently look like for you?

The reason I am so convinced that everyone wrestles with this is because it goes back to the very beginning. We were created to dwell with God in his paradise. But sin changed that.

Adam and Eve were the first to experience the loss of God’s presence in the Garden of Eden. Ever since then, we have within us a spark of fear over all the other things we stand to lose.

Maybe your fear of losing something stems from the fact that you have already lost something or someone precious. I understand how fear can be part of you.

But because of Jesus, fear does not have to rule over you. He promises to restore everything that was lost in Eden. Live by faith in the One who conquers every fear.

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