Because summer traveling means experiencing the unfamiliar, it can bring up big feelings, such as worries about having a bad experience, and a whole collection of possible fears: flying, getting injured abroad, language barriers, unknown foods, climbing to the top of the highest waterslide in the park, swimming with dangerous fish, being attacked by a wild animal when camping, or getting robbed. These fears can suck the joy from our vacations. But there are fears we carry all year that are burdensome too, such as the fear of failing, fear of dying, fear of the future, fear of repeating the past, fear of particular people, fear of not having enough. Sometimes our actions or behaviors act as a mask to cover what we truly fear. Wise people work to identify their fears so they can process them and live with more trust of God.
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