These days any of us can find ourselves speeding down a busy freeway or highway or even a country road to get to our destination no matter what the reason is, late for work, late for a date, trying to get there ahead of everybody else to get the better seat, etc. A small fear is that we won't get there at all. No matter where 'there' is, sometimes all we can do is pray the other car doesn't hit us, or the various other detainments won't cause us some form of pain. Some of us check our faith at the front door and leave it home, and unless some dreadful unbelievable event happens, nearly none of us bring it (our faith) up to another soul during our day.
However..., it seems fear fills each of us as in the fear of:
13, number- Triskadekaphobia.
666, number- Hexakosioihexekontahexaphobia
8, number- Octophobia.
Abuse: sexual- Contreltophobia.
Airborne noxious substances- Aerophobia.
Alcohol- Methyphobia or Potophobia.
Alone, being- Autophobia or Monophobia.
Anger- Angrophobia or Cholerophobia.
Animals, wild- Agrizoophobia.
Anything new- Neophobia.
Atomic Explosions- Atomosophobia.
Automobile, being in a moving- Ochophobia.
Bald people- Peladophobia.
Bald, becoming- Phalacrophobia.
Beaten by a rod or instrument of punishment, or of being severely criticized- Rhabdophobia.
Beautiful women- Caligynephobia.
Beds or going to bed- Clinophobia.
Bees- Apiphobia or Melissophobia.
Blood- Hemophobia, Hemaphobia or Hematophobia.
Blushing or the color red- Erythrophobia, Erytophobia or Ereuthophobia.
Body odors- Osmophobia or Osphresiophobia.
Bogeyman or bogies- Bogyphobia.
Bound or tied up- Merinthophobia.
Bowel movements: painful- Defecaloesiophobia.
Brain disease- Meningitophobia.
Bridges or of crossing them- Gephyrophobia.
Buildings: being close to high buildings- Batophobia.
Bums or beggars- Hobophobia.
Burglars, or being harmed by wicked persons- Scelerophobia.
Cancer- Cancerophobia, Carcinophobia.
Cats- Aclurophobia, Ailurophobia, Elurophobia, Felinophobia, Galeophobia, or Gatophobia.
Ceremonies, religious- Teleophobia.
Changes, making; moving- Tropophobia or Metathesiophobia.
Childbirth- Maleusiophobia, Tocophobia, Parturiphobia, or Lockiophobia.
Choking or being smothered- Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia.
Clocks or time- Chronophobia.
Cold: extreme, ice or frost- Cryophobia.
Colors- Chromophobia or Chromatophobia.
Computers or working on computers- Cyberphobia.
Confined spaces- Claustrophobia.
Contamination with dirt or germs- Misophobia or Mysophobia.
Creepy, crawly things- Herpetophobia.
Crosses or the crucifix- Staurophobia.
Crossing streets- Agyrophobia or Dromophobia.
Crowds or mobs- Enochlophobia, Demophobia or Ochlophobia.
Dark place, being in- Lygophobia.
Dawn or daylight- Eosophobia.
Death or dead things- Necrophobia.
Decisions: making decisions- Decidophobia.
Demons- Demonophobia or Daemonophobia.
Dirty, being dirty or personal filth- Automysophobia.
Disease and suffering- Panthophobia.
Disorder or untidiness- Ataxophobia.
Dizziness or vertigo when looking down- Illyngophobia.
Doctor, going to the- Iatrophobia.
Dogs or rabies- Cynophobia.
Drugs or taking medicine- Pharmacophobia.
Duty or responsibility, neglecting- Paralipophobia.
Eating or swallowing- Phagophobia.
Failure- Atychiphobia or Kakorrhaphiophobia.
Feathers or being tickled by feathers- Pteronophobia.
Fire- Arsonphobia or Pyrophobia.
Flowers- Anthrophobia or Anthophobia.
Flying- Aviophobia or Aviatophobia or Pteromerhanophobia.
Fog- Homichlophobia or Nebulaphobia.
Foreigners or strangers- Xenophobia.
Forests or wooden objects- Xylophobia.
Forgetting or being forgotten- Athazagoraphobia.
Friday the 13th- Paraskavedekatriaphobia.
Ghosts or specters- Spectrophobia.
Gods or religion- Theophobia.
Hair- Chaetophobia, Trichopathophobia, Trichophobia, or Hypertrichophobia.
Heaven- Ouranophobia or Uranophobia.
Hell- Hadephobia, Stygiophobia or Stigiophobia.
Holy things- Hagiophobia.
Horses- Equinophobia or Hippophobia.
Hurricanes and tornadoes- Lilapsophobia.
Ignored, being- Athazagoraphobia.
Insanity- Dementophobia or Maniaphobia.
Insects that cause itching- Acarophobia.
Jumping from high and low places- Catapedaphobia.
Kidney disease- Albuminurophobia.
Kissing- Philemaphobia or Philematophobia.
Knowledge- Gnosiophobia or Epistemophobia.
Lightning and thunder- Brontophobia or Karaunophobia.
Lights, glaring- Photoaugliaphobia.
Lockjaw or tetanus- Tetanophobia.
Loud noises- Ligyrophobia.
Love, falling or being in- Philophobia.
Medicine, prescribing by a doctor- Opiophobia.
Men- Androphobia or Arrhenphobia or Hominophobia.
Mirrors or seeing oneself in a mirror- Eisoptrophobia.
Motion or movement- Kinetophobia or Kinesophobia.
Narrow things or places- Stenophobia.
Newness- Cainophobia, Cenophobia, Centophobia, or Cainotophobia.
News: hearing good news- Euphobia.
Night or dark- Nyctophobia.
Noises or voices, speaking aloud, or telephones- Phonophobia.
Nuclear weapons- Nucleomituphobia.
Nudity- Gymnophobia or Nudophobia.
Numbers- Arithmophobia or Numerophobia.
Ocean or sea- Thalassophobia.
Odors or smells- Olfactophobia.
Old people- Gerontophobia.
Others, dependence on- Soteriophobia.
People in general or society- Sociophobia.
Pins and needles- Belonephobia.
Pleasure, feeling- Hedonophobia.
Poisoned, being- Toxiphobia, Toxophobia, or Toxicophobia.
Rabies- Cynophobia, Hydrophobophobia, Hydrophobia, Kynophobia, or Lyssophobia.
Radiation or x-rays- Radiophobia.
Railroads or train travel- Siderodromophobia.
Rain- Ombrophobia or Pluviophobia.
Rat, great mole- Zemmiphobia.
Responsibility or duty, neglecting- Paralipophobia.
Responsibility- Hypengyophobia or Hypegiaphobia.
Rivers- Potamphobia or Potamophobia.
Road travel or travel- Hodophobia.
Rooms, empty- Cenophobia or Centophobia.
Running water- Potamophobia.
School, going to school- Didaskaleinophobia.
Scratches or being scratched- Amychophobia.
Sea or ocean- Thalassophobia.
Self, seeing oneself in a mirror- Eisoptrophobia.
Sex, opposite- Heterophobia or Sexophobia.
Shadows- Sciophobia or Sciaphobia.
Sin or of having committed an unpardonable sin- Enosiophobia or Enissophobia.
Single: staying single- Anuptaphobia.
Sitting- Cathisophobia or Thaasophobia.
Skin lesions- Dermatophobia.
Sleep or being hypnotized- Hypnophobia.
Smothered, being or choking- Pnigophobia or Pnigerophobia.
Snakes- Ophidiophobia or Snakephobia.
Speaking- Laliophobia or Lalophobia.
Spiders- Arachnephobia or Arachnophobia.
Stage fright- Topophobia.
Stairs or climbing stairs- Climacophobia.
Standing up- Stasiphobia.
Stared at, being- Ophthalmophobia.
Stars- Siderophobia or Astrophobia.
Steep slopes- Bathmophobia.
Storm, thunder- Brontophobia.
Taste- Geumaphobia or Geumophobia.
Thunder and lightning- Astraphobia, Astrapophobia, Brontophobia or Keraunophobia.
Tickled by feathers or feathers- Pteronophobia.
Tied or bound up- Merinthophobia.
Tornadoes and hurricanes- Lilapsophobia.
Touched, being touched- Aphenphosmphobia, Haphephobia or Haptephobia or Chiraptophobia.
Trains, railroads or train travel- Siderodromophobia.
Travel or road travel- Hodophobia.
Undressing in front of someone- Dishabillophobia.
Vomiting secondary to airsickness- Aeronausiphobia.
Wax statues- Automatonophobia.
Weight, gaining- Obesophobia or Pocrescophobia.
Wind- Ancraophobia or Anemophobia.
Witches and Witchcraft- Wiccaphobia.
Words- Logophobia or Verbophobia.
Work- Ergophobia or Ponophobia.
Wrinkles, getting- Rhytiphobia.
X-rays or radiation- Radiophobia.
And this is not a complete list of things that we as people are fearful of. And I'm sure that even you could add something to the list.
So you're driving down the highway late at night and fall asleep, (unbeknown to you, of course), and you drive off the road into a ditch. Upon stopping you wake up to see the dust settling around you and you immediately check yourself out and make sure everything works! It does and you feel lucky. Then you look around to see the twisted machine and know your luck wasn't so good. You begin to realize you're not sure where you are on the map, on this cross country trip, because you thought you could save some time by taking this short cut.
There you are in the middle of nowhere, in the middle of the night, and the clock is ticking. Is that smoke rising from under the twisted hood, and what's that smell? Is it oil? What does oil actually smell like? Or is it gas? Is your sniffer off? Why can't you remember what gas smells like? And if it is gas how much time do you have before it starts a fire? Can you get out? You get those chills down your back. And you say a quick prayer (Help me Lord I know I'm in trouble and I can't do this without you!).
Deuteronomy 28:65-67 - 65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind: 66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: 67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
Psalms 64:1-5 - 1 Hear my voice, O God, in my prayer: preserve my life from fear of the enemy. 2 Hide me from the secret counsel of the wicked; from the insurrection of the workers of iniquity: 3 Who whet their tongue like a sword, and bend their bows to shoot their arrows, even bitter words: 4 That they may shoot in secret at the perfect: suddenly do they shoot at him, and fear not. 5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter: they commune of laying snares privily; they say, Who shall see them?
Psalms 111:9&10 - 9 He sent redemption unto his people: he hath commanded his covenant for ever: holy and reverend is his name. 10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.
Help is on it's way. God will give you the strength to get through your trials and tribulations as long as you trust in Him like He trusts in you. If you have faith in Him like He has faith in you. your vehicle may be bent and twisted and you may not be able to get to your mom and dad's anniversary on time like you planed but Jesus knows where you are. Will you give your fear to Him and walk with Him?