“The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Fear is often a part of marriage, or any serious relationship. We fear abandonment, we fear the loss of our beloved’s role in our life, and ultimately we fear the loss of their presence to death.

They’e all valid things to dread. Spouses walk out, get sick, die.

We can’t control any of these things. We can’t force long-term love, and both illness and death are unavoidable parts of life.

What we can control is hope we respond. This life and the relationships in it are but loaned to us by God. We eventually have to give everything back, and we’re left with that with which we started.

Our relationship with the Almighty Himself. Everything will fall away, but He promises to be the same yesterday, today, and forever.

It’s not that we have nothing to fear, but there is an Ally who will help us fight that very real enemy in our soul.