My fear of someone dying

by Hannah
(Van Wert,Ohio,USA)

My babysitter Helen is 83 yrs old and when ever i hear or see an ambulance going down my street, i get REALLY SCARED!!! what should i do about this terrible fear???

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RE: My fear of someone dying
by: Rachel

I know that the death of a loved one can be difficult. In fact, my aunt and Grandpa both died this year and it was an emotional time for me and my family. In times like these I always find turning to God for strength is the most comforting. Here is a bible verse that has put my mind at ease when dealing with a loved ones death…

“Death has been swallowed up in victory. Where, O death, is your victory?
Where, O death, is your sting? The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” 1 Corinthians 15: 54-57

Something my grandpa said before his death will always ring in my ears. He said “With Jesus, there are no end days!” What this means is that we have heaven to look to and we need not be afraid of death.

I hope that this has helped you. I will keep you in my prayers.

Yours in Christ,


by: Hannah

I used to feel the same way about some of my loved ones. Behind every "irrational fear" is something that is really may think you don't have enough time with the person or that you won't get to say good-bye, or just afraid of what it will feel like to be without them or have them go. The fears we have about people dying or maybe even our own selves dying are real and can be consuming if we're not careful. Be on guard- I believe the enemy wants us to think that this is it! But this world is far from all we have to look forward to with those who know the Lord.

Hold fast to the Holy Spirit in you, as John 14: 26-28 speaks of. Jesus says the Father sends in his name, to be the great Counselor, to remind us of everything Jesus stood for with eternal life. His words are comforting to me: "Peace I leave with you, peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid."

I pray for peace for you right now...not to say that dealing with death isn't still tough...I've experienced the death of a lot of older loved grandparents. Know that there is a greater hope...enjoy the time you have with your babysitter and try not to think too much on what may or may not be yet.

In Him,

All Is Well...
by: Nmohr

When you hear any type of emergency vehicle racing to what your mind imagines to be the most horrific scene ever, before and instead of taking on the anxiety as if it is you in need of the rescue; Stop! and thank God - at that very moment - for all the things He has protected you from and continues to protect you from.
Then! immediately ask God to guide the emergency crews safely to their destinations and for the complete rescue of those who are in need of their services. In my experience, I have found that a prayer offered for someone actually going through the very things I fear totally frees me from the anxieties I may have of going through it myself. As of now, in this moment, all is well. Claim that blessing every chance you get! Hugs!

thank you for sharing
by: jess

i went through the same problem for a bit when my best friends grandpa was sick. they live across from me and i've grown close to his family over the years. the only thing that got me through it was known that even if he did pass away i would always have the memories, he wouldn't be in pain anymore, and that he was going to be in a better place. i hope things get better for you and her.

Hope in Christ Jesus
by: Sarah

Dear Hannah,

I can understand your feelings. You love your babysitter and do not wish her to be harmed or even to die. But you must know that we will all die some day. But death is not the end. We do not need to fear death because Jesus conquered death when He rose from the death and conquered the grave. Jesus has died for us and risen again, and we will no longer have to pay the penalty of death from our sins. Yes our bodies will die, but our souls will go to heaven to be with our Heavenly Father.

"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 41:10

And that is only the beginning! Life on Earth is a short time as compared to eternity that we will spend in happiness and joy in Paradise!

God knows you love your babysitter, but guess what? God loves her even more than you do! Death is not the end, it is actually a promotion to our eternal reward in heaven! And someday we will all get there. When the Lord allows someone to die on Earth, it is because their work on Earth is finished! And God wants them in heaven. Yes we will grieve and we will feel sorrow, but our sorrow must be different from that of the world. Because we have an eternal hope in Jesus. And that hope will not fail us.

"13Brothers, we do not want you to be ignorant about those who fall asleep, or to grieve like the rest of men, who have no hope. 14We believe that Jesus died and rose again and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him. 15According to the Lord's own word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left till the coming of the Lord, will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep. 16For the Lord himself will come down from heaven, with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel and with the trumpet call of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. 17After that, we who are still alive and are left will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. 18Therefore encourage each other with these words."
1 Thess 4:13-18

Hannah, do you know Jesus and does your babysitter, Helen, know Jesus as your personal Lord and SAviour? If you do, there is nothing to fear. God is with you and if you ask Him to bring forth comfort and relief from fear, He will help you. He is your present help in time of need. If you or Helen do not yet know Jesus, now is the time to ask Jesus into your heart. And when you do so, salvation will be yours.

In Christ,

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