How would you console someone who is afraid of flying, perhaps after watching the videos or viewing the shots below:
We could assure our friend that the media sells us what sells. Sprawling stories of a plane crash sell well. These stories are reported with far greater intensity than the more frequent automobile crashes claiming many more lives…
You can offer the offer the words: “Que Sera, Sera”, whatever will be will be, Hakuna matata, don’t worry, be happy. Fatalism offers little hope, but “appears” to let go of fear….
We could affirm that he should be afraid, very afraid. How can we be certain things will stay as they are? How are the strict laws of nature maintained?
Flying is only the beginning of a whole host of fears that ought to overwhelm us….what about death & disease, natural catastrophes, war, financial ruin, germophobia, STD’s? (For a more comprehensive list go here.)
I happen to suffer from Tokophobia more than Amy does… 🙂
I encourage you not to minimize fears we and our friends are facing. Rather, expand on them and show the strength and power of God in keeping you from being petrified by fear. Fears provide excellent opportunities for us to testify of our absolute, almighty and personal Savior who upholds all things by the counsel of His sovereign will.