- Cathy Sweeney
Letting Go of Fear
In April, 2014, Disney’s latest blockbuster “Frozen” opened in its final market (Japan), and global sales pushed close to the $1.1 BILLION mark. First day DVD and Blue Ray sales, including presales, hit 3.2 Million, escalating in May to over 10 million sold. The animated feature was nominated for several industry awards, taking home Oscars for both “Best Animated Feature Film” and “Best Original Song” for Let It Go.
What is it about this song that resonates with so many of us? Is it the catchy tune? The lyrics? Read these lyrics with me; sing along if you can:
“It’s funny how some distance, Makes everything seem small And the fears that once controlled me, Can’t get to me at all.”
What are you afraid of? What’s your greatest fear? Public speaking, heights, spiders, the dark…..so many things make us uncomfortable. But this song isn’t about the more common phobias; no, this song …. yes, this film….reminds us that when we embrace the passion that God has put inside each of us, we have nothing to fear at all. Take a step back, look at the big picture, and know that God is there, through it all.
Psalm 27:1 reminds us of the same: The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?
I don’t always remember this. I am afraid sometimes. Change is never easy, but we all encounter it. Yet when I walk down those unknown paths, to a new adventure waiting, I have God beside me every step of the way. Holding on to that comfort makes it so much easier to let it go.