As I was reading the book I kept wondering what craven fear meant. I thought that it meant something really dreadful. After all Craven Fear was someone that Much-Afraid dreaded most. So, I decided to look up craven this morning and was surprised with what I found.
Craven means defeated or vanquished. Also, lacking the least bit of courage : contemptibly fainthearted. Isn’t that an awesome definition? The fear that Much-Afraid feared was already defeated. He didn’t have courage…he really had no control over her.
So many times I live as though there is so much to fear. What I forget is that God has already defeated the fear. It only has the power that I give it. So, why do I live my life that way? It is that “I” get in the way of what God has done. I chose not to trust, I want to control. When I obey I have peace and joy.
There it is; the decision. Will I chose to trust and obey and experience the peace I’ve been given, or will I chose to fear and live with something that has already been defeated?