What can man do to me?

“Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, "Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you." So we say with confidence, "The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?"” Hebrews 13:5-6 (NIV)
We worry because we are afraid. Afraid we won’t have enough; afraid that what we have is not adequate.
     Biologists believe that fear is among the first and strongest emo­tions developed in man and animal. Fear and anxiety haunts us and can absolutely paralyze us. We fear what happens outside our control. God wants us to trust Him.
The only answer to this fear is Jesus; the one who will never leave us alone. When John saw the risen Christ in His glory on the isle of Patmos, he said, “When I saw him, I fell at his feet as dead. But he laid his right hand on me and said, "Don't be afraid! I am the First and the Last. I am the living one who died. Look, I am alive forever and ever! And I hold the keys of death and the grave.” Revelation 1:17-18 (NLT)
When the angel brought his message to Mary, he said, "Don’t fear." When Jesus called Peter to follow Him, He said, "Simon, "Don't be afraid!” When speaking to Jairus about his daughter in Luke 8, Jesus said, “Don’t be afraid, just trust me.”
It was the manifest present of Jesus that calmed the disciples’ fears. Christ never says to us, "Don’t fear, here is a million dollars," or "Don’t fear, here is a miraculous drug." He says, "Don’t fear. It’s me. Trust me." Jesus' presence always drove out fear and it still does. Our greatest strength during times of fear is the manifest presence of Jesus.
 -Pastor Dino Griffin