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- Pages: 4
- Version: KJV
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A Cause for Fear?
Things that we have always considered to be safe activities—going to school or work, traveling, going out with friends, or going shopping—now require a second thought. It seems that each day’s news brings more information about potential risks to our safety.
Throughout our lives, it is calming and reassuring to know that someone is looking out for our safety. Loved ones tell children, “Don’t be afraid,” and do their best to protect them from harm. Governments and other agencies are also working to eliminate some of the sources of our fears through increased security measures and public health programs.
Delaying the Inevitable?
But these efforts, even if perfectly successful, can only serve to dull or delay our fears—especially our fear of death. That’s because easing the fear of dying today does not deal with the fear of dying tomorrow, or next week, or next year. Even if it were possible to assure a person’s long-term safety, our underlying fear of death would still be there, because we cannot change the fact that death is appointed to us all.
Sadly, many people will spend their entire lives dealing with various fears—and possibly even overcoming some of them—only to find that they hadn’t dealt with what should have been their greatest concern. Jesus said, “Fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” (Matthew 10:28). Jesus knew that we often fear death, but He also knew that there is something far worse than death. Because we “all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23), our never-dying souls are in danger of facing God’s eternal judgment. If anything causes us to fear, that should!
Removing the Biggest Fear
But in the Bible we also read how Jesus, the Son of God, came to earth as a man and died on Calvary’s cross, “that through death He might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil; and deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage” (Hebrews 2:14–15).
Jesus has provided the way of victory over sin and death! He summed it up well when He said, “I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live” (John 11:25). Even when our life on earth is over, those who trust Jesus Christ as their Savior will not face eternal separation from God, but rather will live with Him, sharing His blessings, for eternity!
Help for Each Need
Regardless of what is going on in the world around us, the Bible reminds God’s children that: “God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7). When we face life’s troubles, Jesus will tell us the same thing He told His disciples when they were in a boat in the middle of a storm-tossed sea: “Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid” (Matthew 14:27). Because God is able to work all things together for the good of His children, the Bible tells us 365 times to “fear not.” That’s a reminder for every day of the year!
Are You Ready to Let Go of Your Fears?
First, you need to enter into a personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ. To do this, you must recognize that your sin separates you from God, and turn to Him for salvation. When you put your trust in Jesus, He forgives all of your sins and promises you an eternal home with Him in Heaven. “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Next, make it a priority to read the Bible every day so you can learn more about how God cares for His children. Someone has said, “Feed your faith and your fears will starve to death.” Take your cares and anxieties to God, and He has promised to give you His perfect peace in return (Philippians 4:6-7).