Worry and stress are at all-time levels in America at this time. The compounded stress of two years of COVID interrupting our lives has taken a toll. Then we have the added stress of the Ukraine war with Russia, inflation, border security, rising crime and political divisions. This stress has resulted in a dramatic increase in alcohol consumption, drug addiction and undesired weight changes.
Jesus commanded his followers that they should not fear or worry about the challenges of life. To disobey Jesus and worry is to sin, which oftentimes brings the very things that we feared happening into our lives. How can we therefore overcome fear and worry?
The amazing answer that the Bible gives us is that we should have only one fear in our lives. When we have that one fear, we need not fear anything else, either circumstances, people or the future.
Proverbs 1:7 (ESV) The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge; fools despise wisdom and instruction.
The Bible teaches us that we are to fear God alone. We are to both love God, submit our lives to him and to fear him. Jesus explains further the difference between fearing man and fearing God.
Luke 12:4-5 (ESV) “I tell you, my friends, do not fear those who kill the body, and after that have nothing more that they can do. But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!
God is all powerful and holds the eternal destiny of every person in his hands. The greatest disaster that could happen to any person is to spend eternity in hell. Everything else in this short life is nothing when compared to that eternal future.
My message, Should You Fear God? will teach you how to overcome worry and anxiety by learning to fear God. Click the button below to watch the message and gain access to the free study guide.
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