Living With Fear

We are certainly living in uncertain times. Almost daily the news carries reports of international terrorism, domestic terrorism, and crime. We need to learn to live above fear. Jesus said, “Let not your hearts be troubled. You believe in God. Believe also in me.” He also asked the disciples, “Why are you so fearful?”

It is easy to be fearful. We tend to fear things we cannot control. Modern terrorism is certainly something we cannot control. Terrorism touches each of our hearts because while we certainly care for the victims, we also realize it could have been us. We may be the next target if we are in the wrong place at the wrong time.

But Jesus said, “Have faith in God.” With God in control of our destiny, we can realize that we will never be in the wrong place at the wrong time. God is in control. Jesus said, “I have all power in heaven and on earth.” He has the power to protect us. This should give us a confidence to go about our lives without worry or fear.

What if something bad happens? What if we do fall victim to terrorism (or crime)? For the believer, “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord.”

And that is not all bad, is it?

Something to think about.

Pastor Jim

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