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Global Uncertainty: Overcoming Fear and Worry

Jun 8, 2024

There has been no shortage of things to worry about in the last few years, with one national or global crisis after another. Gripping fear has consumed people at times. Most recently, anxiety has centered around the border crisis, wars in Israel and Ukraine, and how these affect our economy and national safety. To make matters worse, our news media is untrustworthy, and we must rely on smaller news outlets to report the truth. And the truth is hard to find with an Administration that needs to be more forthcoming with information.

Indeed, fear and worry rob us of joy and precious time. Matthew 6:27 is pretty direct: “Can all your worries add a single moment to your life?” They do more harm than good, taking our eyes off God and onto things out of our control. When we focus on obstacles, we lose sight of the objective – eternity in Heaven with Jesus. Our faith will triumph over fear if we take everything to God in prayer and leave it at the feet of Jesus!

Further, Paul said in Philippians 4:6-7: “Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then, you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.” We might feel silly or think it is too small of a request for God, but it isn’t! When we feel overwhelmed, we can say, “This is too much, Lord. Please take this worry and fear from me and help me to trust you with things I cannot control.” God is more powerful than anything that burdens us! He will help us overcome and change our perspective to one that depends on Him for peace and reassurance in times of trouble. He wants so much more for us than a life full of fear and worry!

Call to Action

Are you a worrier? Do you allow things out of your control to weigh heavy on your heart? If so, ask God for help in this area. He will give us peace that surpasses all understanding! (Philippians 4:7).

“Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).

“For God has not given us the spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline” (2 Timothy 1:7).

“Fearing people is a dangerous trap, but trusting in the Lord means safety” (Proverbs 29:25).

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world” (John 16:33).

Prayer

Our Heavenly Father, Your name is high above every name and we praise You today! We ask You, Lord, that You take any fear and worry from us over things going on in the world that we cannot control. Give us peace in our hearts, our homes, and around the globe. Remind us to trust You with everything and come to You in prayer, even with the small things. We thank You for your goodness to us! In Your name, we pray, Amen!

Final Thought

God’s perfect love casts out all fear. Rejoice in Him today and know He’s got you!

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