The Cure for Fear

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

A recent survey conducted for Wall Street Journal Europe revealed that half of European respondents believe global society is getting worse—21% said things are getting a lot worse. Many are filled with fear caused by things like terrorism and war, crime and family problems, disease and disaster.

In spite of these worries and fears, many admitted that they were doing nothing to help bring change, while 34% said they were trying to improve the world by “living as a moral and good person.” Only 3% of those between the ages of 15 and 29 (and 8% of those over 50) were looking to God or religion for help.

Christians can understand why there are so many fears in the world. The Bible warns that we will go through difficult times—that a storm is coming. Yet, even those who know God need to deal with the reality of fear and worry.

David faced fear throughout his life, and he realized that his only hope was to turn to God. He could call on Him anywhere, even “from the end of the earth.” He called on Him when his heart was faint, asking Him to “lead me to the rock that is higher than I.” He knew he could count on God to be his refuge and a “tower of strength against the enemy.”

Today, are there fears in your life? Do you have any worries? Be like David. Cry out to God. Take refuge in Him. He will keep you safe!