“God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble."
Fear is one byproduct of modern life that we just can’t avoid. Our jobs are often in jeopardy, our marriages are under stress, and our children struggle with social pressures we could not even have imagined at their age. Let’s face it, the world is a dangerous place. These stressors, according to the experts, have produced an age of unprecedented anxiety. Some people turn to natural remedies, like the newly popular CBD products, to cope with the fear while others find relief in meditation. But for people of faith, the Bible remains a source of comfort in those troubled times when we are overwhelmed by fear and feel as if the walls are closing in on us.
The people of the Bible had to face their fears, too. The Israelites wandered 40 years in the blistering wilderness, facing hostile enemies on all sides and often having to survive with very little food. The disciples of Jesus faced the fear of persecution, during and after his lifetime. Sometimes they succumbed to it, but often their faith saw them through and enabled them to deal with the sometimes violent opposition to their new faith. Take your time to read and ponder each of these Bible verses about fear to help you overcome you own.