Faith Not Fear

 - September 11, 2001--Fear and humiliation gripped all Americans and people of other countries who believe in democracy.

America has operated, for many years, under a sense of false security. We have felt that terrorism could not happen on our shores—not large–scale terrorism. But we are quickly finding that we have no place of absolute security. Our lives have been changed forever. Fear, frustration and uncertainty of the future flood our minds. The future seems bleak and we ask ourselves, "What is next?" At such a time as this there is a still, small voice announcing to us, "Peace I leave with you; My peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27)

Trust moves us from fear to faith. "It’s better to take refuge in the Sovereign Lord of the Universe than to trust in man" (Ps. 118:8). This faith, or confidence, is in the One in whom there is ultimate security and certainty. Unlike the stock market. Unlike some of your acquaintances. Unlike your position. In what, or whom, are you trusting?

This One in whom we have faith, unlike the towers of the World Trade Center, will never crumble. He is our High Tower who not will fall, no matter what the circumstances. He is our High Tower who can withstand disasters and the unknowns. (Proverbs 18:10)

As President Bush spoke to the nation on the evening of the attacks, he quoted Psalm 23: "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for You are with me."

The almighty God offers to take away the fear and uncertainty from your life, as you put your faith in Him.

Fear Not, Fret Not, Faint Not
Dr. John Stoll
Pastor and counselor Dr. John Stoll gives a biblical view of stress, societal evil and God's promises regarding the answers.

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