I know so many people…close friends and relatives that are plagued with ‘panic attacks’.
You very seldom heard of this malady in years past…but now it has spread to epidemic proportions! At first it was the older folks that seemed to have these. Not long after, we heard of middle aged, and even young adults being afflicted. Now…it has even come to those of a very young age.
What is happening? Why is this curse so prevalent in today’s society?
Now, keep in mind…I’m speaking from experience. In fact, I “experienced” it last night! My ten-year old son came down with a cold. His nose became stuffy, and he just didn’t feel too good for most of the day. I doctored him up with the usual home remedies and over the counter medications, and he seemed to be feeling better. However, when bed time came, he kept coming into my husband’s and my room into the wee hours of the morning. Finally, after hours of being woken up every ten to fifteen minutes, I told him to bring his blankets and lay in our room. That worked for awhile…but not for long.
You see, FEAR had gripped his little heart and he was afraid if he went to sleep…he wouldn’t wake up!
How many times has this type of fear gripped your heart and soul? How about the time you got laid off and was worried about finances? Or when your marriage was on the rocks and you were at a loss as to ‘how to fix it’? What about the time when the doctors report came back…and it wasn’t good news? We’ve all been in a place at one time or another when FEAR took over and commanded our steps!
But the Bible says:
26 Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?27 Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?
28 “And why do you worry about clothes? See how the flowers of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. 29 Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. 30 If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you—you of little faith?
Also, look at this….
Be sure…”God, Himself, is looking over your shoulder…” -2 Timothy 4:1 Again in Luke 4:10-11 it says, “For it is written: ‘He will command His angels concerning you to guard you carefully; 11 and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.’”
The world may fear because they don’t KNOW the Lord of heaven and earth…but if you know Him…and I mean truly KNOW Him as your Lord and Savior, you have nothing to fear!