“You need not be afraid of sudden disaster or the destruction that comes upon the wicked, for the LORD is your security. He will keep your foot from being caught in a trap.” (Proverbs 3:25,26 NLT)
If Believers actually believe The Word (and not selectively, but comprehensively), we would never fear–anything. We know that when it rains, it rains on the just as well as the unjust. So, when disasters approach, our response should be to communicate with the One who can keep us safe, not running through the streets–or blowing up the Internet with doomsday prophecies. The Lord is our security–He will keep us from being caught in a trap–when our faith is in Him and Him alone!
We have so much Word that supports our ability to see disasters and yet not be afraid. The phrase, “Fear not” occurs 144 times in the Kings James Version, “Be not afraid” 4 times, and then my favorite–“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power, love and a sound mind.” We are reminded by Jesus that, “In this world we shall have trials and tribulations, but He has overcome them all.” Do we believe The Word?
Then if we believe what God says–we need to stop allowing media sensationalism to sway us in our thinking or behavior. We have the mind of Christ (if we are truly Born-Again) and I cannot imagine Christ being afraid of anything nor would He promote rumors or uphold the lack of journalistic integrity we are bombarded with on a daily basis.
We need to look to Him–the author and finisher of our faith-and not be overly anxious about anything, but exercise Godly wisdom in everything.
When we learn to completely depend upon Him–without leaning to our own understanding–then we can trust Him to do exactly what He said He would and we have no need to fear the outcome! Hallelujah!