Dr. Billy Graham,
one of my mentors and a fellow evangelist, once said, “The Bible is not an option. It is a necessity.”
Often, when people struggle with fear or anxiety, I see them turn to self-help books, lectures, and so-called “experts” for advice on how to cope. Sure, sometimes these things can be helpful, but for the ultimate Truth and God’s Word, I always seek answers in the Bible.
When dealing with anxiety or fear, God’s Word has a lot to say. Hebrews 13:6 says, “We can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear, for what can man do to me?”
And in Philippians 4:6-7, the Bible says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
Consider, for a moment, your life. What can you stop worrying about? What can you stop carrying? As followers of Jesus, we can be confident in knowing that God is with us to help us through our struggles.
For more wisdom for you, and others in your world, I urge you to open up the Bible this week and spend some time in God’s Word.
“As followers of Jesus, we can be confident in knowing that God is with us to help us through our struggles.”