Breaking the Fear Cycle
The Bible calls us to "fear not" on many occasions. But just how is that accomplished when every news item seems designed to get us wringing our hands? The real and the honest-to-goodness truth is that we have no promises that what we fear the most won't happen. Yet our fears do not deserve the deepest parts of us, nor do they deserve our attention or allegiance. Instead, we should offer our attention and allegiance to God, who is trustworthy, who is truth, and whose promises are real.
And the sooner we allow ourselves to address the truth about our fears, the sooner we can allow God in to redeem them. Once we gaze upon our fears with honest indignation, we can see that, yes, God is even bigger than the worst thing we can imagine. Leader's Guide Included.