Fear is a powerful motivator. When we are afraid, we are uncomfortable and will do whatever it takes to move to a more comfortable position. Fear can paralyse, but if fear can be tapped into, and then a means of escape provided, it can be
This year has given us a great deal of opportunity to reflect on anxiety, and particularly on a biblical approach to anxiety. We have heard sermons about it, read articles about it, and prayed about it. Perhaps you’ve had your fill of thinking about anxiety.
There was a time when David ran for his life from murderous Saul. At that time, he fled to Philistia to find refuge with the king of Gath (1 Samuel 21:10–15). When he arrived in Gath, the Philistine king’s servants were suspicious. They believed that
The temptation to anxiety is something that plagues us all at various points and to varying degrees. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, with its effects on our jobs, savings, lives, and loved ones, we are tempted now, perhaps more than ever, to worry.