Heart-Failure from Fear
“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken” (Luke 2 1:25, 26).
Some folks are hard to convince. They have this warped “head-in-the sand” philosophy that things aren’t that bad and will soon get better. These people are gullible and ill-informed. Since the Bible over the millennia has been deadly accurate, its predictions regarding the future will likewise come to pass.
Do your homework: are things really getting better and do the facts really bear out the view that the world is only on a minor downswing? Then why are so many fearful of the kind of world their children are growing up in? What about a looming serious depression? Concerned about foreclosure of your home? Are you still working? A national indebtedness of trillions of dollars – – doesn’t bother you? These are just the very “tip of the iceberg!” We haven’t even addressed natural calamities, the threat of wars and the very real prospect of death.
The Bible is very clear about it: things are going to get dreadfully bad – like the world has never experienced before – ever (just read Matthew 24:21 and Daniel 12:1)! That’s why people will experience heart-failure from sheer fear!
For then there will be great tribulation, such as has not been since the beginning of the world until this time, no, nor ever shall be. Matthew 24:21
“At that time Michael shall stand up, The great prince who stands watch over the sons of your people; And there shall be a time of trouble, Such as never was since there was a nation, Even to that time. And at that time your people shall be delivered, Every one who is found written in the book. Daniel 12:1
Anxiety, Fret, Fear, Worry
“Casting all your care upon Him (Jesus Christ), for He cares for you” (I Peter 5:7).
The apostle Peter knew what it meant to be fearful. He was a sinner just like the rest of us and was at times plagued with human concerns. Although modern psychology will distinguish and delineate between the terms used in the title, for our purposes I have lumped these together to indicate a nagging agitation of the mind due to circumstances often beyond our control. And that’s the problem: we do not want to lose control over our lives. Mistakenly, William Henley wrote in Invictus that “My head is bloody, but unbowed, .. .I am the master of my fate; I am the captain of my soul.” (He knows better now)!
We are constantly bombarded with those things that cause us to worry or be anxious. And it’s not getting better (inflation, taxes, death,
plagues, unemployment, wayward children, wars, immorality, etc.)!
The Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, bids us come to Him and cast our burdens on Him (Matthew 11:28f.). He is waiting to hear from you and to help you trust in Him alone! He alone offers peace for a troubled world.
Take God’s Word for it – – there is only one remedy, and that is to place your trust in Jesus Christ alone for everlasting life. He died on the cross for your sins and arose the third day He will forgive you and provide peace in your heart for these troubled times.
Don’t delay – – this may be your very last opportunity to do so! Click Here if you have not placed your trust in Jesus.