There are many things that are going on in the world right now that have many people worried. There are countless terrorist attacks, diseases, and numerous natural disasters. There are even many unnatural disasters caused by mankind not taking care of the planet God has given us. This has caused many believers and unbelievers alike to be fearful of tomorrow. Fear over the world’s grief can cause much anxiety and stress. One may begin to wonder, “What am I going to do if a tragedy happens to me or my family?!” This is a reasonable question. I am not going to say that one shouldn’t have a plan of action for potential unforeseen events. However, fear of the unknown is where the devil would love for you to live. You can not plan for every single horrific event.
Here’s the reality, we live in a fallen world. I hate to be blunt but death on this earth is inevitable. There is nothing we can do to stop it. The only thing that we can try to do is postpone it. Even with trying to postpone it, our heartbeats are still in God’s hands anyway. Jesus prophesied all of these things would happen.
Matthew 24: 3-14 As Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately. “Tell us,” they said, “when will this happen, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?”
Jesus answered: “Watch out that no one deceives you. For many will come in my name, claiming, ‘I am the Messiah,’ and will deceive many. You will hear of wars and rumors of wars, but see to it that you are not alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places. All these are the beginning of birth pains.
“Then you will be handed over to be persecuted and put to death, and you will be hated by all nations because of me. At that time many will turn away from the faith and will betray and hate each other, and many false prophets will appear and deceive many people. Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come.
Instead of allowing the things that are going on to stress you out, my suggestion would be to pray for our world. Pray that God may use these situations to draw people close to himself. We must stand strong. Do not fear the things of this world. Know that God has a plan and seek his guidance. A person cannot make rational decisions if they are ruled by their fear. So pray for wisdom and ignite the peace that surpasses human understanding that God has given you. In this dark world never forget that if you have accepted Christ there is a lion that lives inside of you.