"Australia and the rest of the world are in shock at the
recent terrorism events in the world. The thousands of
deaths and injuries are a global tragedy. Even worse is
if these events claim more victims through individuals
and communities closing down through fear!"
Unfortunately there are no guarantees in life.
The only way you can successfully battle the rising tide
of fear, uncertainty and insecurity is to put you trust
on something immovable and unshakable - otherwise you too
will become a powerless victim of the terrorism on a
personal level. You will be thrown around by the tide of
public fear and panic if your core value, future and
beliefs aren't grounded in a solid foundation.
Where to put your life trust
People tend to put their trust in these areas:
Trust in other
people- result is you will always be let down.
The terrorism shows there are evil people who can take
innocent people down.
Trust in money-
only 3% of the "money" is backed up by actual currency.
The rest is created by banks as credit and the whole
system survives on consumer confidence! A structure
without foundation or substance! It only takes a loss
of confidence and the world economies will be bordering
on total collapse.
themselves- people are resourceful and
intelligent however we all have a limit. All the
victims of the terrorist attacks were powerless in
their greatest moment of need.
Trust in the stability
of society- Terrorism shows us that even what we
believe to be secure can be destroyed.
Trust in God-
people put their trust in the only thing that is
unchangeable and immovable.
Trust in God!
People who put their trust in God are not immune to
trouble. When trouble comes however, the difference is
that they are not alone, even when isolated from other
"Because he loves me," says the LORD, "I will rescue him;
I will protect him, for he acknowledges my name. He will
call upon me, and I will answer him; I will be with him
in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him". The
Bible, Psalms 91:14,15
A conscious decision is required for you to begin to put
your trust in God. When you play the childhood game of
falling back into another person's arms, you decide to
trust that they will catch you and prevent you from
splitting your head open on the ground. You trust that
person only because you have some knowledge of their
character. To trust them in that situation means you have
weighed up the situation and concluded they have your
welfare at heart. You need to have determined too that
the other person is not going to use you as a cruel joke
and let you fall to the ground.
It is the same with God. Determine in your heart that He
has your welfare as his priority and that He loves you.
(The Bible makes that clear to us) Your children who love
and trust you are totally safe when they are within your
power to protect them. That same protective attitude is
God's attitude to you when you choose to put your trust
in Him. His power is unlimited!
Build your trust in God
Your level of trust with another person changes according
to how well you know that person:
- No knowledge of the person - no trust
- Some knowledge of the person - some trust (you trust
the pilot of the plane because you know he has been
- Personal acquaintances of yours - more trust (you get
to know their character over time as trustworthy - or
- Personal family and close friends - great trust (you
have spent a lot of time with them and know them
Your relationship with God will coincide with one of the
four examples above. To really enter into the peace that
comes from trusting God, you need to enjoy the equivalent
of the last two "personal" relationships with God. This
link below tells how to start a
personal relationship with God:
Easy to say but hard to do when all around are finding
good reasons to fear! The media continually gives us new
reasons to fear!
There is every logical reason to fear. The threat of more
terrorist attacks. The threat of another war. The threat
of biological or nuclear war. The threat of economic
recession all over the world.
The present level of fear in society is out of all
proportion to the facts! Infinitely more people are
killed by cars every year than terrorist attacks - are we
ruled by a morbid fear of getting into a car?
"Do not fear" is
one of the most repeated instructions in the Bible. It
takes a conscious choice to reject fear. To be successful
in removing fear, you need to replace the fear with
something positive. You can adopt a positive attitude
which will help, but it is only a small part of the
answer. The small child in an unfamiliar situation is
able to reject fear when they are close to the parents.
Alone, the child would be overcome with fear. The child
has confidence when the parents are there because they
know the parent's care and protection is always available
when the circumstances require it.
Once again it is the same with God. It is easier to look
above the devastating circumstances of terrorism and rise
above fear when you have your trust in God. You realize
He is still in control. He loves you and cares for your
well being. He will never leave you or forsake you.
For those who are personal with God (Christians)
Our response needs to be active:
Get closer to God
...if my people, who are called by my name, will humble
themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their
wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will
forgive their sin and will heal their land. Now my eyes
will be open and my ears attentive to the prayers offered
in this place. The Bible, 2 Chronicles
Pray for the leaders of the countries.
I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers,
intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone - for
kings and all those in authority, that we may live
peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.
The Bible, 1Timothy 2:1,2
Pray for the terrorists!!
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who
persecute you, Jesus' words in The Bible, Matthew
Remember Paul in the Bible? He used to persecute,
imprison and help kill Christians. God intervened and
spoke from heaven directly to Paul. He then became a
believer and ended up one of the main writers of the
Bible! The same could happen to bin Laden and other key
terrorists! We must provide an attitude of faith and
belief so God can move in power. Imagine how the
terrorist network would disintegrate if their leaders
You can't guarantee when your time has
come to depart this earth.
The only solution: start a relationship with God while
you can (become a Christian; make your peace with God)
This is the most basic concept of your life and as such
needs your highest priority.
- Trust in God.
- No Fear!
- Get closer to God each day and experience His peace
More about starting out with God