What’s the perfect book of the Bible for those who are afraid?

February 19, 2020 by Dr. Jack Graham

    Fear and uncertainty are running rampant in our world today.

    Politics, global conflict, unprecedented weather patterns, and many other events are making many people feel deeply afraid about the future. Some people have completely lost hope.

    If you were to suggest a book of the Bible for a fearful person to read, which would you suggest? I doubt Revelation would be at the top of your list!

    The book of Revelation is often read with fear and uncertainty. But at its core, Revelation is a book of hope that’s extremely relevant to our lives today because it lays out in detail what the future holds.

    As Revelation 21:4–5 (ESV) says…

    “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more… for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.”

    Revelation tells us exactly what to expect when Christ comes again. It’s history pre-written – a guide to the signs, circumstances, and events that precede and coincide with the return of Jesus.

    Jesus has written the end of the story, and it’s an ending you and I can anticipate with joy!

    My prayer is that you’ll explore Revelation and lay hold of the incredible promise that Jesus holds the future – and that includes yours – firmly in His hands. And I’d love to send you a copy of my book All Things New to help you do that so you can face the future with hope and joy.

    Because when you have confidence that Christ holds your future, you’ll not only be empowered to live with hope today, but also to make a difference in this world that lasts into eternity.

    We carry the promise of a better world where Christ wipes away every tear, overthrows every evil, and renews the whole of creation. The world needs you and me to shine this light of Christ brighter than ever. And together, we can share the Good News ’til the whole world hears!

     

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