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Scriptural Meditations for When Terror Strikes

When Terror Strikes

Psalm 34:19–Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivers them out of them all.

Proverbs  3:10-11-Do not be afraid of sudden terror, nor of trouble from the wicked when it comes, For the Lord will be your confidence. And will keep your foot from being caught.

2 Corinthians 4:8-9–We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted but not forsaken; cast down but not destroyed.

When You Feel Afraid

2Tim 1:7–For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.


1 John 4:18–There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.

Psalm 91: 1-2–He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High, Shall abide under the Shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress. My God in Him will I trust.

(the entire Psalm)

Deuteronomy  31:6–Be strong and of good courage, do not fear or be afraid of them; for the Lord Your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.

Isaiah 34:4–Say to those who are fear-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear! Behold your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you.



When You Worry

Matt. 6:35–Therefore, do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

(verse 25) Do not worry about your life.


Phil 4:6-7--Be anxious for nothing. But in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which passes all understanding, will guard your hearts, and minds through Christ Jesus.


  • http://AddaURLtothiscomment Dr. Linda Mintle

    The issue here is to make memories and learn to how have fun with your family. Just try some things as a group and see what all of you can do together to have some fun. Go to a baseball game, ride bikes, walk the dog, play at a park, play a game at night, have a movie night, etc. There is nothing to fear here–just work at finding things you can do together and start doing them!

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  • http://fearsandworries karen

    I have been counseled at church about depression and anxiety which has helped a lot because I am learning to fight my negative thoughts with scripture. One thing that came out in the counseling was my anxiety about my own and my families future. I am fearful that we have no common interests like most families and that this will pull us apart. I was asked what gives me life or makes me want to get up in the morning (dreams for my life) but could come up with nothing. Do I need to ask God to lead me and my family to this common dream? It scares me that I will waste these years with my husband and kids and then they will no longer want to be near us when they get older.

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