There is a lot of angst in our nation as we approach the presidential elections this Tuesday, November 8. Rather than enter into the emotional political foray with my opinion, I will invite my church family to find God’s answer to worry and anxiety in Psalms 91 this Sunday morning (10:30 AM).
Anxiety is a topic everywhere I go and a very real problem within and without the church. According to the World Health Organization, it is estimated 10% of the world’s population is afflicted with depression and\or anxiety. Depression and worry are a universal malady and no respecter of persons…young and old…rich and poor…it seems every family is wrestling with the debilitating effects of anxiety!
Many factors are contributing to this anxiety epidemic. The threat of war, terrorist attacks, civil unrest, and economic decline are all factors; however, I believe the Presidential Election has become a major cause of anxiety in our nation. Regardless of the outcome and who becomes president, many of us have to face the reality our decline as a nation and society is not going away. I leave you with a question I will answer this Sunday morning in God’s Word:
Where or to whom can a man or woman turn when they are overcome with fear, worry, and anxiety?
Copyright 2016 – Travis D. Smith