Anguish [seizes me] like the pangs of a woman in travail,
and my heart is troubled within me.
I am clothed in blackness and my tongue cleaves to the roof [of my mouth];
[for I fear the mischief of] their heart and their inclination (towards evil)
appears as bitterness before me.
The light of my face is dimmed to darkness and my radiance is turned to decay.
The Dead Sea Scrolls-The War Scroll
We are entering a day and time unparalleled in the history of our planet where we will see catastrophes of unimaginable scope and magnitude that will never be seen again. The intensity of the events and the swiftness with which they move will cause fear and terror in the hearts of all men. We must honestly acknowledge we all fear, even the bravest of individuals, so that we can effectively deal with this emotion.
Humans and other creatures alike experience fear. Fear is a natural response bestowed upon us by our Creator to alert His creation of things that threaten well-being and life. Once the fear factor has been evoked people are given additional biological resources to deal with the terror they must endure, known as the â€˜fight or flightâ€™ response. People have a natural inclination to run from something that they believe places them in mortal jeopardy. This fear can be reality or it can be perceived. It is at this cross-road a person needs to psychologically make a decision on how they will deal with fear. The decision a person makes will become a factor in determining whether they live or die, depending upon the situation. Continue reading