Recent world events, such as ISIS beheading Christians and murdering people in Europe, create anxiety and concern. Our people are fearful of any number of things: fear of never getting married, fear of losing a job, fear of not be able to pay the mortgage, fear of the unknown, fear of intimacy, fear of commitment. These are real concerns and fear seems reasonable to a person, even when it’s irrational. But it drives us away from God and reveals our desire to control the circumstances of our lives. The number one command in the Bible is “Fear not,” and it’s a loving invitation to trust God.