9/11 will forever go down in our hearts as one of the scariest days of our lives. When terrorist attacks happen how do we, as Christians, deal with it?
Watch this old video of people from the UK reacting to recordings of 9/11
On this dreadful day, terror attacked America three times, the Twin towers, the Pentagon and a field in Pennsylvania. These attacks were unexpected; it shook all of us to the core.
The attacks were very quick and were incredibly devastating. Many lost their lives that day, many of us grieved, we were afraid, we were mad. We wanted answers.
To some degree, these terrorist attacks worked. Today security has become elaborate, strict, and a priority. We still have that fear that maybe somewhere more terrorist attacks may happen.
The level of security that we place on ourselves in different places we go today serve as reminders of just how much we still fear the threats to our lives.
When Terrorists Attacks, The Bible has a Solution for Comfort and Peace of Mind
David is a very prominent figure in the Bible, he has done so much for the Lord and his people. However, even someone as great as him sometimes feels scared and alone.
Psalm 31 recounts how David had to face a conspiracy against him, it made him feel like he was completely abandoned even by those closest to him. David confesses that he felt the “terror all around.”
This is where our solution comes in. When David felt scared because of the terror He remembered that God was, and is, with him and with the world. He prayed to say “Into Your hands, I commit my spirit.”
If this statement feels familiar to us, it should. These were the same words uttered by Jesus when He completed His mission as He died on the cross. We too should be uttering these words as we continue to live.
Why? By saying these words we trust God to dispense the justice for any that would dare harm His children. When terrorist attacks are keeping us on edge remember to say:
“Into Your hands I commit my spirit.”
Jesus truly is the best provider of comfort in trying times.
Take a listen to “You Are My All In All” and worship the Lord.