Mental health issues including anxiety and depression are the number one healthcare problem in the the UK.
More and more people are coming down with stress related illnesses, and the age in which this is happening is getting younger. More children are now being diagnosed and medicated then ever before. We worry more then ever; we worry about having too much money and loosing it, having not enough money and getting it. We worry about what we look like, eat, where we live, what others think, who we are going to date and marry. We worry about our spouses, our children, our jobs, our schools, our friends. We worry about our futures, our pasts and our present. We worry about everything and worry leads to fear.
So what is the Christians response to this? What do we have to offer a fearful world. Some might say we need to let people know fear is a sin and so you need to stop it. Others may want to embrace some kind of childhood problem that needs to be dealt with, but what is the real answer to real fear?
Today we are going to try and answer these question as we look at "If Jesus was Afraid".