The Cure for Fear

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The patient was known to be dying. All that doctors, medicine, and hospital care could do had been done, and nothing remained but to make his last days as comfortable as possible. The doctor, a caring, compassionate person, stopped often by the hospital room for a "cheering-up" visit.
One day at the end of a "real up-beat visit" the doctor casually asked, "Is there anything I can get for you?"
Wearily the patient answered, "How about something to take away the fear?"
There was no answer.
Medical science has no answer.
There is a whole arsenal of drugs and treatments to cure disease or to alleviate physical symptoms, but nowhere is there a specific drug to cure fear.
There is only One who can truly cure fear: the Lord Jesus Christ.
"Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death... that He by the grace of God should taste death for every man.... and deliver them, who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage." Heb. 2:9, 159But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honor; that he by the grace of God should taste death for every man. (Hebrews 2:9)
15And deliver them who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage. (Hebrews 2:15)
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He can not only take away the fear, but He removes the cause of it. Death is no longer a terror if we can receive a life that is beyond death and the grave.
The Lord Jesus promises absolutely that, "I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in Me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: and whosoever liveth and believeth in Me shall never die. Believest thou this?" John 11:25, 2625Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live: 26And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this? (John 11:25‑26).
Do you believe this? Do you believe John 3:1616For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. (John 3:16): "For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life"? Do you accept "the gift of God... eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord"?
If you can honestly say, "Yes—yes—yes" to these questions, if you can truly call the Lord Jesus Christ your Lord, and say, "He tasted death for me," why should you fear?