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How can I deal with the fear and anxiety that makes me want to stay home all the time?
A fear reaction to a specific situation can be identified as a phobia, and persons who suffer from phobias endeavor to avoid objects or situations which bring about fear reactions ...
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With so many terrible things happening these days, I'm afraid that the end of the world may be near. Can you help me?
Threatening world events should not be a source of anxiety to true believers who are trusting in Christ as their personal Savior.
I have cancer. Please pray I'll get over my fears. What should I do?
Billy Graham writes, "Ask God to help you trust Him, because He loves you and He can be trusted, no matter what happens." Read his answer now!
I have a hard time believing God loves me when I know He's keeping track of all my sins.
Billy Graham writes, "God does know all about us, and nothing we do will ever be overlooked. ... But this isn't the whole story—not at all!"
I worry about death a lot, but most of my friends don't seem to even think about it. Is something wrong with me?
Billy Graham writes, "It might not be 'cool' to think about death, but it is realistic. It's no accident that the world's greatest literature and philosophy deal with the fact that some day our lives will come to an end."
Why were Jesus' disciples so frightened after He was arrested and crucified?
Billy Graham writes, "They had hoped He would overcome the power of the Roman government and establish a new kingdom, and now their hopes of this vanished."
I'm afraid that God will punish me after I die for all the sins I've committed. How can I get over this fear?
Billy Graham writes, "You and I deserve to be punished for our sins ... but Jesus Christ took our place."
Can God help me overcome my fears? I'm always worrying about what might happen to me or my children.
Billy Graham writes, "Yes, God wants to help you overcome these fears. He loves you, and He doesn't want you to be haunted by constant fear and anxiety."
I've been diagnosed with AIDS. Will God still listen to me, or is it too late?
Billy Graham writes, "No, it's never too late to turn to God. No matter who we are or what we've done, God still loves us, and He yearns to forgive us and welcome us into His family forever."
Have you ever met anyone who wanted to become a Christian but kept putting it off?
Billy Graham writes, "They are gambling with their souls, not realizing that in a moment they could be called into eternity—and then it will be too late. Don't let that happen to you!"
I can't help worrying. The world is a pretty scary place, and a lot can happen. Am I wrong to be concerned?
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible tells us to trust God for the future. You see, when we allow worries to overwhelm us, we're actually saying to ourselves that God must not love us, and He must not be watching over us."
I met an elderly woman who gave her life to Jesus many years ago, but now she's afraid she won't go to heaven. What can I tell her?
Billy Graham writes, "Satan wants to make us think our salvation depends on ourselves and how good we have been. But we can never be good enough—and that is why we need Christ. "
My cancer is in remission, but I'm afraid it's going to return. How can I cope with this?
Billy Graham writes, "One of the Bible's greatest truths is that God loves us, and we are never outside the bounds of His care and concern. That is why the psalmist could write, 'My times are in your hands' (Psalm 31:15)."
I know I shouldn't fear death now that I'm a Christian, but I do. Am I always going to be like this?
Billy Graham writes, "The key now is to replace those messages from the past with a new message—the message that Christ has conquered death and Hell and Satan."
I know as a Christian I shouldn't fear death, but I do. I just can't get these fears out of my mind. What is wrong with me?
Billy Graham writes, "There may be some hidden reasons for your fears (such as a childhood experience with illness or death that frightened you). But no matter what the reason is, let me assure you that God loves you, and He wants to take away your fears."
I'm a woman in my late 20s, and I'm afraid to get married. Is marriage just a game of chance?
Billy Graham writes, "No, marriage is not a game of chance—if you put it in God's hands and seek His will for your marriage."
I had a painful injury, and now I'm getting addicted to my pain medicine. Will God help me get off this medication?
Billy Graham writes, "God doesn't want you to become a slave to anything—including your pain medicine. Does this mean God may suddenly take away all your pain and set you free from your need for medicine? Perhaps ..."
I know you talk a lot about a loving God, but I just can't get over my fear that He'll punish me if I do anything wrong.
Billy Graham writes, "Have you ever asked yourself what it would take to convince you that your emotions are lying to you, and that God really does love you?"
I made a lot of promises to God if He got me out of Iraq alive. He did, but I haven't followed through. How can I do better?
Billy Graham writes, "One place to start would be to pause at the beginning of every day and thank God for watching over you during a very dangerous time in your life."
I believe in life after death, but the thought of dying scares me. Maybe if I had more faith I wouldn't feel this way.
Billy Graham writes, "No one looks forward to the process of dying, of course; I think we all shrink back from the thought of the prolonged pain or lingering disability that often comes as we approach death."