We’ve all seen the headlines: “The Australian Fires are a Prelude to our Climate Suffering”; “Climate crisis: January 2020 was warmest since records began”; “The Arctic’s thawing permafrost is releasing a shocking amount of dangerous gases.” These headlines stir fear, anxiety, and even panic within readers. As believers who understand that we are stewards of God’s creation, should we be panicking about climate change?
God’s Word is always our starting point. We need to look to Scripture and line our emotions up with the Word of God.
God’s Word is always our starting point. We need to look to Scripture and line our emotions up with the Word of God. So, should we be filled with fear, a dread of the future, and anxiety? For a Christian who knows God’s Word, the answer to that question should be easy—No! Regardless of real or perceived circumstances, we should never be characterized by fear, dread, or anxiety. Here are four biblical reasons why: