Fear. It is defined as “an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat.” It can cripple you and cause you to feel paralyzed and unable to function. It’s an awful feeling and one that our world is experiencing so much of right now. There is so much chaos, so much bad news, and so much anxiety in the world. It is easy for me to get caught up in it and worry about the unknowns or feel anxious about getting sick. The worst case scenarios can often go through my mind and soon I’m in a spiral of fearful thoughts.
However, as Christians, we know that we do not have to be afraid, because God is with us always. Not just in the good times when things are going well, but also in scary times like these where we do not know what the future holds. God is in control and we do not have to worry because He will never leave us or forsake us. “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” Isaiah 41:10.
This is something I have to keep reminding myself of continuously. No matter what tomorrow brings, we can trust God fully because He is sovereign and He is good and He’s holding onto us. Choosing faith in God over fear in situations regarding the corona virus or other things is the most important thing we can do. By filling our mind with the truth of God’s Word and resting in the promises of the Lord, we can combat fearful thoughts. No matter what happens, the Lord is in control, and He will walk with us through these times.
Let’s be wise, but not fearful. “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7.
Please let me know if there’s any way I can be praying for you!