It has been said that it sayst 365 times in the Bible “Fear not”. or some variant of that phrase. In fact, the only topics I can think of that are talked about more in God’s word are money and love.
So I know that God doesn’t want us running around in fear. He wants us to have peace in every situation.
In Isaiah 35:4a, Say to those who are fearful-hearted, “Be strong, do not fear!”
It also says in II Timothy “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
In these trying times. the last thing we need to do is walk around in fear. We need to keep our eyes on Jesus the author and finisher of our faith.
It has been said that we can’t control what happens to us or around us, but we can control how we react to it.
So instead of focusing on the negative and complaining about our present situation, we should take this time and think of it as a gift from the LORD.
In this age, where everyone is working themselves to death and no having much free time, we suddenly have lots of free time to spend with our loved ones. Time to catch up with people we haven’t talked to in a while. Even if it be by phone or video chat.
We have been given time to work on personal development, build a closer relationship with the LORD, find our first love, plan our goals for the rest of the year. or work on something we’d like to get better at.
So don’t waste this precious time we’ve been given. Use it wisely.
Turn off the network news and focus on the Good News of Jesus Christ. Take time to focus on Him and pray.
Now is not the time to be negative or selfish. Remember your friends and neighbors. Help those you can.
So I challenge you no to not jump onto the bandwagon of panic and hoarding. Or the culture of fear.
We know where our hope comes from. So let us put our trust in Him and “Be no afraid!” For the LORD our God is with us. He will never leave us or foraske us. We can trust in God’s word and in His precious promises.