By Kathy Robichaux
I am asking myself if I should be fearful of the COVID-19 situation because, as of right now, I am not. It is not the fake news or the fighting over toilet paper videos on social media that is making me question myself. Instead, it’s what I hear pastors and others that I look to for wisdom and guidance speaking about fear and why we shouldn’t fear that is causing me to wonder if I should start to fear.
We can work ourselves up into a fearful state if we allow our thoughts to take over. Whether it’s fear over this COVID-19 situation or fear of how you will pay your mortgage or fear of your children’s future, there is one thing I know to be true, and that is “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and love and of a sound mind.” ~2 Timothy 1:7
I lived captive to fear for many years and let me tell you when I escaped the chains of fear, the weight that had been lifted off of me allowed for me to have joy for life again.
Are you living in fear? Pray this prayer.
Dear Heavenly Father, I am fearful of (state your fear). I can’t see past it. Your word says that you did not give me a spirit of fear, so I ask that you would allow love and a sound mind to take over me because I can’t do it without you. Please help me to listen to what is true and turn from the lies of the enemy. Thank you that I am able to find joy in any situation because you are for me and always with me. Amen
Scripture is full of truth to get you through the fear you are battling. Here are three verses to start meditating on. Let his truth set you free.
“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
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” ~ Philippians 4:6-7
“Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.” ~ Psalm 23:4
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