Let’s just get to it. For the first time in any of our lifetimes, the whole world is facing a common enemy. One that threatens our way of life. But it’s not a dangerous person, or a hostile nation.
It’s a virus.
Literally overnight, we might be faced with disruptions in our lives that no one has experienced before. It all seems to have come from nowhere.
Fear is cropping up everywhere. It matters a lot how each of us faces that fear.
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Such a beautiful verse. Did you notice that…God has given us a sound mind? A sound mind. Even the words are comforting, those three words.
During tough times, God made you to stand. You can’t control a lot, but you can be calm and a help to others. Think about people from the past that stood calmly during incredibly difficult moments. They learned from life that scary things can be overcome and you can go on to thrive, not just survive.
In this time of uncertainty, you can be certain that God’s Word is true. It always has been, for past generations, a thousand times over.
Believe what God told you. Trade your fear for fierceness in the face of an enemy.
Let’s pray. Lord, our world gives us moments of decision. We will keep our eyes focused on you, no matter what! Amen.