It seems fear is the word of the day right now- With the COVID-19 spreading around the world, financial markets in turmoil, border closings and lock-downs beginning to happen!!! What sane person would not have a feeling of helplessness and loss of control- Well I just read a good discussion of fear from Hal Lindsey Ministries- Of course this is Bible grounded but I will attest that this is all the truth if you have accepted the Lord Jesus into your life- I do not fear, as such, the virus and all that is happening from my life point because I am at peace about it,,, given by the holy spirit !!! I do fear for all the people that are caught up in all this COVID-19 confusion and have a feeling of hopelessness and worry for themselves and their loved ones !!! If you are saved,,, you know exactly what I am talking about,,, if you have not accepted Jesus into your life then please see below the results of making a decision for Jesus !!!
I’ve never counted them, but I have read that phrases like “fear not” or “do not be afraid” occur over 300 times in the Bible. Clearly, God does not want us to be afraid. In fact, He commands us not to fear.
That’s because, in many ways, fear and faith are opposites. And Hebrews 11:6 says, “Without faith, it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.”
And yet, when countries around the world are declaring national emergencies, the temptation to fear can grow. When markets falter, and wealth disappears before our eyes, we might be tempted to feel anxiety. The coronavirus COVID-19 is what Psalm 91:6 calls a “pestilence that stalks in darkness.” We know it’s there, and we know it’s deadly, but we can’t see it.
When we’re tempted to fear, what does God say?
2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
If your hope is in this world only, then you should be afraid. But if through the finished work of Jesus on the cross, you live in the assurance of heaven, then don’t be afraid. Don’t be moved by any of the things the world is throwing at you.
Cry out to Him as a child would cry out to his dear father – full of faith and trust. Then thank Him for all He has done.
In John 14:27, Jesus said, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”
These are difficult days. We should be prudent and plan things as well as we can. But panic? Fear? No! Let the Living God keep you in perfect peace.
Believe me, folks,,, this peace is beyond anything you can explain- Through all the ups and downs of my life and even during the times when I am facing the consequences of my sinful actions,,, The Lord has stayed with me and comforted me through them,,, even though he should have just let me destroy myself !!!
As I remarked earlier,,, if you are saved,,, you know what I am talking about- If you have not looked into Jesus,,, I would strongly advise you do- You will never regret it !!!!!!