The response to our world’s current situation from a lot of my peers is fear.
This is an unfamiliar situation, one like our parents and grandparents have never experienced.
The only guidance we have is turning our hearts and ears to the word of God.
His word is clear on Fear.
2 Timothy 2:7 says ” For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and love, and of a sound mind”
Yes we should operate in wisdom! Yes we should practice preparedness and social distancing! But as believers we must hold our heads high knowing that no matter what it looks like, we will be just fine. We must set the example for our families, our friends, and the citizens of our world who seem to be in a state of complete panic. We are the light, don’t allow the spirit of fear to dim your light. Shine on, encourage others. Times like these we should use the tools that God has given us, the things our parents, grandparents, and pastors have taught us and apply them to REAL life.
Speak things that are not as though they were.
Proverbs 18:21 says “Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.”
Sometimes it is hard to look at a situation that looks one way and speak something different but its necessary. We must be aware of the power that we posses and walk in it. God has given us the power to speak over our own lives and the lives of our families but also our world. While others are in a state of panic we speak peace, when they speak illness we speak health, when they say poverty and government dependency we claim wealth, prosperity, and to lend rather than borrow. We have the power in our tongue so be mindful of what you say and who you are saying it to. The more you say it, the more you will believe it , and be pushed into truly having trust and faith in God.
ACTIVATE your faith.
Hebrews 11:1 says ” Now faith is the substance of things hoped for , the evidence of things not seen”
Faith is one of the most powerful tools that we have. Believe that you and your family will have continued health. Believe that in the midst of this chaos OUR God is still in control and that he will show us how to navigate through this all. Most of all, believing that his will shall be done, no matter what it looks like. I am praying for the gift of faith. I want overwhelming faith in the will and word of God but what I also understand is all it takes is faith the size of a mustard seed! Activate your mustard seed faith, and watch him see us through.
Walking in faith rather than fear are the keys to continuous beautiful moments in this interesting time. His will shall always be done.