Don't Be Afraid
Psalm 91: 1- 3 1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." 3 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. (ESV)
There is no doubt; these are terrible times. But don't be afraid. God created us with the ability to experience fear, but to what purpose? So we will keep ourselves safe if you are taking all the precautions that you can and should to protect you and your family from Covid-19, then good!
What should you do?
Admit that you are afraid. Talk about it with others. Paul says in Ephesians that we should speak the truth in love. So speak to people who will agree with you, but encourage you. Please steer clear of the political pundits, end-of-the-world seekers, and conspiracy theorists.
Worship. Worship is an excellent deterrent to fear. First, take the time to ground yourself in the moment. You're alive, and God is with you, that's reason enough to worship Him. Then find your own worship music or play one of the lists we've created for you.
Pray. I pray every day for everyone. But what do I say?
I speak life, I speak health, and I speak safety over (insert names here)
Pray over yourself, your marriage, and your family.
Pray for friends and co-workers.
Pray for the President and leadership trying to guide us through this.
Be encouraging. I know you may not feel like it. But this will pass. Tell people that we are going to make it. Encourage people to connect to FFWC online. Invite people to join us on Zoom calls and Facebook.
What will life be like on the other side? That's anyone's guess except for this fact. God will still be God. He will never change. He will never leave us or ever give up on us. He will always remember us. He has always loved us, and He always will.
PRAY: Dear Jesus, help me this day to set aside my fears and praise You with all of my heart. AMEN.