Day 1/7: Fear
COVID-19, fear, and what the bible says:
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
2 Timothy 1:7(NKJV)
I remember when I was young, the movie Jaws was all the rage! So of course, I wanted to watch it. One weekend, My Uncle rented it and called my dad to see if we could talk him into letting me watch it. My dad, of course, advised against it, but I really wanted to watch it, so he left the choice up to me…. Worst decision ever!
After watching that movie, I was so scared! I was terrified of the water! I was even afraid to get into my grandparents swimming pool! I knew that there was no way a great white shark could be in a swimming pool, but fear is irrational.
The devil wants us to live our lives in fear, but God wants us to live our life in faith. The Bible says we should realize that God has given us power, love and a sound mind. Every one of us should use that power, love, and sound judgment to make wise decisions. Don’t be guided by fear, allow yourself to be guided by God’s wisdom.