As the world descends in the grip of the Coronavirus there is fear, panic and anxiety among the population. Anxiety and fear can overwhelm us with a thick shadow of darkness, controlling our every move and decision.
So let us look at what the Bible tells us about fear and anxiety and how we can overcome these emotions.
Isaiah 41:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.
1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear because of fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Joshua 1:9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Matthew 6:34 Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take the view for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.
Psalm 27:1 The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
The Bible verses above are just a small indication of what God told us about fear and anxiety and why if we trust, have faith in Him, then we have nothing fear.
You are also reminded in Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
Isaiah 41:13 For I am the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.
You have to trust God during this difficult time when we are, consistently warned about this Coronavirus we mustn’t waiver in our faith, or panic unnecessary.
When you allow fear, anxiety, and panic to overwhelm you, then the Devil rejoice because you cannot concentrate on God if you are in the grip of those emotions.