Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Choose Faith, Not Fear

“The news isn’t meant to be watched, it’s meant to be checked.  Check the news, watch the Word.”  -Steven Furtick

When we go through a crisis like this Covid-19 Pandemic that’s plaguing the world right now, fear and panic can set in, and it can be easy to forget that God is still our place of refuge in times of trouble (Psalm 46:1) and we shouldn’t fear because He will never leave us or forsake us (Duet. 31:6).  The problem is that we spend more time watching the news that will often only reinforce our fears than we do reading the Word that will reinforce our faith.  This isn’t to say that we shouldn’t be aware of the facts of this pandemic—we should certainly check the news to best be aware of how to keep ourselves and others safe—but it is to say that these facts do not define our ultimate reality as people of faith.  Despite our present circumstances, God’s still in control.  We must not live in a perpetual state of fear. Let’s collectively place our hope and faith in a God that is our fortress and deliverer.

For the Spirit God have us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline (2 Timothy 1:7, NIV). 

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