When we think of fear, it usually has to do with the things that we are unable to control. Things like the unknown. Things that we may not have the courage to face. Things that can very well have the potential to overwhelm us.
The pandemic happened around three and a half months ago, and I’m sure that most of you were afraid when that happened. Who would not be? All of us were encountering a situation that we were never in before. A situation that had us fighting an invisible enemy that we knew nothing about: the novel coronavirus.
But looking at today, who is still afraid? Paul says in 2 Timothy that “God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self control” (2 Timothy 1:7)
I will be honest. We are all living in different times. Trying times that we are not used to at all. But we all have a decision to make. Do we give in to fear, or do we overcome it?
I have made my decision. I’m not afraid. I’m not afraid of anything that can cause disease. I am not afraid of the present situation, or what can happen in the future.
Where does fear come from? It comes from another invisible enemy that we can’t see. The devil is the enemy that we can’t see, since he’s in the spiritual realm. He uses lies and fear to control people and weaken them.
But fortunately, we have the LORD to help us in times of trouble. When fear arises, God can bring an end to it. He is bigger than our problems. Bigger than any coronavirus and bigger than anything that can ever happen to us.
And for this reason, I am not afraid. The only one that I fear is my God. He provides me with all the courage I need to face any fear that comes along.
So fear, you are not welcome here. You are a liar and a sworn enemy to peace. I’m not afraid.