Fighting Your Fears During Coronavirus

During these times of uncertainty, fears, and difficulties due to the pandemic, we Christians are called to fight our battles on our knees through prayer and supplication to God.

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Fears are not new to Christians because even the Bible heroes went through terrible situations and had intense battles to fight. We can take inspiration from the Bible to fight our fears with praise.

Fight fears with praises

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In Psalm 34, King David writes about how he was so exhausted and tired as he was escaping from the king of Israel at that time- Saul. Saul was on a mission to kill David.

He had no place to even lay his head and didn’t know who to trust during those times. Yet, David praises God saying, “I will bless the LORD at all times; his praise shall continually be in my mouth” (Ps. 34:1).

We too can do the same today and chose to trust God rather than on any man or vaccine. Praise the King of kings at all times even when you are low and hurt and see how God works through your situations and restores your life to perfect peace and happiness in Christ Jesus His Son.

Fight fears by remembering God’s goodness to you

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When the enemy pushes you to frustration and sadness, remember all the times when God was good to you. David remembers God’s goodness in Psalms 34:6: “This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him and saved him out of all his troubles”

Remembering God’s past faithfulness to you will deepen your trust in Him. The Bible is full of memorials. God tells His people to remember his works (Joshua 4:7 and Luke 22:19).

He does that because He knows fully well that we are forgetful, and that when we remember the past things He did for us, we would be strengthened and would be able to fight our fears.

The Lord is always near to us and He is kind and gracious to answer our prayers. He is a loving father who will not try His children beyond a limit. So be strong and fight the fears of this life with praises and remembering the goodness of God to us.

Verse of the Day

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives — 2 Peter 3:10-11 (NIV)

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