After months struggling to overcome fear and disconcertion, I now see the silver lining and blessing of COVID and all the chaos.
In our current reality everything is suspect. I know our faith is tested through uncertainty, but I want to live unshaken in shaky times.
I want to show how sin and the coronavirus are extremely similar in nature. You don’t outrun a virus nor do you out maneuver sin.
Nothing riled up Jesus more than fear in His followers. He tolerated ambition, presumption, and even competition, all self-serving traits, but never FEAR.
As I’ve watched the news seeing the evidence of mass panic hitting the US over the Coronavirus, I've been tempted to enter into the fears but have an answer.
Fear of inadequacy focuses on our lack not what we have. Gratitude embraces His sufficiency in our life. One leads to bitterness, the other to lasting joy.
The one talent servant said, "I was afraid I would lose your money, so I hid it in the earth." I can clearly see how I can run to the world and hide my talents.
The battle for my soul turned on the issue of ownership and now my daily cross confronts the same: Who owns me? Is it Jesus or have I enthroned another?
If I make my fear a Custer’s Last Stand of anxiety against God, then yes, I’m setting myself up for the inevitable fall. It reveals my bitterness with Him.
So many work to overcome rather than letting the Overcomer conquer in us but life is impossible if it’s managed and manhandled by us we must live dead.
I'm disturbed that things are changing and they'll affect my life, my comfort, and my convenience. I want the News to stop making me uncomfortable.
Dealing honestly with fear is human and not blasphemous. But a fearmonger doesn’t acknowledge the sovereignty of God; his god is fear and that is blasphemy.