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Today’s blog post:
How to Quell Fear
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Today’s blog is adapted from a recent sermon by our good friend, Pastor Dan MacLeod.
9 ”If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in Your presence before this temple that bears Your Name, and will cry out to you in our distress, and You will hear us and save us…” 2 Chronicles 20:1-20
Today we face an invisible enemy, and fear is growing as rampant—perhaps even more quickly than the Covid-19 we face. Though cures and vaccines are on the horizon, at this point, beyond social distancing and prayer, there is precious little, if anything, that we can do to stop the spread of this virus as it accelerates. So widespread now, could it be that unchecked fear is the real enemy, with far-reaching, and lasting physical and mental health effects?
In this holy scripture, Chronicles 20:1-22, God tells us not to fear our formidable enemy; that He Himself will take care of us. I am sharing this Bible passage, as there is much to learn from reading this life-giving scripture, and it may quell your fears, and help restore calm in the face of this most unwelcome visitor—our enemy–Covid-19. Here are the actual line-by-line scriptural highlights from 2 Chronicles 20:1-22 to quell your fears about Covid-19:
9 ”If calamity comes upon us, whether the sword of judgment, or plague or famine, we will stand in Your presence before this temple that bears Your Name, and will cry out to you in our distress, and You will hear us and save us…”
12 ”We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You…”
15 “This is what the Lord says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s….”
17 “You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you…”
20 “Have faith in the Lord your God, and you will be upheld…”
21 “Give thanks to the Lord, for his love endures forever.”
7 Reminders to Quell Fear
- Sometimes God allows us to experience fear to show us we need Him.
- We need to remind ourselves of God’s loving, saving power in every circumstance.
- It is important to remember that we serve a mighty God. No problem, regardless of what it is, is beyond His sight, or bigger than He is.
- Fear can act as a great motivator for us to pray, and ask God for His help.
- We need to remember all the times God has provided for us in the past, as He has answered our prayers in so many powerful ways.
- This plague is only temporary. It will pass over in a matter of time.
- Prayer is our primary defense against fear and infirmity during this difficult time. It brings calm, hope and peace, and nothing quells fears more quickly than prayer.
Prayer for Today
Please join me in prayer…
Dear Father God,
I pray to You with confidence this day, and claim your protection, comfort and calm over me, my family, friends, and loved ones, as the Covid-19 virus pandemic surges in the coming weeks. I turn to You to implore your help, for you are The Almighty, my refuge and shield in times of trouble. I trust in You for comfort, protection, and guidance. Please save us from fear and infirmity.
Please restore peace and calm in my heart as only You can, as we wait for this plague to pass us by. Heal my fear, Lord. I pray too, for all who have the corona-virus. That you will prevent its spread, and be with all those affected, healing them fully and swiftly.
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