With the rising panic concerning the spread of the coronavirus variants, and unrest in our world, fear and anxiety is rampant. Therefore, we are considering Bible verses to help us overcome the crisis.
Mark 4:39-40 says, “Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm. But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful? How is it that you have no faith?”
Tackling fear and anxiety in the Bible is a common theme, but you must remember that God has not given us a spirit of fear. It is not wrong to experience fear and anxiety in troubling times - we are only human! But during times like these, we implore you to remember that our lives are entirely in God’s hands. Conquering the spirit of fear requires a great deal of faith and trust in the Lord, as well as trust in ourselves.
When we experience human emotions that we feel are “negative,” we can feel anger at ourselves, as if we have failed. It’s normal to feel these emotions and one of the most important acts of love is to forgive ourselves as well. God did not put us on this earth to be brought down by fear, or to beat ourselves up for feeling normal human emotions. When you feel negative emotions like stress, fear, or panic, you can turn your eyes to God and remember that while we are made in his image, we are still imperfect and ever-changing in our walks of life.
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