The COVID pandemic has left many full of fear. It has caused people to go into hiding, avoid previous friends and family, and cling to solutions that have been proven not to be effective in the least. What has caused once mature believers to be reduced to quivering hermits? Fear. They are afraid of something they can’t control. Jesus wants to deal with your fear. Paul tells us to take those fears to Him.
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
This passage falls into the category of one of the most quoted. People cling to this verse when in times of trouble, and rightfully so. It brings hope and instructs how to deal with your fear. One of Satan’s most extensive tactics is to fill you full of doubt and discouragement because he knows that will lead to fear. When a Christian is full of fear, they are paralyzed from following the leading of the Holy Spirit. You can overcome that.
Are you gripped with fear? Do the events in the world have you worried? Are you afraid of catching some disease that will take your life? Maybe things are crashing down around you, and you don’t know how to make it through it all? Whatever the case, maybe you can go to the Lord with your burdens, cast them on Him, be free of all that anxiety.
Deal with Your Fear
When you make your requests known to the Lord, he replaces that fear with peace. This peace is something that the world can’t mimic. It will blow your mind how comprehensive the peace of God is when it comes. It puts a protective layer around your heart and mind, and the worries of the world fade away in the distance. To find your peace and let Jesus deal with your fear.