Second Timothy 1:7

  • 4 March 2021

For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.  ~2 Timothy 1:7

I wish I could quote this verse to everyone who is fearful these days. Whether it’s fear of getting COVID, fear of losing a loved one, or worry about how they are going to pay bills, fear is running rampant and, unfortunately, some are turning that fear to blame. Blaming friends, the government … anyone they can think of in order to let out some deep-seated frustration and anxiety. I understand where these emotions are coming from, but I encourage you to turn that fear into prayer. God is able to meet every need beyond what you can ask or think (Ephesians 3:20). The problem is that we don’t often ask.

David Livingstone trod the dangerous jungles of Africa because he believed that nothing could harm him until it was God’s time to take him Home. I agree with his assessment where Spirit-led children of God are concerned. If you are seeking Him and His Kingdom, you must trust Him to complete the work that He has begun in you. God is not obligated to protect you from your own foolishness, but He will lead you in the paths that He desires you to go and will give you peace in the midst of your storms if you will but look to Him to do so.

Please know that I am not making light of your situation. I am not even saying that you don’t have a reason to be concerned. I just want to encourage you to turn your fear and anxiety to prayer and trust. God is able.

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